Why It’s Important to Resist the Urge to Immediately Fill the Void After Loss

It’s hard coming home right now. The front window is empty. The halls are quiet. And there is no canine companion to great me as I enter. I caught myself scanning the front of PetSmart today, half-hoping that they had an adoption event going on. And that’s just the latest urge of many to selectContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Resist the Urge to Immediately Fill the Void After Loss”

The Elephant in the Room: How to Talk to Those Experiencing Grief

When bad things happen to good people, we’re often at a loss of how to respond and what to say. The loss becomes the elephant in the room – too unwieldy to discuss yet too big to ignore. Here are some thoughts on how to talk to people who are dealing with loss or tragedy:Continue reading “The Elephant in the Room: How to Talk to Those Experiencing Grief”

Live the Life You Have, Not the Life You Lost

Live the life you have, not the life you lost. I recently re-watched the movie Stand By Me for the first time in many years. As with every exposure to one of Stephen King’s masterpieces, I was again struck by the particular insight the author has into the expanding and mysterious world of a child.Continue reading “Live the Life You Have, Not the Life You Lost”