Dearest Neighbor, First, let me to tell you how sorry I am for your losses, for not only are you facing the death of someone you care about, you may also be experiencing other losses like the loss of emotional security, loss of dreams and hopes, and loss of companionship, to name a few. Survivor’s guilt stems from so many … Read More
Ask Annah: Why Do Friendships Change After a Significant Loss?
“Friendships are discovered rather than made.” ~ Harriett Beecher Stowe Dear Journeyer, “Why do friendships change after a significant loss?” is a question and conversation I hear regularly from people of all ages and across all loss forms. If you have discovered that your relationships with friends or family feel strange or estranged since a Significant Life Loss Event entered … Read More
Healing and the Two Sides of Balance
“I’m imagining I’m pulling the disease out of me each time I rip a weed from the ground.” After four months of dueling calendars, I finally had the great fortune and pleasure of having a leisurely conversation with a new friend. The quote at the beginning is something her husband recently said after battling a long illness. Though the quote is slightly … Read More