I Carry You In My Heart: Grief During The Holiday Season

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart) – e.e. cummings

We humans are incredibly vulnerable. We are all susceptible to tragedy and loss and the grief that follows. The holidays can be a time of intensified grief for many of us. This is because the holidays highlight our loss. Thanksgiving and Christmas are...

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The Come Apart

What’s Your Myth?
What’s Your Story?
What’s Your Wound?
Where’s The Glory?
You’re out of touch, But you’re not out of time

Always leaving, Alway going
Always needing, Always knowing
How to find your way, that’s why you never stay

And to know yourself
The healing art
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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: The Other National Anthem

Kneeling. It’s a passive posture.

At various times, in various places, it could be a posture of prayer.
A posture of surrender. A posture of nobility or knighthood.
And sometimes, including right now, it is a posture of peaceful protest.

It is heartbreaking that this form of protest is being conceptualized as an...

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Lord I Need You: A White Christian Activist’s Prayer

Charlottesville. My heart is broken. Shattered. I’m consumed. It’s grief.
I’m easily angered. I’m crying when no one is looking. I’m reminded of being a teen listening to Sinead O’Connor’s “Black Boys On Mopeds” and crying. I was crying because I knew the plight of my black neighbors. But I also knew the plight...

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Tears Are Holy Water

Our pain is sacred and must be honored
Our tears are sacred and must be honored

Honor your tears
Throw them a shower

Just like a wedding or a birth is honored with a shower
Also honor loss and pain with a shower
Make invitations
Invite your favorite people
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