Synchronicity and the Number 8

By Dave Roberts April 27, 2019, was my daughter Jeannine’s 35th birthday. Jeannine died on March 1, 2003, at the age of eighteen, of a rare and aggressive form of cancer. This will be her...

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...

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...

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...

Reflections About a Funeral

By Dave Roberts Many couples whose children are on their own (as is the case with me and my wife Cheri), go through memorabilia that accumulated over the years and pass those items on to...

Taking The Bereaved Out of Parent

By Dave Roberts For several years after my 18 -year- old daughter Jeannine’s death in March of 2003, I commonly identified myself as a bereaved parent. According to the late Robert Kastenbaum, author of Death,...
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