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Throwing Away Your Crap Doesn't Mean I Didn't Love You

Dan hated it when I called him a hoarder, but he had this thing about keeping EVERYTHING. (Buy me a drink and I’ll tell you a story about a box of rocks, enough baseball mitts to field a team, and every letter his mom and grandma ever sent him). 377 more words

Grief

The Grief Mirror

This post is not trolling for sympathy. In fact, I hesitated quite a bit before posting it. In the end, I decided it was important to share my story in the hopes it might help someone else. 892 more words

Grief

It Gets Better

Shortly after Dan died, Julie showed up at my door. She sat with me and assured me that, while I wouldn’t believe her now, things would get better. 184 more words

Grief

What the heck happens at grief counseling anyway?

According to the great and all knowing Wikipedia, Grief counseling is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved ones, or with major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (e.g., divorce, or job loss). 888 more words

Grief

Letting Go of Certainty

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides.” — Tony Schwartz…

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Broken Open and Renewed

As I approached the beginning of a new phase of life this summer, I stared at a stack of books wondering which book I should read first. 809 more words

A Little Bit Of Me

D Minor Is the Saddest of All Cords.

I guess it doesn’t help that he looks like my first husband.

Whatever. Enjoy.

But for those of you more in a more political mind, here ya go here: 24 more words

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