Musings About Grief, Loss and Life

  By David Roberts 3 Reasons Why Pet Owners Repeatedly Visit the World of Grief For the most part, we are a society that is uncomfortable talking about death. From my perception, any discussion about death and...

Musings about Grief, Loss, and Life

By Dave Roberts May 9, 2019 May 9th began like any day in my household. I woke up about 5:30am, and immediately fed my two cats, Nitske and Zoey. I replenished Zoey’s water bowl, and turned...

Musings about Grief, Loss & Life

By Dave Roberts  March 1st of this year marked 16 years since my daughter Jeannine died and entered a new realm of existence. Many days, I find it hard to believe that so much time...

Musings about Grief, Loss, & Life

By Dave Roberts “All parents must carry within them biographies of their children, unwritten but available at a moment’s notice.” - Disaster Falls: a family story by Stephane Gerson I wrote and gave the eulogy at...

Lessons in Gratitude

By Dave Roberts This past Columbus Day weekend, my wife Cheri and I traveled to Plymouth, Massachusetts. For me, the trip was a nice way to recharge in the midst of a busy, but always fulfilling...

Tips for Navigating Through Grief During The Holidays

By Dave Roberts The pain of grief tends to surface with great intensity during “milestone” events such as, birthdays, death dates or angelversaries and holidays. The intensity of grief is usually highest for many during the...

Musings about Grief, Loss & Life: ‘A Rise to Grace after Loss’

By Dave Roberts Musical Serendipity Since my daughter Jeannine’s death in 2003, the music of Tom Petty, The Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Rush, Sting and Jackson Browne have allowed me to sit with the many emotions...

The Blessings and Gifts of Impermanence

By Dave Roberts In her book, “Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for Helping Professionals, “Katherine Walsh-Burke describes symbolic loss as follows: “There are many types of losses that are not due to death, but rather...

Making Friends with Fear

By Dave Roberts About a month ago, I walked out onto the deck of my home, morning coffee in hand, and looked around my yard. I live in a beautiful, quiet, secluded neighborhood where the...

A Butterfly on Lookout Mountain

By Dave Roberts I recently returned from a week-long trip to Golden, Colorado. My wife Cheri and I got a chance to relax and explore some attractions in and around the Golden area. Our primary...
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