Last week my therapist said that as painful as grief is, it's reflective of how much you loved someone. My optimism about Tubs' ability to recover from his illness didn't keep him alive. He passed away at home, in my arms, while I was feeding him. It was traumatic. I was wracked with guilt. I … Continue reading Grief Reflects Love
My cat, Tubs, wasn't acting like himself last week. He was laying under the bed, trying to get in the bathroom door that's always closed, not eating as much, not moving around as much. I got him to the vet as soon as I realized it wasn't just a weird phase (because sometimes he does … Continue reading Crisis Management
The first week of June was filled with devastation and despair. First, Kate Spade, a celebrated handbag designer, committed suicide at the age of 55. Then, Anthony Bourdain, acclaimed chef and storyteller on his show Parts Unknown, committed suicide at the age of 61. Lastly, a comprehensive study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) … Continue reading Suicide in the 21st Century
When I think of practicing gratitude, my first thought is, "Well, I guess I'm grateful for what I have," but that's not what it means. Practicing isn't generally being grateful, it's about actively finding and building gratitude for things (people, places, animals, moments, etc.) in your life. A good place to start learning about gratitude … Continue reading How Do You Practice Gratitude?