We Can’t Go Over It, We Can’t Go Under It, We Have to Go Through It-How a Bear Hunt Teaches Us How to Get Through The Pandemic.

The words above are quoted directly from the book, We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. The mask. The curbside pick up. Eating outside, with heaters, in January, in the Midwest. Or not eating out at all. We are all so tired. We’re all damn tired. We are afraid. We’ve … Continue reading We Can’t Go Over It, We Can’t Go Under It, We Have to Go Through It-How a Bear Hunt Teaches Us How to Get Through The Pandemic.

What’s the Alternative

What's the alternative? My Dad said this all the time. What's the alternative?  We've all been living with an undercurrent of tension, fear and uncertainty during the past eight months. Maybe longer. Who knows? But this undercurrent, this live wire has been holding steady during the pandemic, the protests and the politics. Some days the … Continue reading What’s the Alternative

Finding Gratitude in Grief – Part II

Today is the second Mother's Day I'm spending without my mom. When she died two years ago, there were days filled with tears and pain and loneliness and...gratitude. I remember being so beautifully surprised during those first months of grieving-surprised with the gift of gratitude during the lowest point in my life. I remember asking … Continue reading Finding Gratitude in Grief – Part II