Category Archives: Death

Two Years: Let’s Talk About the D-Word

[WARNING: This blog post might elicit sadness. Proceed with caution.] Two years ago, shortly after my mom died, I realized that the mention of her death could sometimes make social interactions awkward.   I might get weird looks or, worse, hear the Wrong … Continue reading

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How To Survive The Loss Of A Parent

For quite a while now I have wanted to write about how I’ve survived the loss of my mother, a loss that seemed inconceivable to me even a year before she died.  I struggle each time I sit down to … Continue reading

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Eight Months

(WARNING: Post may incite some sadness). It’s been eight months since my mother died. I don’t think people die all of a sudden, so it’s been a eight months-ish. I have accused myself of sharing too many intimate details on … Continue reading

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Empathy Challenged

My friend Emily McDowell (who designed the banner for this website) recently launched a line of brilliant “empathy cards” that caused an inspiring tsunami of interest in the world.  She was on Good Morning America, NPR and Slate.  Her work … Continue reading

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Some Frank Discussion

(WARNING: SOME SADNESS AND A FRANK DISCUSSION DEATH.) I have actually had a few “normal” feeling days.  If I can even qualify myself as someone who understands “normal.”  Maybe “upbeat” or even “happy” are better words.  Or the therapy favorite … Continue reading

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Sad Face

Just came back from one of my oldest friend’s mother’s memorial service. 🙁 I tried not to indulge. I wanted to be strong and supportive to a very sad friend. And I’m kind of too good at being sad (not … Continue reading

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Mourning Friend’s Passing On FaceBook

A few days ago, I found out that a classmate from high school had died. He fell or jumped from a building, the details are still unknown. I hadn’t spoken to him since high school, but he was my friend … Continue reading

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Not To Be Morbid Or Anything…But This Is Morbid

My friend called me last weekend crying. She had just received news that a former short-term boyfriend/dating experience (she’s not sure what it was, either) had passed away, suddenly, at 49, from cancer. It had only been a three month … Continue reading

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Thanks Heath…

…for being a sensitive soul. Just for today, I am sad.

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