Life Without Judgment

March 4, 2017

When someone close to a friend or family member dies, we often wonder: What can I possibly say? We wrestle with our sadness and discomfort. Sometimes we manage to send a message fairly quickly but don’t know how to continue the conversation. Other times it takes us a l...

October 18, 2016

This past weekend I attended the annual fall meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bereaved Parents of the USA.  One of the topics that came up in our discussions was the inevitable change in family dynamics when a member of the family dies. Many events can shift th...

June 11, 2016

Here we are again. It’s your birthday, and you’re not here. For the second time since you were taken too soon from this earth because of a chance encounter with a drunk driver, your birthday has come around.

See, this situation is new to me, and I’m still adjusting. For...

March 10, 2015

Readers of the cancer blog I kept before I needed to add grief to the mix -- No defeat baby, no surrender -- may recall my response to Bill Keller's NYT op-ed about Lisa Boncheck Adams, a cancer patient who chronicled her experience online via blog posts and tweets.  I...

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