Children’s Grief Awareness Day

One out of 20 children will experience the death of a parent before they graduate from high school, while one out of every seven children will face the death of someone close to them.

Who takes care of the children when adults grieve? Sometimes, no one. It is easy to think that children are resilient, and maybe don’t feel the deep loss because they aren’t showing any signs, or have seem to be doing fine. It may be that you don’t have the energy to focus on more than getting through the day yourself. Perhaps they say they are OK because your children don’t want to burden you. Read more

Scattered Thoughts

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I am rather scattered these days. Scattered, in the sense of being spread among different places. It sometimes teeters onto the edge of overwhelm or being spread too thin. But not quite. So far I am able to talk myself down from the moment of angst, usually with a decision to change whatever I’m doing. It’s a kind of emotional biofeedback technique I suppose! And, rather effective most of the time. Read more