You can be an angel

You can be an angel

Think about the friend who’s grieving the loss of a loved one. Or the other, who has been battling a serious illness. The holidays may not be very festive for them. If you’ve got something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, why not be an angel and give...
The bond of love is never broken

The bond of love is never broken

Spirituality may or may not play a role in how people grieve, but if it does, it gives great comfort. Gayle Kirk posted this piece on a page for grieving parents. In it, she talks about what she’s learned since her brother took his own life. It’s beautiful...

Losing a beloved cat

When Izzy lost her cat Steve on the heels of the death of her mother, she grieved deeply. Pet loss can do that to you. Steve was a special part of her family. I get that. Maybe you do, too.  Relationships we have with our pets can be some of the deepest; certainly the...
Reminder: gifts on sale

Reminder: gifts on sale

If you’re not well or if you’re grieving, the holidays can be tough. They can be a reminder of what you’ve lost: a loved one, mobility, freedom, a pet, energy, health. Watching others sing joyous Noel can be tough this time of year. A thoughtful,...
Perfect stocking stuffer

Perfect stocking stuffer

These pretty sandalwood mala bracelets are on sale now for only $9. The malas –Buddhist prayer beads– are strung on elastic so the bracelets truly fit any wrist well without awkward excess. Small enough for a stocking stuffer and nice enough for a primary...
Losing Clara

Losing Clara

It’s hard to image a loss harder than that of a child. It’s gut-wrenching. Like me, I’m sure you know families who have gone through this kind of grief.  Tamara Grand is a dear friend whose daughter, Clara, was a bright light on earth. Tamara and her...