When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 2

When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 2

I recently slogged my way out of a series of losses. Though I talked of grief overlays, or cumulative grief, I didn’t address how one might do the work of addressing the presence of it in one’s life. So, let’s talk about overlays, a cumulative grief. Ideally, one...
When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 1

When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 1

I want both my eyes. I want to see with the ease I did when both worked. To expect depth perception to remain constant. To see my wine glass and pour into it, instead of all over a countertop. One of my eye docs joked that all I needed was a bigger glass. I want to...
Trauma’s Long Reach Echoes for Generations

Trauma’s Long Reach Echoes for Generations

I sit among the trees with my tears, my rage and my shame, feeling the pain of what has been done to the Indigenous people in my country. On May 28, 2021, the precious remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, were discovered on the grounds of what was...
‘Just 15 Minutes to Mourn’

‘Just 15 Minutes to Mourn’

A CNN report in mid-March on the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the Brazilian population was strikingly sad, especially considering the rapidly increasing availability of vaccines. At one Rio de Janeiro cemetery – on the day of the report, March 22 – funerals were...
Making Sense of What Happens to You

Making Sense of What Happens to You

With over half a million deaths in this country alone, who has not been touched by this pandemic? The unseen lines of connection have been skewed or even severed as our once familiar communities have been crippled. In the aftermath, there’s a deep need to rebuild the...