Grief’s Presence – Guest Blog from Christine Clark
Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,
Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,
Remembers me of all his gracious parts,
Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form . . .
~ King John, Act III, Scene IV
   By William Shakespeare
Grief has a presence, it is tangible, as noted by the preceding Shakespeare quote. It takes up space. We feel it as it moves into and takes the place left by our loved ones when they die. Recognize and honor Grief for what it is. When Grief’s persona comes into our lives, often the only thing we can do is walk with, sit with, and even lie on our beds with Grief.
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Grief and I crept into my bed on Monday afternoon.

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You don’t need a New Year!




You don’t need a new year

It’s the 3rd of January 2014

The chance to change is the same today as it was on January 1st.

Right now what do you want to say yes to?

Exercising four times per week?

Finally calling that person with whom you’ve been waiting to make things right?

A morning routine that transforms your day?

Working towards the career change you long for but fear?

Right now what do you say no to?

Flour & sugar?


The job you can’t stand?

Settling for a broken relationship?

Whatever it is you don’t need a calendar.

What you need is a commitment.

Make it.

Keep it.

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