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Being Present

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” — Pema Chodron When I was lost in the darkness of grief the…

Happy Father’s Day Daddy

We Miss You Gratitude Day 24 I am grateful for my Daddy, who, along with my Mom taught me everything I needed to know about living life and loving. I hope they are proud… – Lisa Long Preisler This is the eulogy I wrote and delivered through tears for my Daddy after his death in…

Musings Remembering

Lawrence, my Love: “I remember when your name was just another name that rolled without thought off my tongue. Now, I can’t look at your name without an abundance of sentiment attached to each letter. Your name, which I played with so carelessly, so easily, has somehow become sacred to my lips. A name I…

Musings Who is Brave Enough?

Who is brave enough to sit with the bereaved? To sit in silence on sad days to offer wordless support, not advice, but share the pain, and share their storm. Not try to intrude not try to quell the tears, not say ‘You need to go out’, ‘You need to do this’, ‘You need to…