After the loss of our sons, Patrick and I have been overwhelmed by all of the love and the support that we have received from others. Through this care that we have received, Patrick and I have learned some invaluable lessons on how to best support others as they experience the overwhelming and all-consuming power of grief.Read More Practical Tips for Supporting Someone through Grief
2 years, 2 months, and 22 days ago – that was the day that everything changed when I first found out that I was pregnant. And yet, 2 years, 2 months, and 22 days later, so much is still the same…Read More 2 years, 2 months, and 22 days
Today we go off-script. How do we answer seemingly simple questions that have impossible answers? Questions like,
How have you been?
How many children do you have?Read More Going Off-Script
Music can touch depths of our soul where nothing else can quite reach. Music can capture the words that our spirits long to say but cannot always find.
These are my survival songs.Read More Survival Songs
After coming so close to losing my own life, I have been on a mission to keep others from experiencing the same fate. Here are some tips – some found through research and others inspired by my own experiences – for how to save your life in a hospital. I hope that you may never need it, but if you ever do, may these tidbits help you survive.Read More How to save your life in a hospital
“I can do the impossible, because I have been through the unimaginable.”
Thrown into the deep end in my first days back in my work with the families of organ donors, I was faced with a choice – would I drown or would I swim?Read More Thrown in the Deep End
Anyone in the midst of grief is empowered with certain rights – the Mourner’s Bill of Rights. Stand in that power, fellow traveler, and let no one take them from you.Read More The Mourner’s Bill of Rights
End-of-life discussions are vitally important – no matter your age, since a long life is not guaranteed. As I faced death, my family and I had to discuss my wishes – both funny and serious – before the crisis hit. And I encourage you to do the same!Read More End-of-Life Discussions Before the End of Life
There is limited patience for people in pain. As the pain lingers, we grow tired and our sympathy grows impatient. Here are some tips to better help those who are hurting over time.Read More Tips for Impatient Sympathy
Babies should come with TRIGGER warnings. How can our pain be so life-consuming for us, yet so invisible to others?Read More Watch Out for Invisible Gorillas