You Have Arrived…At Vuja De!
This is where the clouds part and you begin to see light, having journeyed through the grief of loss triggered by change (see Part 1), and then marinating in the Bardo between the end and the beginning (see Part 2). You start to think, see, hear, taste,...read more
In Between Something Old and Something New: Now What Do I Do?
Part 2 of a 3-part series on Navigating Life Transitions \ In between two somethings is a lot of nothing. The Tibetan term Bardo – roughly defined as the intermediate state between two lives on earth – might be an apt description for this...read more
Ready or Not: 5 Signs That You May Be Stepping (or Tripping) into a Life Transition
1) Something Has Ended If you have recently experienced an actual (death of a loved one, relationship, change in health, career, finances or geography) or symbolic (role, identity or dream) loss, you have arrived at the beginning of an ending. You might be saying,...read more
Divided by Loss; United by Grief
How can a children’s grief camp be fun? That was my thought until this summer, when I had the privilege of serving as Co-Director of Camp Erin/Oakland – a bereavement camp hosted by Hospice By The Bay and partly funded by The Moyer Foundation, which supports grief...read more
How Do You Know What You Know?
I watch her walk through a maze of Golden Gate Transport buses at the San Rafael hub until she disappears from sight. To anyone else, the chore of boarding the right bus would barely register as a big event, but my 19 year-old daughter’s...read more
Meet Grief’s Cousin, Disappointment
Meet Grief’s Cousin, Disappointment It was sometime during the third hour, as I sit on a cold and spiteful bench outside Arrivals, watching millions (!) of other travelers being collected and whisked away by their loved ones, that I diagnose him with TMD:...read more