Grieving for a Relationship

I’ve spent the last year or so being angry and devastated in turn. Mostly, long periods of joy, happiness, and contentment have been interspersed with these darker moments, and it didn’t make much sense. For the longest time, I blamed myself. Surely these unruly emotions were a personal failing, something lacking in me… It took…

Finding Joy in Grief

Four years ago today, my brother, Adam, died in a tragic canyoneering accident. I’m not going to get into those details because they really don’t matter and they’ve been rehashed time and time again over the last few years (especially the month following the accident). Suffice it to say, it was unexpected and heart-breaking. So…