On Death: Ruminations on the grief process

On Death: Ruminations on the grief process

Nothing prepared me for April 20, 1996. It was the day after Easter, a supposed time of resurrection and goodness. Instead, my husband was pronounced dead after experiencing a heart attack and sliding his brand new Infiniti into the center divide on the highway near...
How to be a widow and other fun tips

How to be a widow and other fun tips

The following is an excerpt from my book, Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Alan David Stanger, a raucous gentlemen. Neither of us was strong enough, savy enough or smart enough to say goodbye. We had simply reached a truce and were...
Opioid Deaths and Family Grief

Opioid Deaths and Family Grief

Podcast: How To Heal After A Sudden Loss From An Addiction Related Death There were more drug-related deaths in 2016 than from the entire Vietnam war or the HIV/Aids epidemic at its height – and for every person who died suddenly and tragically there are at...
How Families Can Help Deal with Drug Addiction

How Families Can Help Deal with Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction Statistics In The U.S. We are a nation in crisis. There is hardly a family that has not been affected by addiction. The statistics on the matter of opioids, alcohol and marijuana are alarming: 105 American lives are lost each day to an opioid-related...
Addiction & Codependency in the Midst of a National Crisis

Addiction & Codependency in the Midst of a National Crisis

We are a nation in crisis. There is hardly a family that has not been affected by addiction. The statistics on the matter of opioids, alcohol and marijuana are alarming – 105 American lives are lost each day to an opioid-related overdose, 1 in 8 Americans...