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Grief and Healing

In recent weeks, I’ve read a number of posts about loss, grief, and the process of healing. As you might expect, some of these posts and the comments that followed have been heart wrenching, the raw pain of the grief-stricken fully palpable. Many people were sad, some angry, and a few still numb from a recent loss....

Gifts from My Mother

My mom was ill for much of my childhood and died two months before I turned 17. Though she’d tried to prepare me for life without her, her death shattered me into a pile of broken bits. If you’d have asked then, I’d have said there’d be no putting me back together. In the days immediately following her transition, I looked at my life and saw only what wasn’t....