Bereavement and End of Life

Searching for Sparks: Camp Widow Toronto

  I went to Camp Widow to meet new friends, give and receive comfort, and share…

Family and Friends Psychology and Mythology

My Lover’s Secret

“What did you do before you came to Cornell?” I asked. We sat on his…

With baby David
Bereavement and End of Life Family and Friends

Birthing and Dying: Do They Have Similarities?

“I didn’t expect it to hurt so much,” I said in a little girl whine.…

Bereavement and End of Life Spirituality

A Light that Holds the Dark

I stood in a small room with high ceilings. A shiny cloth covered lumps on a tall table.…

Bereavement and End of Life Writing and Social Media

Something New from Elaine

Dear Friends, I'm taking a short blogging break to redesign my website and launch a…

Bereavement and End of Life Political Action

Guides to the Other Shore: Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare

As we walked downhill toward the lake, hundreds of kayaks, canoes and paddleboards bobbed in…

Bereavement and End of Life Nature

You, too? I Thought I Was the Only One

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too?…

Vic with a friend, 1996
Bereavement and End of Life Family and Friends

My Irreplaceable Husband

“The damned knives are still dull,” I mutter to myself. “I need Vic to sharpen…

Elaine and her mom, 2007
Bereavement and End of Life Family and Friends Health

Why I Added Detailed Advanced Directives to my Living Will

“What's wrong?” I asked Patty. Patty was Mom’s aide at the skilled nursing home. She…

Psychology and Mythology Spirituality

Let the Warm Love Flow: Messages from Marion Woodman

Marion Woodman's last letter came in February 2011, almost three years after my husband Vic’s…