Kintsugi living blog — grief

Sprouting: Why we resist transformation

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Sprouting: Why we resist transformation

Rocket shoots by Marion Schreiber, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. The last few years have been a time of intense transformation for me, and I've been paying some attention lately to some of the ways this period has changed me and the ways that I approach and interact with life. There are, of course, many ways in which I am the same person I've always been, with all of the same faults and quirks, but there are other ways in which I am profoundly different from the person I once was. Most of these changes are helpful ones...

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The quicksand of grief

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

The quicksand of grief

Grief by Romain Donato, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is the natural response to loss. None of us can avoid experiencing grief, but we sure do try! In the process, we only make things harder for ourselves. Grief is hard and messy and uncomfortable, so we do our best to escape it, numb it, or bury it when it appears. We hide from it in busyness of all kinds. We turn it into anger to allow us to feel powerful instead of lost. We run from it into new...

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