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What Does It Mean to Grieve Well?

What Does It Mean to Grieve Well?

I often wish that crying on a daily basis was as normal as brushing our teeth. I wish that I could tear up more easily, that I could cry softly about things for five minutes and then move on with my day easily, without anyone thinking that something is weird or wrong....

When You Get Emotional In Public

Last week, I was casually telling some people about a time when a perspective shifted in my life and suddenly found myself choked up with tears and pain. My first thoughts: Damn. Not here. Not now.I was with a group of relative strangers, doing task-related,...

Bittersweet Mourning

I know when a break-down is brewing. I start getting short and curt with people. I am irritable about things that normally don’t bother me. I can’t remember what I did a few hours ago. I stop returning emails and phone calls. I make decisions based on what other...