6 Things I Know About Grief

A few months ago my friend Bruce Barber asked me to write a response to the question "How do you cope with the loss of a love one?" for his website, Real Life Survival Guide. Here is what I wrote: My first real life up close experience with grief was when my...

A Conversation About Lawyers with Depression

If you are in the Western New York neighborhood tonight, I encourage you to attend A Conversation About Depression hosted by attorney Dan Lukasik. Dan is a fellow traveler.  He has experienced the dark hole of major depression himself, and has made it a personal...

There’s No Place Like Home, Over the Rainbow

'Over the Rainbow' was on the childhood soundtrack for me, a Kansas girl. It was a favorite of my mother's, who adored Judy Garland. I sang it at many family events, the last time at my father's memorial service. Everyone in attendance sang along. When...