We're an organization that is dedicated to helping humanity face and work through the hard things in life. And to face and work through systemic racism, we need to look at all of the systems that we are a part of — including this one.
Grief has always been lonely. Suffering has always been lonely; it’s lonelier than ever in the era of isolation. But anyone who has ever been in crisis can tell you that there is a big difference between being there andbeing there.
The grief of death is obvious. We can recognize that one when we see it or experience it. It’s harder for all of us to recognize grief in its other forms — when the subject of our sorrow isn’t the death of a person but the loss of something else.
If there’s another phrase that’s buzzier (and emptier) than self-care, we don’t want to know what it is. Is self-care eating salad? Watching Netflix? Pressing ignore on a call you don’t want to take? Yes,and, it’s really about being in tune with where you are and what you need.
Scott believed that no matter what awful stuff life throws at you, it's #BetterThanDying. These three words were his motto during his treatment for glioblastoma. And we gotta say, that message feels especially relevant right now.
The more you talk about being widowed, the more people in your life push you toward other widows. And throughout the Twin Cities, people pushed their widowed friends, families and co-workers toward us.