Overdose Awareness Day 2015

Overdose Awareness Day 2015

Pop quiz: Which of the three awareness days happening on August 31st will I be celebrating? a) Love Litigating Lawyers Day b) Trail Mix Day c) International Overdose Awareness Day I know, this is a tough one, because I really do love trail mix. But if you have spent more than 5 minutes around here, …


32 (More) Books About Death and Grief

A few weeks ago, we put together the first half of a book list about death and grief. Today, we’re finally getting around to posting the second half. Some of these books we’ve read, while othes are on our ‘want to read’ list.  Although there are many self-help/advice/informative type books out there written specifically to help people …

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In Defense of the Grief Selfie

Once upon a time, many moons ago, Eleanor wrote an amazing post about self-portraits.  In that post, in case you missed it or failed to commit it to memory, she said: There was a time when I didn’t have the words to describe my grief even privately. In those early days the only tool I …


Grieving the Death of a Sibling

As a general rule, we hesitate to write about different types of loss.  To clarify, I am not referring to types of grief, which we’ve written about extensively.  Instead I am referring to loss in regards to type of relationship, such as the death of a parent, spouse, child, and so on. Allow me to share two …

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Grief and Creative Block: getting your groove back

Grief and creative expression, for me (and Eleanor and I am sure many of you) are deeply intertwined.  When my dad died I started something that was a little bit journal, a little bit art journal, and a little bit scrapbook.  It got me through some very dark moments when not much else did.  You …

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