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How to avoid the “Why Me” trap

How to avoid the “Why Me” trap

Most of us pound on the door of “Why?” or “Why Me?” when a loved one exits the earthly plane. I’ve been there, done that. I was that record needle stuck in the groove of “Why?” when my mother passed away three years go. “Why me?” “Why Amma?” “Why eight months after we moved to this new country?”… Continue Reading

What Not to Say to the Grieving

What Not to Say to the Grieving

Grief is awkward for most people. We live in a culture that hides behind pain, flees from it, pushes it down or crowds it out. Nothing brings an avalanche of cliches cascading one’s way like grief does. Poeple become totally tongue-tied the instant they are faced with the bereaved. When Amma (mother) passed away in January 2009,… Continue Reading