My Devotion to Spring

Spring is my most significant time of year. April is my time of reflection and evaluation. As a Taurus, it’s the time when I check the box on one more year of seasoning and experiences while I blow out my birthday candles. And then May. Pure delight. Coming out of the drabness of winter, May…

1 Month Later – A Celebration of Cooper

I’ve been able to mention Cooper’s death without tearing up for about week now. Common wisdom and my own experience tells us that time, as it goes by, makes the pain of loss less sharp. It’s never gone. But it becomes softer. Some moments catch us unexpectedly, like the lovely coffee shop person who didn’t…

2 in 1 Yoga – Not this Week!

I had it in my head yesterday that I was going to do two back-to-back yoga classes in one day today. It seems like the perfect thing to do on a Sunday morning. I was going to attend LJ’s 9:30 “Morning Flow” and Rebecca’s 11:15 Yinyasa. The catch is, I am still REALLY new at…

Grieve Gently

Grief suuuuuucks . It squeezes the bottom of your heart like it wants to force you into the fetal position and then, like, stand over you, foot atop your body in an assholeish statement of conquest. It is such a strong feeling. And it’s such a strong thread in the human experience.

Thursday We Chose Joy

I realized then that my whole job for the rest of her shortened life was going to be to give her an environment of joy and calm. Not grief, stress, and denial.