Grief’s Four Messages

Recently a friend of mine lost his partner of almost two decades. He’s been like a cork bobbing on the ocean, unable to sense direction, purpose, or whether or not he is going to drown in sorry. Anyone who has lost a beloved person or even pet knows what I’m talking...

Friendship and Value

Today I was thinking, or rather obsessing, about a friend of many years who has been impossible to contact.  I consider her a close friend, a confidant on whom I depended during the most difficult times of my recent life.  She doesn’t answer phones, emails or voice...

Days of Light Within

In my last post, Days of Darkness Within, I wrote about a stretch of sadness, loneliness and disorder I recently encountered.  It happens whenever I’m blindsided by incidents that question my value and self-respect.  My coach suggested I observe this feeling and see...

Gobsmacked!

So how was the weekend?  Thanksgiving meals, parades, football games, shopping excursions and family time have created a uniquely American holiday.  It’s a nexus of events that bring together the best and sometimes the not so best in us.  Anything happen to you that...