How do you solve a problem like more loss? PART II of the healing journey! (With Sound of Music gifs!)

It is DAY TWO of the blogging series about my healing journey - can you handle the excitement?! Do you have your coffee ready?! I will recap yesterday's post. The start of the journey, if you will, in one long run-on sentence: My mom dies in 2013, I am very very sad (as one would be), … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like more loss? PART II of the healing journey! (With Sound of Music gifs!)

Let’s start at the beginning. My healing journey (Part I) told with Sound of Music GIFS.

This is a blog post about a flow chart about healing from loss as told with the assistance of Sound of Music gifs. Because that's how I roll. Behold diagram 1.1. This is a chart about healing. It starts with loss (a heck of a lotta loss) and ends with connection, love, community and healing. (Cue … Continue reading Let’s start at the beginning. My healing journey (Part I) told with Sound of Music GIFS.

Finding My Village after Losing My Mom

The last few weeks I've found myself fantasizing about what it would be like to have my mom around. I doubt this is healthy, but it goes like this: I envision her showing up and going to work. She would get my kitchen really clean—sparkling, lemon-fresh clean. She would brush my daughter's hair, patiently untangling … Continue reading Finding My Village after Losing My Mom

One Year After My Mom’s Passing: Overthinking the Deathversary

I'm just going to throw it out there: deathversaries are hard. There is no avoiding the grief that bubbles up. I knew that marking the first year without my mom would be difficult, so I planned a day with nothing to do other than take care of me. Well, that isn't entirely true. I planned … Continue reading One Year After My Mom’s Passing: Overthinking the Deathversary