Awake

Male Therapist: "So tell me how this works?"Detective Michael Britten: "I'm awake with my wife and I close my eyes, I open them and I'm awake with my son."Female Therapist: "And this has been happening since, the accident?"Male Therapist: "So you begin working on one case here, in reality, and then suddenly you begin working another case there, in your dream."Detective Michael Britten: "It completely feels real to me."...more

Gatekeeping (1st Edition)

How are you feeling?What are your plans for tomorrow?...more

There Is No "Normal" When a Baby Dies

I have read a lot of commentary about what happened last week when Fox News contributor Alan Colmes attacked Republican Party primary Presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his wife Karen for the "crazy" way they dealt with the death of their son soon after his birth in 1996. Political views and party affiliations aside, I believe what Mr. Colmes did was out of line on so many levels and felt sick as I learned about the incident....more
Having lost our daughter only 4 months ago, I am over sensitive for sure. However I am glad I am ...more

Tweeting a Funeral: A Step Too Far or a Space for Comfort?

When I first heard that my friend Lori, from Write Mind Open Heart, was going to be "live tweeting" the funeral of the husband of fellow blogger Melissa, from Full Circle, I had mixed feelings. Though I knew that Lori had gotten Melissa's permission and blessing to do so, my initial reaction was cynical and I questioned if tweeting during, and specifically about, a person's funeral was taking the role of social media in bereavement too far. However, I tried to reserve further judgement until after I had a chance to read Lori's tweets and see how the whole thing played out. ...more
This is a really interesting post and brings up an issue which will become more important as ...more