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For me, grief is like carrying a bunch of individual items. By themselves, they don’t seem overwhelming, and together they are heavy, but if I stay balanced and keep moving, it’s difficult but manageable, mostly.


I’m finding this grief to be hard work. I’ve ignored and stuffed so many other emotions and traumas in my life, that I decided I was going to actually work through this one. It’s been tough, scary, and enlightening. I’ve learned more about myself and enriched my love and thankfulness for my brother, and whatContinue reading “Work”

Task List

Someone asked me if I was “better” concerning the loss of my brother. No, I’m not better, but I am different. A poet named Gwen Flowers said this, “… Grief is not a task to finish and move on, but an element of yourself – an alteration of your being. A new way of seeing.Continue reading “Task List”