Neither of us look the least bit jolly...

Like grieving wasn't already off-the-charts hard? Seriously COVID...enough already.

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momentary awe

Comfort comes from the most unexpected places.

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Accessing Inner Peace

Anyone else overwhelmed by...well..by EVERYTHING? Accessing inner peace is always important, but it's 2020 so...

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My story

Clearly, I'm no movie star!!!! Nonetheless, my Suicide Widow Etiquette story is on YouTube.

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Dear COVID #3

Suicide widows don't like mental health bullies. Especially you, COVID.

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COVID Letter #2

COVID-19 and suicide grief both paralyzed me with fear and uncertainty. Anguish quelled when I let go, and learned to accept...and adjust. Accept. And. Adjust. Over and over...Accept. And Adjust.

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Dear COVID-19

Grief and COVID, lots to talk about.

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Shadow-lurking reveals beauty.

Blooming authenticity was grief's greatest treasure.

And yet...hidden in today's shadows, greater me-ness waits to be set free.

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COVID-19 Unlock

Setting hearts free to heal.

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It's May. Mental Health Awareness Month...and COVID joined the party.

None of my business, but how are you holding up? I'm iffy...

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COVID-19…teachable moments?

We’ve all had dreadful teachers…but the Coronaviruses wins the prize.

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Did you struggle with mental illness pre-pandemic?

Yes? Let’s talk.

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Hit the re-set button.

STOP. Unless you're named as a survivor in a suicide obit, this post is NOT for you. Bail. Sticking around will only disappoint.

If you are listed in that obit, let’s talk.

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Roadmap to hope & healing.

A bulldozer had to run me over...but eventually hope taught me the difference between pain and suffering.

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Not Qualified.

Clearly, I failed.

So why, why, why do people ask me about suicide prevention?

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December... Oh Dear God, Not DECEMBER.

Actively grieving?
Not feeling the whole ho-ho-ho-jolly thing?  
Understood.
You have my permission to run for the door the next time someone says,
“You mustn’t be so glum sweetheart; it’s the happiest time of year. Lighten up!”
Yes, yes, yes, I know. You want to throw eggnog in their face
and kick over the Christmas tree on your way out…
…but let’s not.
Just run away.
STAT.

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