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Grief Landscapes

Something VERY exciting happened yesterday.  VERY exciting.  Okay, maybe not exciting for everyone, but exciting for us.   Yesterday was day one of our first ever e-course: Exploring Grief Through Photography.  Woot woot!  One incredible bonus of the course, that we are officially announcing at this moment, is that (drumroll please!) one of the photo …

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Grieving a Suicide Death

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 there were 41,149 suicides in the United States.  This rate is equal to 113 suicides each day or one every 13 minutes.  Surveys have shown that 40% of adults know at least one person who has died by suicide and upwards of 20% of adults report …


Where is my Hollywood ending?: When death isn’t peaceful, serene, or good

You know I love Hollywood as much as the next person, but I’m beginning to think I can’t trust everything I see in the movies.  Examples… 1. The average woman is 5’10” and weigh 110lbs, no matter their genetics, what they eat, or whether they exercise. 2. If I jump out of a fast moving car I’ll be …


15 Posts to Help you Cope With Mother’s Day Grief (and 2 Announcements)

We’ve written quite a few posts related to Mother’s Day. I guess because Mother’s Day relentlessly happens once or year and because my mother died 10 years ago; I’m a mother myself; and we meet a lot of awesome women who want to contribute their thoughts on loss, mothering, and motherless mothering. Although we still haven’t covered it all (give us …


Lessons My Mother Never Taught Me

I’m writing this post from my front porch where I’m watching my almost nine year old daughter, Evelyn, teach my six year old daughter, Virginia to ride a bike. This afternoon has been all bad moods and tears, so it’s surprising to see them working towards a common goal. Even when this undertaking is handled by adults …

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