She lives on in all of us, but mostly she lives on in you.
Like this flower, my essence still the same. I know that if I go deep into my own self I can connect to the source... I can connect to emotions... I can connect to my gratitude... I can feel easy in life again.
Recently, the brother of a close friend/co-worker died in his sleep. His other sister happened to come over in the morning to visit him, and discovered him on the floor. (Heart attack. He was only in his early 60s. Very sad.) It got me thinking...
I've always wanted to visit India and had an opportunity last month when my husband and I spent two weeks touring Rajasthan, the largest state in nort...
I am deeply thankful for the time we had together. I am grateful to have had such a mother and I am privileged to have known her.
From first kiss to first break up, college application to job interview, we parents tend to plan for every situation, every conversation we'll have with our kids -- except for one.
I have been privy to the wisdom of what death teaches you. As the years and months have passed, these 20 deaths have taught me something very valuable about how to live my life, the importance of love, and how to make each day last a lifetime.
The last time I saw him at my mother's funeral in 2007, he was as tall and dignified as ever. Theirs was a large, poor family with at least nine brothers and sisters, but Uncle Mort always stood out as the successful one who handled himself with a kind generosity that reflected a deep inner awareness.
Coye was a key figure in the "weird fiction" genre. This was a generation of writers and illustrators working in the specific world of horror, sci-fi and bizarre pulp books and magazines. We look at them now as masters of a disappearing craft.
We just need to acknowledge it more openly, which is exactly what heartens me about Disney's new Cinderella.
Twelve days after my mom died, my son was born. I'll never know if my mom let go after I gave her "permission" to, but it's something that I think about often.
Needless to say, Monty Oum will be missed. His presence in the animation scene was a powerful one, and his impact at Rooster Teeth is long lasting.
I believe there is another world, another life beyond the one we're in now, that's available to us, a more enduring existence open to anyone able to embrace some kind of a "leap of faith," or at least see it as JK Rowling puts it in one of her "Harry Potter" novels: for a "well-organized mind: death is but the next great adventure."
I needed to hear that. Yes, I was Joel's wife, but he had a ton of meaningful relationships and was loved by so many. He had best friends, soulmates of his own, the ripple effect of his death reaches far and wide. Because of that, I feel less alone, and connected by this shared experience, horrible as it is.
Recently, I asked readers for some topics they'd like to see me blog on. I got lots of suggestions. I've written on two of them already. Today, I'll t...
Too often we don't end up extending life; rather, we extend dying. For those who define meaning in a manner that imbues them with the desire to go out on their own terms, this law gives them that choice.