I recently came across an email I wrote to my eighth-grade homeroom teacher several days after my dad died. Retrospectively,…
The holidays can be not so great when you’ve lost someone you loved
Six years ago today, I gave the eulogy at my mom's funeral. I wanted to share with you the condensed version of my mom's battle with pancreatic cancer, her final days with us, and my mom's death, and her funeral. I wanted to share with you my story of losing a parent.
Allison Gilbert, author of Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children, shares her inspiring story, and her moving journey through family, parenting, grief, and loss. For more information about her book, take a look here: http://allisongilbert.com/books/parentless-parents/
Crying is sometimes seen as a sign of weakness – it’s not. After losing a parent, crying can help release pain and lead to healing.
If you have decided that loss is too much for you and you need someone to help you sort through your feelings and emotions, it’s best to know a bit about therapy before you jump into things.
Seeing my mom again…in my dreams
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Age : 21
Major: At UChicago, I study Philosophy as well as Fundamentals/Issues & Texts, a major focused on close reading of canonical texts, revolving around a core question proposed by the student. My question is, “What is the function of a narrative?”
Profession: For the past two summers I have worked at Young’s bicycle shop, renting and occasionally repairing bikes. Having learned how to ride those crafty two wheeled machines on a bike from Young’s, this job has been particularly meaningful.
You are not alone in your grief – other people understand
Hometown: Park Forest, IL
Ally: Elementary Education