Category Archives: Grief

Unheard Scream: Medical Staff Ignorance of Trauma Costs Lives

“Beware out of the ash I rise. I embody the power of courage, the endurance of strength and the beauty of survival. I am an agent of change in a state of greater becoming”. The abuse that a survivor has … Continue reading

Poetry – I Hear You On The Wind

Recently, I was shocked to my core by the death of a friend.  While the facts surrounding her passing are unclear and not mine to share, she died much too young.  Like so many struggling with chronic illness and mental … Continue reading

Ashes To Everything: Grief, Guilt & Love

I chose water today.  Brass, water, Japanese characters on a bowl in which calcium and carbon will reside.   It is time to move Mom from the patriotic priority shipping box to something more decorative and dignified.  Guilt plants doubts … Continue reading

The Vessel Project – Shining Light Into A Grieving Heart

I recently enrolled in Beryl Ayn Young’s Illuminate ecourse.  The course guides participants through the expression and healing of grief.  For more information about the course, click here:  http://www.berylaynyoung.com/illuminate/ As I grieve my mother’s death, I thought that perhaps the … Continue reading

An Inconvenient Life: Grieving Mom And Gaining Myself

So. . .I see that the envelope of death certificates from the Rusk County Registrar of Deeds has arrived.  Paper documenting the end of my mother’s life.  Am I ready to read the cause of death?  NO. Will it break … Continue reading

Forest Forays – Peace by Piece

Peace can be found in the most unexpected places.  Last weekend, my husband and I drove 9 hours and 500+ hours to sort through my mother’s apartment and bring her belongings back home.  The life of a hoarder can be … Continue reading

Presenting the PRESENT

Still. . . Grief can teach us a thing or two about irony.  No matter the relationship we had with someone, we take the time to re-evaluate. So it is for me. My mom died on August 6th out-of-state and … Continue reading