Grief is Not All the Same

Grief is Not All the Same

I’ve always had a hard time with grief. Been described way too emotional. Struck with an emotional intensity whenever I’ve experienced death close to me and when a person I know has experienced death close to them. I can’t explain my response. I...
When Grief Gets Complicated

When Grief Gets Complicated

It was a rough-hewn box secured with 4 large screws. The receptionist asked if I wanted help to open the box but I quickly refused. I wanted only to run, to carry this box and its contents away and there were no thoughts beyond that. I hefted the surprisingly heavy...
Mrs. King Versus the Gaslighters

Mrs. King Versus the Gaslighters

Gaslighting: to manipulate (someone) by psychological or abusive means into questioning reality. I had watched my big brother board the school bus every day for the last year. Now, it was finally my turn. The very first week of first grade, my teacher, Mrs. King,...