Good Grief

I'm very interested in grief, loss, and how we approach these topics on an individual and societal level. It's a subject that fascinates me largely because of a life path that has given me a magnified, intimate look at death, depression, and suicide. Our culture and society aren't too big on death. It's one of … Continue reading Good Grief

5 Unconventional Ways Through Grief

I didn't even know there were 5 stages of grief until a few years into my struggle with complicated grief. Now, 12 years later, I'm glad I didn't because I don't think grief is so polite that it acquiesces to being put into categories. I believe grief to be a raw, amorphous, unique experience for … Continue reading 5 Unconventional Ways Through Grief

From Wife to Widow: Depression, Grief & Hope

When I turned 25 my husband unexpectedly died from a complication with his cancer treatment. He was 28. In the months and years that followed I got a taste of what it was like to lose my mind. I didn’t know who I was, now that one label had been ripped off of me (wife) and another … Continue reading From Wife to Widow: Depression, Grief & Hope