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Grief: Making Space to Honor the Dead in the Living

Warning to the pure, innocent, and/or judgmental eyes: This post contains some swear words. GASP! Most of this post was written on February 18th but I’m just now getting around to posting it. 841 more words


I went away for awhile.

My dog of 13 years died on January 28th. His name was Toby and he saved my life. We adopted him from the ASPCA in Maryland when I was in a day treatment program at Shepherd Pratt Hospital in August of 2002. 527 more words


Today is a Better Day

My Emotions are like a raging winters storm, often blinding me from life, clouding my judgement, making me too cold to feel the warm embrace of my son, I try not to break down or cry in front of him, I try to be strong for him, He needs to lean on me, to be able to count on me to comfort him when he breaks down, we have been there for each other, he hugs me while I break down and tells me that it is okay, Momma is still here with us in our Hearts. 646 more words


Tired now

She was tired. The tsunami of tiredness came over her without warning. It wiped her out. She wasn’t expecting it and it crashed into her, swept her away, carried her along, beating and bashing her against rocks and waves. 234 more words


Cause For Celebration

The past few weeks have not been without challenges, first on an emotional level, and subsequently on a physical level. Although it is no excuse, I hope that goes some way towards explaining the silence here. 360 more words


How to Grieve for a Child: Al-Kindi’s Advice

While philosophers seem to thrive on conflict and would really have nothing to say at all without substantial disagreements, they are remarkably consistent on how to respond to death, dying, and loss. 948 more words


Reflective Practice

By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest”. 703 more words