What should I say? Responding to someone else's loss

I have an extensive resume of losses.  My life has been subjected to the death of my husband, my sister-in-law, a friend from our wedding party, three grandparents, great aunts, great uncles, and many others from my growing up community.  I would need more than my two hands and my two feet to count everyone I’ve ever known who has succumb to the robber of life, death....more



Breakfast With a Ghost

@sassymonkey Thank you!more

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Complete Life

 “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr....more

Podcasts now available!

Podcasts are now available for Good Grief Guru.Subscribe today by visiting iTunes, Podcasting, and then search for “Good Grief Guru“.  Or click here....more

I Was Fired Yesterday

From www.cindafuckingrella.comI was fired yesterday. I haven’t had this much fun since I held my grandmother’s hand all night, while she gasped for air until she finally died. This is right up there with my miscarriage three years ago.Well. No one died this time, let’s gain some perspective, people.Except a little part of me did die.Working in HR, I have been on the other side of the table numerous times. Taking that high-road-like, analytical perspective, in was an interesting and learning experience, holding the shit end of the stick....more

Good Grief

@SunbonnetSmart.com Thank You for the encouragement Robin. I am truly touched that you would ...more

She Put the Hole in Holiness: My Girl Crush, Anne Lamott

“Holiness has most often been revealed to me in the exquisite pun of the first syllable, in holes—in not enough help, in brokenness, mess… in holes and lostness I can pick up the light of small ordinary progress, newly made moments flecked like pepper into the slog and the disruptions.” –Anne LamottMy latest girl crush is writer Anne Lamott. My feelings toward Anne are part crush, part hero worship, part “she would totally get me if we met” awe....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Been out to the store buying ingredients for your scrapple recipe! :)more

Grief - (Grieving Is Emotionally Painful)

Whenever you or a love one experiences a significant loss, serious illness or death it is normal to experience grief. There are many other types of losses that occur in life that can result in grief as well. Recovery issues, divorce, financial, relocation, career change, natural disasters as well as a miscarriage or abortion can all trigger one to experience a degree of grief. The initial reaction to any of the above is usually shock accompanied by a feeling of numbness. Grief can often result in one feeling a deep sense of hopelessness and or abandonment....more