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…

You’re not enjoying your pregnancy enough.

***TRIGGER WARNING*** Mention of pregnancy & pregnancy after loss “You’re not enjoying your pregnancy enough.” I stared at her blankly, unable to wrap my head around the words coming out of her mouth. She knew…

It’s Father’s Day… A Reflection from Scott Woods

  Oh Father’s Day… Have you ever wondered how days like Father’s Day and Mother’s Day can take on so many forms, for so many people? Take Father’s Day as an example: what does your…

An open letter to my husband

  An open letter to my husband as Father’s Day approaches….   Dear Scott, You are my partner, my best friend, my everything. We have forged an unbreakable bond through tragedy and triumph; time has…

Let go… or be dragged

  Many years ago, my mother dropped some important parental wisdom on me about teaching your children to be independent. The conversation came about because I had asked her how my sister, brother and I…