Category Archives: Death and loss

What it Means to “Hold Space” for People, Plus Eight Tips on How to Do it Well

What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. Continue reading

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It Is Always Now

In the following video, author Sam Harris, urges us to accept that we are mortal beings who will die one day, so that we can shift our focus to what matters most–NOW. Continue reading

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Why Me?

“Why me?” is a question people often ask after experiencing a tragedy, but is this really the question to be asking? Continue reading

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The Gift of Forgiveness

It is impossible to get through life without being hurt by somebody. All of us know how painful it is to be the target of gossip, lies, or thoughtless remarks. Some have even been wounded by infidelity, abuse, or an … Continue reading

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Can You Really Prepare for Loss?

I recently lost my father.  He had been ill for quite a while, so I had time to “prepare” for his passing.  After his death, one of the questions I found myself contemplating is whether we can ever really prepare … Continue reading

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A Good Death

One of the great privileges of my work is that I have the opportunity to walk with people through some of the most challenging times in their lives.  In that process, I teach what I know about making the journey … Continue reading

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Living with Limits

Someone asked me the other day whether I think it is harder to live with a physical limitation that is congenital vs. one that is acquired later in life.  I replied that I think both situations have their own challenges.  … Continue reading

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