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Victim Impact Statement

Victim Impact Statement

When the trial against the drunk driver who killed Marley was closing, we were given the opportunity to write our victim impact statement.  We were able to tell the judge the ways in which our lives had been shattered and torn.  I wrote mine amidst the...
Grief: This too shall change

Grief: This too shall change

What happens when your grief doesn’t match the grief of those in your circle?  What if the way you need support or offer support isn’t met?  Once again, you’re on your own.  Haven’t you always been on your own though?  I have been turning...
How to Support Someone Who is Grieving

How to Support Someone Who is Grieving

I will let you be yourself. What does this really mean? When I wrote this for the Grief Supporters Manual I thought it was important because as grievers it takes an incredible amount of energy to be yourself, let alone the additional energy of being “not” yourself....
Grief Resolutions for the New Year

Grief Resolutions for the New Year

In getting to know my grief, as in any relationship, there are parts emerging that I want to let go of and think might be optional.  One part is the story that shows up about how I should be doing it better or differently.  What purpose does it serve to be negotiating...

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