A cartoonist drew a touching tribute to his dying dog. His readers gave him an outpouring of sympathy – The Washington Post

Full article by Michael Cavna – February 8, 2019, from The Washington Post here.

Stephan Pastis’s tribute to his dog, Edee. (Stephan Pastis/by Stephan Pastis / Andrews McMeel Syndication 2018) 

How UK Minister Will Tackle Modern Reality of Loneliness

Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that despite having a “network of friends, family and a wonderful partner,” she began feeling cut off from the world. It wasn’t a new sensation; Crouch says she also suffered from…

via How the World’s First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle ‘the Sad Reality of Modern Life’ — TIME

The Empty Space: coping with the loss of a beloved companion

By Sherri Moorer I think the hardest part of losing Chloe (or any bird) is the empty space. It’s not just the empty space where the cage used to be. It’s the mental and emotional space in her absence. It’s getting up and going to bed with one less bird. It’s coming home to one […]

via The Empty Space — BirbObserver

There’s no one way to Grieve

A superb commentary on how each of us, in our own way, at our own pace, deals with and copes with grief, and accepts, or doesn’t accept the loss of a loved one.  After losing my father last year, I too continue to ‘sort out’ and ‘dig deep’ to find a place where his absence in my life does not feel still so raw.

For the first three years after my beloved brother’s death, I could not bear to say his name out loud or look at a picture of him. So it was with both compassion and dread that I read Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy, which describes her life…

via My experience of grief looks nothing like Sheryl Sandberg’s — Quartz