When grief becomes too much

When Grief Awakens

Several posts now I’ve talked about grief from the perspective of losing someone one loves. Grief takes on many forms, though.  We can grieve the loss of a friendship, despite…

What To Say and What Not To Say To Those Grieving

  As Christmas approaches, people are preparing their homes for guests.  Maybe you’re preparing your own home or possibly  traveling to the home of someone you know. Regardless, maybe there…

A Google Search for Hope

One has to nearly stay in bed in order to evade the negativity all around us today. You can’t turn on the news, go on the internet, pick up the…

The following is an excerpt (prayer) from Marianne Williamson’s book, Tears to Triumph.

Dear God,

I surrender to you the pain that is in my heart.  I give to you my failure, my shame, my loss, my devistation.

I know that in you, Dear God, all darkness is turned to light.

Pour forth your spirit upon my mind and help me to forgive my past.  Make my life begin again.

Restore my soul and bring me peace.  Comfort me in this painful hour – that I might see again my innocense and good.

I have fallen, Dear God, and I feel I cannot rise.

Please lift me up and give me strength.  Set my feet upon the path to peace and help me not to stray again.

I pray for forgiveness.

I am crushed by my failure.  Please show me who I am to you – that self-hate shall not defeat me.

Help me remember and reclaim my good.

Help me become who you would have me become and live the life you would have me live – that my tears shall be no more


– Marianne Williamson

Grief and sadness are not a disease but rather a part of life.

Today, I came across this Marie Forleo episode.  Powerful, powerful (relatable) stuff.  I just had to share it here.  In case you don’t want to read Marie’s blog post where this video is also shared, click HERE to view it on YouTube.

Have you experienced or are currently experiencing depression, suffering, emotional pain?  If so, I believe this will be worth 30 minutes of your time to watch the video.  You may or may not agree.  It may or may not help you – I don’t know.  That being said, if you follow what I write or are yearning for another perspective on grief/pain/suffering, this just might be exactly what you need to hear today.  For me, it is a message of hope because not all pain and suffering or depression is permanent.  In many cases, it doesn’t have to be.

Sometimes, you just gotta take life by the horns – be the buffalo and face the storm head on rather than run from it.  

Please share your thoughts in the comments below if you do take the time to watch this!



My personal struggle with procrastination.

Why do we procrastinate on the things that we strongly desire? This is a question I have been confronted with recently.  Not that I haven’t dealt with procrastination before, but…