What to Say and Do When Something Horrible Happens

“We don’t want to make things worse.” When my neighbor’s high school age daughter died of cancer, it was horrible.  No one knew what to say or do.  A group of us decided to take food over before the funeral, but everyone was afraid to be the person who.

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How to Protect Yourself from Being Hit in the Gut by the Two-By-Four Called Love

Life is not safe.  You can’t protect yourself from heartbreak. No matter how hard you try. If you love, you’re at risk for loss. Gut-wrenching, god-awful, soul-searing loss. Within the last week two separate friends lost their daughters. The two women don’t know each other; the deaths weren’t connected. One.

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