An abstact painting of white, red, black, yello and blue colors.

“Grief Is the Thing with Feathers” (by Max Porter) is a great name for a book, but mourning is not usually associated with flight. Sometimes it feels heavy and exhausting and impossible to recover from. Speaking from experience I know this to be true. I also know that there is a way through this weighty, […]

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Every day people struggle with negative feelings. Some folks move in and out of them easily, while others get stuck in them and choose to end their lives. When a celebrity takes their own life the media is quick to respond. TV and radio show hosts bring on experts to discuss suicide prevention and ads […]

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Grief for Dummies

November 6, 2018

A lot of dark ink stamps that look like people.

Grief is a dark place and a roller coaster of unfamiliar emotions. For those of you who haven’t experienced it yet the following will prepare you to some degree. The unraveling of grief is a painful process of suppressed emotions. When emotions are suppressed it leads to illness, depleted energy, and mental health issues. I […]

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An abstract painting featuring yellow, purple and red blothces on a black background.

“Everyone recognizes the certainty [of his death], but lays it on one side, like other theoretical truths that are not applicable in practice, without taking it into his vivid consciousness.” (Schopenhauer) When Sigmund Freud arrived at the possibility of a “death instinct” in Beyond the Pleasure Principle he acknowledged that he had “unwillingly steered our […]

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