"We all want to have the ability to comfort people, to help people, to support people."
Before & After: “People” 2008 & “People” 2022
"I might not write about it as much as I used to, but I accept that weight is and will always be a part of my life."
Grief Talk: Acknowledging the Date(s) (part 2)
Readers Respond: So many unique and inspiring ways to remember our loved ones.
Grieving Our Bodies
I came to understand that my desire for my body to be something different was a form of grief.
Grief Talk: Acknowledging the Date(s) (part 1)
On April 5, the first anniversary of my dad's death, I ate a tin of kippers for breakfast. He loved kippers on saltines. I'm curious how (or if) you mark the date of death and birthday of a loved one. Are there traditions you've established or have considered establishing? How do you think about or … Continue reading Grief Talk: Acknowledging the Date(s) (part 1)
In Honor of Nat’l Grief Awareness Day (an announcement)
My book, An Obesity of Grief: A Memoir, will be published in June 2023!
At the Copa, Lola Was so Much More than a Showgirl
I say we take a second look at Lola. A compassionate rethink of what her story really is.
I’ll be 59 in a few days, and I can say, without a doubt, that I’ve lived a very different life in 59 years than my grandmother did.
Grief Talk: The Corner
Grief is a big part of my life, yes, but so is love, and to me, that corner represents love.
Not “Just” a Deer
In the face of anyone or anything’s suffering, may I never be someone who says, “It was just a deer.”