Last Updated On January 5, 2018

 

now bring us some figgy pudding

 

 

December 3, 2017

Hello sparkly stars on top! I’m all caught up with DAY THREE.

One of the reasons the holiday season can be daunting hinges on the element of LOSS. Loss can encompass many different circumstances:

Sometimes your family lives far away or your kids have grown up or divorce is disrupting your holiday rhythms. Many of us have lost people to death, people close to us who have been central to our celebrations in the past and some that were so young they didn’t even get a chance to be a part of it. Some of us are affected by family estrangement or addiction or mental illness or difficult child custody arrangements.

All this. All these diverse circumstances, and yet a similar feeling. And I guess this is the one upside of loss. Its universal.

On this third day of advent:

I invite you to light a candle for your loss. As you gaze at that flame imagine a million flickering lights because you, my dear, are not alone.  If you want, do a meditation/prayer/whatever connecting with that vein of loss we all share and offering up your strength in service of others.

Blessing the sister decorating her brother’s grave.

Blessing the mother whose baby should’ve had a fifth Christmas.

Blessing the person who sits alone in their cell for lack of bail money.

Acknowledge your warrior’s heart. The heart of those still standing.

xoxoxoxoxoxo

 

Last Updated On January 5, 2018

 

now bring us some figgy pudding

 

December 3, 2017

Hello sparkly stars on top! I’m all caught up with DAY THREE.

One of the reasons the holiday season can be daunting hinges on the element of LOSS. Loss can encompass many different circumstances:

Sometimes your family lives far away or your kids have grown up or divorce is disrupting your holiday rhythms. Many of us have lost people to death, people close to us who have been central to our celebrations in the past and some that were so young they didn’t even get a chance to be a part of it. Some of us are affected by family estrangement or addiction or mental illness or difficult child custody arrangements.

All this. All these diverse circumstances, and yet a similar feeling. And I guess this is the one upside of loss. Its universal.

On this third day of advent:

I invite you to light a candle for your loss. As you gaze at that flame imagine a million flickering lights because you, my dear, are not alone.  If you want, do a meditation/prayer/whatever connecting with that vein of loss we all share and offering up your strength in service of others.

Blessing the sister decorating her brother’s grave.

Blessing the mother whose baby should’ve had a fifth Christmas.

Blessing the person who sits alone in their cell for lack of bail money.

Acknowledge your warrior’s heart. The heart of those still standing.

xoxoxoxoxoxo

Last Updated On January 5, 2018

now bring us some figgy pudding

December 3, 2017

Hello sparkly stars on top! I’m all caught up with DAY THREE.

One of the reasons the holiday season can be daunting hinges on the element of LOSS. Loss can encompass many different circumstances:

Sometimes your family lives far away or your kids have grown up or divorce is disrupting your holiday rhythms. Many of us have lost people to death, people close to us who have been central to our celebrations in the past and some that were so young they didn’t even get a chance to be a part of it. Some of us are affected by family estrangement or addiction or mental illness or difficult child custody arrangements.

All this. All these diverse circumstances, and yet a similar feeling. And I guess this is the one upside of loss. Its universal.

On this third day of advent:

I invite you to light a candle for your loss. As you gaze at that flame imagine a million flickering lights because you, my dear, are not alone.  If you want, do a meditation/prayer/whatever connecting with that vein of loss we all share and offering up your strength in service of others.

Blessing the sister decorating her brother’s grave.

Blessing the mother whose baby should’ve had a fifth Christmas.

Blessing the person who sits alone in their cell for lack of bail money.

Acknowledge your warrior’s heart. The heart of those still standing.

xoxoxoxoxoxo