Depression and Sorrow

An Odd Byproduct of Loss

“An odd byproduct of my loss is that I’m aware of being an embarrassment to everyone I meet … Perhaps the bereaved ought to be isolated in special settlements like lepers.” C.S. Lewis from A Grief Observed


The Bereavement Rollercoaster

The process of working through grief often reminds me of a rollercoaster—up and down, to and fro, and all without any warning. 




How Do I Talk to Someone Who’s Grieving?

Talking to someone who is grieving can be awkward and just downright confusing.  Do I ask about it?  Do I try to cheer them up?  What do they want me to do? 


rainy-dayDoing the Uncomfortable: Talking About Grief

John, a far-from-emotional weight-room enthusiast, replied “Not very well” to the usual scripted pleasantries.  His mother was dying; life was pretty damn crappy.