Writing has been the balm within my grief. The place where I feel it, look at it, and transmute it into words. My wish is that these lines help you feel seen in your grief too.

I am here with you, in this.

The Intimacy Reached Through Illness + Death Mar 12, 2024

When you’ve walked your partner through illness + death, you develop a level of intimacy...

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The Story Of The Rainbow Ball: The Spirit World is Closer Than We Think Feb 25, 2024

The summer D was one, her and Bri came back from the park with a rainbow ball. They loved that...

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If I Could Go Back To The Centre Of My Loss Feb 25, 2024

Well, it's that time of year again. And - though my mind cannot grasp that this is true - it is...

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It's Normal To Lose Your Will To Live In Grief Feb 13, 2024

Something that surprised me after Brian died was how much I struggled with my will to...

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An Analogy I Use to Help Me Understand My Trauma Feb 07, 2024

Understanding our own trauma is really difficult to grasp. So much of it is beyond...

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The Doctor Lied To Us Feb 01, 2024

When Brian was diagnosed with stage four cancer, the oncologist told us that he was an excellent...

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Well, It's 2024... Now What? Jan 09, 2024

Well, we did it.

We got through the holidays.

We got through New Year's Eve.

We got through New...

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For You, Beautiful, Grieving Human on this, New Year's Eve Dec 31, 2023

For you, beautiful, grieving human on this, New Year's Eve...

So, here we go...again.

New Year's...

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The Most Common Mistake Grief Support People Make Jun 14, 2023

Grievers, let me know if this sounds familiar...

Them: “Let us know if you need...

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Coming Out of Survival Mode Jun 11, 2023

This memory pops into my mind often:

I’m sitting at my mother-in-law’s kitchen...

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The Loss of Our Person is Really Just the Beginning Apr 16, 2023

I feel out of place since Brian died.

Like I’m on the periphery of life, like I hold a...

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The Impossible Things in Grief, That Nobody Else Sees Mar 18, 2023

Nobody in the pharmacy today knew what I was going through. 

But as I walked through those...

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A Letter For A Younger Me, Just Before He Died Jan 23, 2023

It's that time of year again. 

Where it all begins to bubble up. The memories of where we...

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Five "Weird" Things That Happened to Me In The First Six Months Jan 14, 2023

The early days of loss are wild, aren't they? 

Back in my "before", if you'd asked me what...

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What You Call Being Strong, I Call Being in Shock Sep 12, 2022

What you call being strong, I call being in shock.

What you call inspirational, I call survival.

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