Posts Tagged "grief"

2018, my year of loss and mourning

From an online perspective, I’ve been quiet since the early summer. This has been a year of great loss for me. In a span of eight months, four dear souls departed this world, causing me to enter quite a stretch of mourning. Losing a close friend and two elderly beloved pets was hard, but nothing like watching my “never-sick, strong-as-a-bear” father take his last breath on…

Finding Balance between Mourning and Appreciation

6 October, 2017 I have lost a dear friend today. Just found out that she passed during the night, after a rather long battle with cancer. My first instinct was to search for distraction – to get away from my heavy emotions. But that felt like a disservice to this woman I loved. So I decided to feel instead. I began to sob heavily,  grief-stricken by…