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Home // A Grief Poem

Home // A Grief Poem

The older I get, the more I feel that home is the place where your heart goes to rest. When you grieve the loss of someone you love, it can be hard to find that sense of home – because that someone you love was, in a way, your home. This grief poem is about rediscovering that sense of home again, right where you stand.

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4 Grief Affirmations for Self-Healing and Doing the Inner Work

4 Grief Affirmations for Self-Healing and Doing the Inner Work
So many beautiful readers over the years have contributed their lessons, wisdom, struggles, and hopes after having dealt with grief and loss. These grief affirmations are inspired by their insights and emails. Whatever it is that forced you to grow (whatever "growth" means to you), may these affirmations be a comfort to you. Continue reading

Being In Awe of Everything (I Find In Between)

Being In Awe of Everything (I Find In Between)

What if life is actually everything happening all at once, not compartmentalized and controlled but fluid and full, each task wed to another, each sadness and delight related? This poem is about that sense of wonderment and appreciation. Being in awe of everything is a kind of therapy, an active participation in life.

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Let Yourself Be a Process, Too

Let Yourself Be a Process, Too

Letting yourself not just navigate this season, but seeing yourself as inherently part of that process is a radical way of looking at life. It changes almost, if not every single thing. It's a way to find your footing in the world and in this moment, a matter of forgiving yourself and the past enough to move forward.

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They Are Not Lost // A Poem about Our Loved Ones Passed

They Are Not Lost // A Poem about Our Loved Ones Passed

In honor of our loved ones who have passed, I wrote a poem. For me, they speak most clearly through poetry. It also seems like when we put down what we're carrying, let the past rest, and embrace the moment we're standing in instead, we have a better chance of feeling their presence. May this poem help you do just that.

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Practicing Courage as a Virtue and a Path Through Adversity

Practicing Courage as a Virtue and a Path Through Adversity

Courage is the virtue that drives us to follow through with our intentions & to embody all the virtues we identify with. Courage is many things: showing up for difficult discussions, choosing vulnerability over comfort, forgiving ourselves & each other. Together, we can practice courage in small ways. It's how we grow.

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Words of Strength When Things Don't Go Your Way

Words of Strength When Things Don't Go Your Way

When I was in my lowest place, that was sacred ground. Thinking about how desolate I felt being in that place, it reminds me that I’m a much stronger version of myself only because of the weakness I’ve felt. May these words of strength help you see that you, too, can bloom from nearly anything.

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A Prayer for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Suicide

A Prayer for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Suicide

Losing a loved one to suicide shapes your life forever. Even knowing someone who’s lost someone to suicide can change your life. Suicide loss presents a unique kind of grief, complicated by unanswered questions, stigma from those who don’t understand, and sometimes immense guilt. It’s uncomfortable to talk about, which is why we should. Today, for me, talking about suicide loss means writing a prayer for those who have survived it.

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11 Powerful Quotes about Healing from Trauma

11 Powerful Quotes about Healing from Trauma

Coping with trauma, what happened in you in response to what happened to you, is a tall order. Especially when you’re coping by trying different ways to heal it rather than hide it. If you’re one of those trying, I bow to you, and I share these quotes about healing from trauma with you, because of who you've become.

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3 TED Talks: On Suicide, Processing Grief, and Life After Cancer

3 TED Talks: On Suicide, Processing Grief, and Life After Cancer
It’s worth 15 minutes of your time to consider someone else’s take on the hardest things they’ve been through. Things like suicide loss or a fatal diagnosis. Your attention, shone on matters many people avoid because they’re uncomfortable, is a gift. These TED Talks on grief and living again are worth a listen. Continue reading