Pain


Working my way to hope for the New Year

Working my way to hope for the New Year

There has been a lot of loss and pain this year that I have not published. My life and writing is multifaceted and I was focusing on other things. And it was a very good year in so many respects. As the year came to a close, I wrote a list of highlights and accomplishments in my personal journal and there was so much to appreciate and be thankful for.

For the pain that can't be borne

For the pain that can't be borne

I can't guarantee their safety, success, or well-being. I can't guarantee my own. This is the deep aching vulnerability of being human.

I have a dream (maybe, kinda, sorta?)

I have a dream (maybe, kinda, sorta?)

I don't have the same conviction I once did about dreams and pursuing dreams. Maybe it's just middle age.

For Krista

For Krista

I have no clue what to say or how to respond. My efforts are floundering and feeble and so ineffective and very far away.

It's not the same, so now what? (an anniversary post, part 1)

It's not the same, so now what? (an anniversary post, part 1)

Hopeful energy, inspired by dreaming about our future, that was in short supply for those post-crisis years in our marriage. Even though realizing previous dreams had cracked open our marriage and brought about significant pain in our relationship, I missed having them.

Spiritual journeys and surviving crisis with compassion and community

Spiritual journeys and surviving crisis with compassion and community

An interview with Erin Goodman about her work as an interfaith minister and peer recovery specialist; and finding stability, security, and connection in our lives after profound loss and crisis.

Warrior Parents & Parenting with the Enneagram

Warrior Parents & Parenting with the Enneagram

How do you respond when you need to step into an extraordinary role which you don't feel equipped or prepared for? Livingston Lacroix shares her experience of raising a special needs child - the grief, the losses, and the triumphs. And she talks about the gift of the Enneagram in her life and relationships.