Tag Archives: Growth

Lessons In Boston and Beyond

I ran today for the first time since tearing my calf muscle in the Boston Marathon almost three and a half weeks ago.  I felt an incredible sense of joy and freedom in my run this morning.  This morning’s run … Continue reading

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MS Run the US – What Are Your Blessings?

I have been given a tremendous opportunity to do something this year that literally could be life changing.  Is it scary?  Do I have doubts?  Of course I do.  I have them because this opportunity will require me to stretch and, … Continue reading

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It Does Get Better – Emerging From Grief Toward Wholeness – Part 7

It is devastating when we experience a loss of any kind.  Each loss will affect us differently than the previous one.  It doesn’t matter if it’s the loss of a loved one, the loss of a pet, the loss of … Continue reading

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This is My Reality. I Choose to Act. Emerging From Grief Toward Wholeness – Part 6

As I have described in previous writings in this series, when you suffer loss in your life you go through a process of grieving.  It begins with denial and then moves to anger.  Typically you bargain with anyone, no one, … Continue reading

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This is a Dark Place. Depression is Real. Emerging From Grief Toward Wholeness – Part 5

Managing the loss of someone or something is never easy.  The stages that you go through are difficult and not something anyone enjoys.  For me, one of the most difficult stages of the process was depression.  I’ve struggled with it … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Make A Deal! Emerging From Grief Toward Wholeness – Part 4

So far in this series we’ve talked about denial and anger.  The combination of these two stages leads us to the third, which is bargaining.  When things aren’t going our way we eventually realize trying to ignore it isn’t the … Continue reading

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Why Am I So Angry?!? Emerging From Grief Toward Wholeness – Part 3

Eventually denial gives way to another stage.  Typically, that is anger.  I actually went back and forth between denial and anger quite often.  It seemed like a switch that some twisted and crazy mad scientist found great delight in turning … Continue reading

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There is Nothing Wrong! Emerging From Grief Toward Wholeness – Part 2

Have you ever wanted something so badly that in your mind you already had it?  Have you ever been so disappointed that even though you didn’t achieve what you wanted you had yourself convinced that there were perfectly good reasons … Continue reading

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Emerging From Grief Toward Wholeness – Part 1

I’m not an expert.  I’m not a clinical psychologist.  However, I have lived.  I am human and have feelings.  I’ve been through loss. Some of the losses in my life I had every right to grieve.  Others I probably had … Continue reading

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Running Fearless

I have had many experiences throughout my life that have shaped who I am today.  It is easy to recall many of them and I’m sure there are countless others that I haven’t realized the full significance of yet.  I … Continue reading

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