That’s the Way Life Lives

That’s the Way Life Lives

Maya’s quirky little saying, “That’s the way live lives,” was meant to comfort me. Today, on the 22nd anniversary of her death, it still does. I have a beautiful bouquet of lilacs on my writing table in  her honor. Her spunk, fierce intelligence, and beauty are with me more than ever today. And her wisdom: Life has its way with us. Flowing with it is the only sane choice.

Swimming with Maya– the…

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Planning for the Unexpected

Planning for the Unexpected

Eleanor Vincent:

This is an excellent post by my friend and colleague, Rashel Sanna, about a very important topic. We all need to plan for death, unpleasant as it may seem. I recently completed an advance directive with Rashel’s help since we work…

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The Cost of AddictionEnglish: Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Paris premiere of “The Ides of March” (Photo credit:…View Post

The Cost of Addiction

English: Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Paris premiere of “The Ides of March” (Photo credit:…

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Gaining wisdom from traumaOften, when tragedy strikes, we feel singled out. As if we are the only ones who are suffering. Our…View Post

Gaining wisdom from trauma

Often, when tragedy strikes, we feel singled out. As if we are the only ones who are suffering. Our…

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Talking to Kids about DeathLucia and Saffron

“What are those cracks by your eyes, Mimi?”
My four-year-old granddaughter was…View Post

Talking to Kids about Death

Lucia and Saffron

“What are those cracks by your eyes, Mimi?”

My four-year-old granddaughter was…

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Grief and the Holidays“As you approach the holidays, remember: grief is both a necessity and a privilege. It comes as a…View Post

Grief and the Holidays

“As you approach the holidays, remember: grief is both a necessity and a privilege. It comes as a…

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Bringing Back the DeadKen Budd recently published a post in The New York Times opinionator blogentitled “When Writers…View Post

Bringing Back the Dead

Ken Budd recently published a post in The New York Times opinionator blogentitled “When Writers…

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Being a “Donor Mom”Nichole Smith at Chaos in the Countryasked me to write a guest post for her blog from the…View Post

Being a “Donor Mom”

Nichole Smith at Chaos in the Countryasked me to write a guest post for her blog from the…

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