Reconstruction

As I’ve continued the final clean-out of my mother’s house over the past week, I’ve gone again and again to the toolbox for a hammer, a screwdriver, or some other task-specific… read more »

Remodeling

When we grieve the death of one we love, whether we like it or not we're compelled to remodel our lives. read more »

Destruction

We're called to think and feel beyond the collective statistics of large-scale events of destruction with reverence for life and spiritual respect for the mystery of death. read more »

Counting the Cost

When we grieve the death of one we love, most of us - at some time sooner or later - reach a moment when we realize we must rebuild our lives. read more »

Healing Our Wounds

No disappointment or betrayal in life has the same brute force, the crushing power to wound us as death. read more »

Pause to Grieve

This week as we again commemorate the events of 9/11/2001, many of us will pause to grieve the people and places and ideals that were lost to us on that horrible, fateful day. read more »

Finding

As we grieve we spend a lot of thought energy seeking - but what is it we really expect to find? read more »

Seeking...

One of the most puzzling aspects of grief is the ongoing challenge of seeking. read more »

Labor

Grief is our finest, most enduring labor of love - we remember, we honor, we build our life anew for the future. read more »

The Mind

Grief is perhaps the least cerebral experience in all of life. read more »

The Heart

In our heart we find our inmost spiritual connection to God. read more »

The Hand

Our physical hand is perhaps the most tactile part of our body with nerve endings that allow us to feel and touch and sense. read more »

Setbacks

When we grieve, for a while shock protects us from the reality of death and the enormity of our loss. But one day the shock of what’s happened to us – whether suddenly or over time -… read more »

Sadness

The overarching emotion most of us feel when we grieve is pervasive, sometimes relentless sadness. read more »

Change

When we stop to consider everything that's happened since the death of our loved one we realize that our lives have changed - dramatically and irrevocably. read more »

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