Love Lives on Long after You Have Gone: The Grief Chronicles

Love Lives on Long after You Have Gone: The Grief Chronicles

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Date : September 29, 2013

It has been nearly forty seven years since my father died and left me dazed, frightened and alone. My last blog entry described the process it took for me to let go of torturing myself; wondering if he loved me or not. I came to the conclusion that there is no way of ever getting a definitive answer to that question so I gracefully let it float away.

I think about my father in ways that are locked in time and space. Memories are all that I have had for almost five decades. These memories tend to...

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How to Accept Life’s Heartbreaks

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Date : September 8, 2013

The word acceptance is a loaded term that is used in all types of media. It is utilized in self-help circles and the psychotherapy world. It is tossed around on talk shows and in relationship books. Folks forever strive for this magical place, but they are generally unclear about the true definition of the word. As a culture we are addicted to reaching this mythical state of acceptance.

This false journey in seeking acceptance is similar to a laborious religious or spiritual quest requiring...

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