An Open Letter to Anyone Who’s Lost Someone Too Soon

Dear friend, I know you’ve received your share of condolences. There have been enough letters, calls, texts, hugs and little cards on flower arrangements to last you a lifetime. I know those messages will keep appearing every time another person recognizes the hole in your life that this loss has left you with. I know … Continue Reading

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What No One Told Me About Losing My Mom

It’s been a month since my mom lost her fight with Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Five weeks ago we were sharing a slice of my 23rd birthday cake and a week later I was picking out her coffin. While I received enormous support from family and friends, I wish someone had gone … Continue Reading

What do I do when heartbreak is unbearable?

Besides romantic relationships, heartbreak can exist in a multitude of forms: loss of a loved one, an ended friendship, loss of a job, moving to a new home or school, or even bouts of self- deprecation that lead to a lack of self- love. Some say heartbreak “literally feels literally feels like someone stabbing a … Continue Reading

10 Things I Learned From Losing My Dad

We’ve all been affected by one way or another by loss. Whether the loss of a loved one or the loss of a distant relation. And if you haven’t yet experienced it, you someday will. It’s easy to let depression and self-pity take over during this time of loss. I choose to look at what … Continue Reading