Surviving the Season

Surviving the Season

Despite the happy holiday signs we see all around us at this time of year, we remember that this is often a sad time for so many people. Maybe expectations at home and work are piling up. There could be financial pressure to buy into the holidays. Maybe an unexpected...
5 Common Threads for Grieving Siblings

5 Common Threads for Grieving Siblings

As a sister grieving the death of my younger brother to injuries he sustained on the job, I’ve spent a significant amount of time reflecting on sibling relationships – in all of their complexities – while I continue to learn how to live through and carry my own loss....
The Healing Path

The Healing Path

So, I’m sure we can all agree that grief doesn’t magically disappear. We are often reminded of the pain of loss. Even years after my brother’s sudden death, I still feel the ripples of what was a stinging loss. As time has gone on though those constant sharp...
Never Given the Chance to Miss Him

Never Given the Chance to Miss Him

When I was four years old, my father died while at his workplace. He was a field engineer on a construction site. One Friday afternoon while marking lines, he was asked to help brace a wall in the elevator shaft. He and his apprentice Mark went to assist their...
My hero, my Dad

My hero, my Dad

It’s so very dark out. I can hear sirens; there are so many people in my house. What is going on? A priest enters the back door with a couple of men; my mother falls to the floor. She is inconsolable. Who are these men? Who are all of these people? Family...