What grief wants from you

What grief wants from you Grief paid me another visit this week. Millions of people have been grieving losses over the last 6 weeks, due to the coronavirus and its collateral damage. The greatest mourners have lost multiple loved ones. At a minimum, everyone has lost...

3 ways to handle grief (inspired by a random stranger)

3 ways to handle grief (inspired by a random, wonderful stranger) The coolest, most random and affirming thing happened this week. I grieved with a total stranger, and I felt joy in doing it. I’ll tell you in a minute how it happened. Let me just preface the story by...

Happy Birthday, Grief

Happy Birthday, Grief Grief is trying to sneak up on me again, but I’m ready for her. In less than a week, October will be over. October is the birthday month for me and both of my parents, who were born on the same day, two years apart. Destiny, I guess. I find...

A surprising benefit of grief

A surprising benefit of grief This weekend, I built another bridge between life and death. Between loneliness and memories. Between grief and joy. I did it by stripping a 150-year-old dresser. Which is exactly what my mother would have done, except she would have...

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