Tag Archives: grief

Committing to Celibacy (and art!)

Ok, it’s probably not the topic you expected to read on The SpokenCoast Project, but this project is all about inspiring hope, right? Right?? What’s hopeful about celibacy? Becoming closer to “god” if there is one, or whatever your spiritual beliefs may/may not be? No risk of pregnancy or STDs?… Read On

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Grief: 3 years on

When two significant people in your life have death anniversaries 6 weeks apart, odds are pretty good you’ll get emotionally walloped in any given year. Last year was my mom’s one-year death anniversary, so I was pretty wrecked in January 2013. This year, I prepared for mom’s day, and instead… Read On

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Downton Abbey

My mom’s 1 year death anniversary was January 4th. I was hoping it would go quickly, but sure enough, my old familiar friend, the moth-hole ridden, smelly dark overcoat of grief somehow found its’ way onto my shoulders. Through the help of great friends, family, yoga, and a spiritual community… Read On

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Things I’ve Learned From Self-Employment: Part III

November’s been a whirlwind & a half. A mercury retrograde started on November 4th, and although I normally don’t get affected by those things, this time it whooped my behind. Me, Me, Me While “me, me, me” is a great vocal warmup, it’s not a great philosophy for conducting one’s… Read On

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Things I’ve Learned From Self Employment: Part 2

Not everything works out the way you want it to, hoped it would, or planned for. In fact, it hardly ever does. Over the last weeks, I’ve learned a lot about what does/doesn’t work in a yoga class. I’ve learned about what types of places do/don’t work out for a… Read On

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Grief: The World Keeps Turning

Over the last 2 weeks or so, I’ve been hit with some pretty serious depression & anxiety. Anxiety over the fact that I will die someday; so will the remaining loved ones in my family & circle of friends. Depression from recalling it was 2 years ago during early October… Read On

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Air Prayers: taking good intentions to the next level

Back in June, I had the delightful surprise of being contacted by Christine Marzullo, the founder of Air Prayers.  She started Air Prayers after her father passed away suddenly, in 2004. What I love about Christine’s organization, is she has tapped into the value of energy through prayer. She felt… Read On

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Learnings From the Master Cleanse – Part 2

Here is the second poop installment…If you missed Part 1, this is the follow up to my Master Cleanse, and subsequent hemorrhoid fallout requiring a trip to the ER.  ER Aftermath Sadly, the papers I left the ER with did not contain a prescription, but instead a referral to a… Read On

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The Last Few Weeks…

Well, it’s been a trip, that’s for sure. Losing my mom has been an exercise in rollercoaster riding. The ups & downs have been tremendous. Intellectually, I knew this. But until a person goes through it, sometimes the symptoms aren’t clear until they pass. My apologies, dear readers for not… Read On

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The Physical Side of Grief

Ok, this is the 3rd 4th time I’ve tried to start this post. Writing while watching a Chicago Blackhawks game is a bit distracting, but still. I can’t think of anything cheeky or cool to write about what I’ve experienced in the last 3 weeks. It was tough all the way… Read On

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