Strength is overrated. People will wish you strength as one of the “tick the box” condolence statements. They mean well. Don’t worry at all about having to be strong in your loss especially if up till now, you’ve been the strong one that everyone else has leaned on. Feeling like you have to be strong (which we do for others) is futile and self-defeating when all you may be feeling at the moment is numb and depleted.
Now that my bags are unpacked and I’ve resettled into the routine back here in England, I’m finally able to… read more
Grace. When my sister died in early January, one of my closest friends, Maile, wished me grace — which… read more
As published in the Huffington Post on November 18, 2017. By the time they’d diagnosed my baby sister, it was… read more
As published in the Huffington Post on October 7, 2014 I’ve been struggling with a piece for some time… read more
As published in the Huffington Post There’s an expression in academia “Publish or perish,” and today it very much… read more