Kobe: It’s Complicated

I, like so many others, on Sunday, January 26th, heard the shocking news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death. Then hours later the news worsened knowing his daughter Gigi, 13, was with him in the helicop...

Death: The Layers of Grief

El Diá de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) falls on the first two days of November. During this time I find myself reflecting on the importance of ritual and remembrance as part of honoring the dea...

Joy: The Terror

Yesterday I was lucky enough to witness a young father with his two little kiddos, a girl who looked five and a boy about three. They were headed to the library walking through the parking lot. The k...

Connection: Emotional bids

As human beings we are hardwired for connection to others. We seek acknowledgement as well as to be seen and understood by one another. Sometimes these exchanges of connection are small such as pleas...