#tbspofhope

I am myopically focused on hope. I realize that the word hope, and sometimes even the very notion of it, brings a lot of feelings up for people. I realize you may be sitting in…

NO, Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason

There are several phrases widely used that make my skin crawl or make me unbelievably annoyed. Shocking, isn’t it, that something so ordinary would get under my skin and immediately deflate my mood? Not really….

Real Talk: Yesterday was Easter, And it Sucked.

Hubs and I had prepared for Easter a few weeks ago by picking up all the Easter Bunny things we needed but we slacked hard on preparing the plastic eggs for the Easter egg hunt…

Striking Gold – Unearthing the Gold in Your Story

I never fancied myself a prospector, but I came to realize I’ve become one. It seems I’m forever in a state of excavation; digging deep to reveal more and more pieces of gold within my…

Hope Floats

I had a different topic in mind for this week. But. Considering recent events, and while feeling uncertain and somewhat anxious at times, I thought I would lean into how I’m feeling as it could…

The Messiness of Mending

Have you ever dropped a mirror and watched as the glass shatters into thousands of unrecognizable pieces? Maybe the glass completely comes apart and there’s nothing left but the frame – not one shard of…

One of These Things is Not Like the Other – Holding Space for People who Don’t Grieve Like You

I’m a Type A person, meaning I like to be in charge and do things a certain way. What this really means is I like people to do things my way. I mean, it is…

Me, Myself & I – Holding Space For Your Own Grief

Fierce Comforter. I freaking love this term. This is a term I learned last year at church and when I heard it, felt like it encompassed the very essence of my being. Something unique about…

Reasons Unknown

Several months ago one of my favorite musicians was on tour in Canada when he learned his 21 year old son had died.  It was all over the internet and I was immediately struck by…

Supporting your grieving person well- HOW

Last week we had a little fire side chat, you and me, about why showing up for your grieving people well matters. Today, we’re going to look at tangible ways of HOW you can do…

Supporting your grieving person – why it matters!

Last week I alluded to the fact that I seem to have become the “grief girl” – the person you tap when someone you know dies to figure out how to best support their loved…

New Year. Now What?

It’s a new year and the start of a new decade. It feels invigorating and exciting to me and I’m ready to embrace all of it. I have a new planner, a new journal, refined…