• Grief

    Month 7

    I know its been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything. Life has been a little bit busy. I’m in the process of starting my own private practice which has long been a dream of mine. While its a big undertaking, it will allow me flexibility and the ability to be able to work part time and make my own hours. You can check out my counseling website at www.walkingbravecounseling.comĀ Aslan also took his first plane ride as we traveled out west to Colorado for a little vacation. So anyway I’m back. I’m not exactly sure why but this last month has been particularly hard. I’ve cried this last month like…

  • Grief

    Leaning In

    I heard once that when you are in the darkness, the fastest way to get to the light is to run into the darkness, rather than chase the sunset. It makes sense. The darkness is beginning to surround us and where it once was light, the sun is setting. Its a scary feeling. We might see a glimmer of light on the horizon and want to run toward it. It feels very counter-intuitive to turn around and run into the darkness. Its scary, lonely, and just plain hard. But we could potentially spend years trying to chase this glimmer of light when the reality is that by running into the…

  • Motherhood,  Spiritual Journey

    Living in the AND

    I told my story to a group of women this past week. One comment I got was how my story was full of the And. Death AND life in the same week. Sorrow AND joy together. Along with several other examples from my story leading up to his death. Brave AND scared, hopeful AND nervous. She commented on how she can see how I will be such a safe place for people experiencing life in the AND. It really got me thinking. In my experience working as a counselor I saw many people in my office struggling with that and. In fact there is a whole method of therapy that…