Remembering Jon: Here one Day, Gone the Next

[Note: A version of this story appears in Faces of Suicide, Volume 4] Remembering Jon: Here one Day, Gone the Next Sweet. Gentle Soul. Big Hearted. A Big Kid. Generous. These are all words that have been used to describe … Continue reading

Visiting Grief During the Holidays

Visiting Grief During the Holidays When many people think of “the holidays,” it evokes feelings of heightened joy, excitement, and anticipation. You know – sugar plums, holiday cheer and all! But not for everyone. Many have heavy hearts and are feeling crappy amidst the … Continue reading

Hole in My Soul

Hole in My Soul Do you have a hole in your soul? An inner emptiness that you try to fill with: food, drugs, booze, sex, busyness, shopping, or whatever? As I battled my food cravings and addiction, I often went … Continue reading

Got Support?

Got Support? “In this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin declared. But way before him, came the wise words of Heraclitus – “The only thing that is constant is change.” Yes, the one thing we … Continue reading

From Loss to Legacy

The article below – “From Loss to Legacy” – was written by my friend and colleague Sandy Peckinpah, author of How to Survive the Worst that Can Happen, and is reprinted with her permission. She and I, unfortunately, belong to a unique group … Continue reading

Don’t Let Grief Make You Ill

Don’t Let Grief Make You Ill One of life’s greatest stresses is the death of a loved one. And along with the grief comes increased health risks – especially for a surviving spouse or parent. Studies have shown 4 to 6 months … Continue reading

Living With Loss

Living With Loss Loss is part of the human experience. We don’t like it…but ever since we were born, we have experienced loss through… Death. Divorce. Relationship breakup. Job loss. Loss of a dream. Ending of a friendship. Health issues. Other … Continue reading

Grief Takes Many Forms

Grief Takes Many Forms Have you ever felt grief over a past behavior? Most of the time we associate the word “grief” with the word “death.” Waves of grief, however, can momentarily engulf you around any loss – relationship breakup, moving … Continue reading

Grief, Loss … Life Goes On

Grief, Loss … Life Goes On For many years I had lived what I thought of as a charmed life, without any major losses or grief. Sure, I had grandparents who passed away and even aunts and uncles, but it … Continue reading