Thanks for Being Here: Uncle Dan

I love listening to Kelly Corrigan’s podcast. For the last while she has a short post each Sunday morning entitled “Thanks for Being Here” in which she reads a tribute submitted about someone’s loved one. I’m sure that was part of the swirl that prompted me to process my Uncle’s illness and death in thisContinue reading “Thanks for Being Here: Uncle Dan”

Unchosen Journeys: Caregiving (Part 2)

I’m not a caregiving expert, but I am a person with a caregiving experience.  In my previous post I set forth some context for caregivers. It’s my hope that as you find yourself in a story you wouldn’t choose to be living, you can experience compassion and grace for yourself as you realize you areContinue reading “Unchosen Journeys: Caregiving (Part 2)”

No Return Policy (a poem about grief)

Grief is a roller coaster Trapped on a ride you didn’t choose Raising existential questions on a mundane Tuesday afternoon Grief is a marathon Tears unbidden as you unload the dishwasher and fold laundry  Unfinished business rising without hope of a pretty bow Grief is a runaway train Relentlessly rolling over anything in its pathContinue reading “No Return Policy (a poem about grief)”