Love Lost

"Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Alfred Lord Tennyson I hate this quote. Correction: I hated this quote. I hated it before I loved and lost. I never understood how it was easier to have loved, to fully live and breathe that feeling and to lose it, … Continue reading Love Lost

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Perspective 

I'm a proponent of therapy.  I think the objectivity of a third party to help you look at things with a clearer focus and vision, to allow you to get out of your own way, can be very healthy. About six months ago a friend told me I should see a grief counselor. In a … Continue reading Perspective 

The New Normal

Whether you like it or not, life keeps moving. It's tortuous or comforting depending on the experience.  It's life's way of normalizing itself; a homeostasis that happens, whether it is torn apart by tragedy, or deepened by a blessing. Whatever comes in and out of your life there is a normalcy that must resume.  However, … Continue reading The New Normal

The Future Certainties

The unknown is perhaps the scariest element of our lives and how prepare for the future.  But I have come to experience that sometimes the certainties of the future can be the hardest to grapple with. Knowing exactly the things that await you can sometimes be even more difficult than dealing with the unknown.  Sure, … Continue reading The Future Certainties

Count Your Angels

Death is a scary thing.  We don't know what it feels like.  We don't know what happens to us after we die. It can happen to anyone at anytime.  And the scariest part of death – it is inevitable. So it can be especially tough when it comes to a loved one getting sick and … Continue reading Count Your Angels