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.”
These postings will include observations from my 35 years of work as a grief therapist. I also will write about my parallel story through these years as a grieving parent. In my experience, grief is not a linear process through predictable steps and stages. Grief is a narrative that goes on through the life of the mourner. Like any narrative, the experience of grief will change as it moves through time, but there is not an end to the story.
I hope these postings will offer support to people who have challenging stories to bear. Together, we will create a safe place as we learn how to live well in our story.
Dr. Patrick O’Malley