Losing our parents: If it's an inevitable transition, then why's it so hard? Nearly two and a half years after losing my Mom to breast cancer, I still struggle with being an orphaned adult. Intellectually I know it's something that happens to the best and the worst of us... if we're lucky enough to live … Continue reading Adult orphan: Why is life’s inevitable transition so hard?
I think, it depends how you look at it and what mindsets influence how you perceive the term and any words you might associate with it. I see it as a gift if it's not confused with social isolation or loneliness. These things are social withdrawal in its extreme form... and they're not always voluntary. … Continue reading Social withdrawal: Gift or punishment?
I came across this wonderful article earlier today. It really resonated with me so I thought I'd share it - see the link at the bottom of the page. Like most people, I've experienced grief in my life. My Dad died when I was three. I left the country of my birth when I was … Continue reading Some things about grieving