Tag: compassion

New eyes, new landscapes, new freedom

Two years and eight-plus months out from GR’s death. Thirty-one years and six months out from my dad’s. Where does that put me today? Well, for one, I’m ready to move forward from being Brooke, the daughter of a man who died when she was 10 years old and also, Brooke, the wife of a …

Grief – take two thousand and one

You know it when it comes to visit because it’s not like the others. You know it because at first it makes you feel crazy. It makes you question everything. What is going on here? Why do I feel this way? You’re all like, what the fuck do you want now? From me?  Again? I …

Real talk at the nail salon

Believe it or not, there are upswings to this grief thing. Just so you know(!), not every day is like walking through mud. Today was one of those days. That week-long funk was innnnnnnntense, but lessons were learned there so it’s all good…for now. (Sure wasn’t then!) The main lesson: try as hard as possible …