How Do I Survive the Holidays? Living Life After Child Loss

Some people wonder why I spend my time focusing on helping grieving moms. The short and simple answer is this:  I was born to a grieving mom    I would imagine my mother didn’t realize that she was a grieving mother because she felt the need to bury her grief after my brother died. That… Read More

How Do I Go On Living?

“How do I go on living?’ is the most frequently asked question I get when I am talking with a bereaved parent. When a parent experiences the death of a child,  life stops in that moment and the all-consuming thought is: “I cannot bear to live without my child”.  I have heard so many parents tell… Read More

From Death & Dying to Living a Life With Grace

As I mentioned in my previous blog post about a month ago, I shared that our pup Gracee, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer throughout her lymph nodes. The prognosis was poor from the beginning, when the veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Clinic called me to tell me the biopsy results… approximately four weeks… Read More

Grief in the Workplace

Last week, I had an opportunity to speak to a group of claims personnel, rehabilitation professionals and nurses, who work in the workers compensation insurance field. My talk was about how grief is a significant component for those who have been injured from a workplace accident. The talk went very well and I saw many… Read More

Airline Connections

Last Thursday, my husband and I were flying home after visiting his parents in Arizona for a few days. Traveling on Southwest Airlines is a grab your own seat kind of flight with no assigned seating. Since we had a short period of time to reach our connecting flight on time, I wanted to sit… Read More