Living With Loss

Loss shows us some basic truth about who we are: we are tied to others and to place. Those bonds form us ... When I lose you, I lose me too. Grief challenges the very notion that we are separate selves. We do not always succeed at being whole. The faces of others, the touch … Continue reading Living With Loss

The Message of Illness

The part can never be well unless the whole is well. —Plato Though many of us may have heard this axiom, we may not see or understand its applicability to our own health. We have become quite accustomed to treating our kidney, our anemia, our vertigo, or any other issue with our various “parts.” In … Continue reading The Message of Illness