Welcome to my blog “All Sorrows Borne.” The title is from a quote by Isak Dinesen “All sorrows can
be borne if you tell them in a story or tell a story about them.”

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It is a story often repeated this time of year. The three magi come from the east, following a star to find the Christ child. When they find Him they worship Him and present three gifts – gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Theologians and Bible … [Read More...]

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The Season of Myrrh

It is a story often repeated this time of year. The three magi come from the east, following a star to find the Christ child. When they find Him they worship Him and present three gifts – gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Theologians and Bible … [Read More...]

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Interview with Radio Host

Dear Readers, Here is a link to listen to an interview I did with Francesca Luca of Boston Radio WATD 95.5. This show will air today November 20 at 8:30 p.m. EST. If you are unable to listen tonight, check back for archived shows on Francesca’s … [Read More...]

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Breathe

A woman whose spouse recently died stated her goal for coming to therapy: “I do not want to cry every time someone asks me how I am doing. I am a very private person, and it embarrasses me when tears flow and I am in a public place with … [Read More...]

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Writers Who Grieve

As a young clinician and grief therapist (and bereaved parent), I read every clinical book I could find about the experience of grief and loss. I believed I could find solutions to the anguish my clients and I felt by reading the experts in the … [Read More...]

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Helpers

Betty was the consummate helper. She was always at the ready if a friend was in need. Tad and Maria came to see me to help them process the loss of their daughter who died in an automobile accident. I was surprised that Betty was the topic of … [Read More...]