Adult Orphan

Adult Orphan

Someone today asked me about pictures of my young self. Photos from my childhood—the years when I was smallest—are actually missing in action. Even though my garage holds boxes from my mom’s closet full of photos and home movies, the ones representing the...
What Sustains You?

What Sustains You?

What are the things you do, every day, on weekends, when you are weary and need inspiration? What are those particular activities that support you? Does it look like sharing a meal with a friend or spending time with a paintbrush? Is it being in your spiritual...
Are We Right for Each Other?

Are We Right for Each Other?

Working with a life coach—or in my case, a creative grief coach—is a very personal process. Your loss or losses may have left you feeling particularly vulnerable. Life itself may feel uncertain. And, in the pain you are experiencing you may not be sure how to recover...
Journaling: Being a Life Observer

Journaling: Being a Life Observer

Were someone to read my journals across the years they might discover detailed descriptions of the weather, gardening developments, the process of housebreaking a puppy and other minutia of life. While journaling might not make for exciting reading, it has been the...
Foam Finger Celebrant

Foam Finger Celebrant

At a recent networking event I introduced myself as a funeral celebrant. The person I introduced myself to said; “Does that mean you wave a foam finger in celebrating the person who died?” As it turns out the foam finger points to the one thing a funeral...