This daily archiving series is about organizing and dating my journal collection, as well as acknowledging the self-directed violence as important therapeutic shadow work. Today’s journal spans poignant time. My … Continue reading Unnecessary Violence and Ramblings- archiving of my Shadow Work Journals 1986 to present. Sample 44: June 22, 2012
A family treasure: Birthday card sent to my father in Sarpsborg, Norway, from my grandfather, Gunnar Thorsen, and fellow Norwegian soldiers (in German concentration camp) for my father’s 12th … Continue reading The birthday card, 1942.
Wow. October 25, 2018 will mark the sixth year since my father passed away. I am so aware of all the dates in October… so aware that he was winding … Continue reading Father, daughter, Fenrir, Gleipnir and “Drawn Together”- the book: 6 years later.
Going through my blog and archiving some imagery, I came across these charming drawings by my father– done in 2010, 5 years after a debilitating stroke.
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe — Previous posts: Package of letters to Sweden A letter home. November … Continue reading The third letter home. November 18, 1968
I had a terrible dream last night. In the dream, I haven’t been home to visit my parents for four years. In the dream, they are still living at the … Continue reading Dream. Letters. Thought and Memory.
I am re-reading Stephen Levine‘s A Year to Live- how to live this year as if it were your last as a personal exercise schedule to take time to slow down and … Continue reading From the heart- a 15 day journal exercise Part 14: Dying Contemplation
I am re-reading Stephen Levine‘s A Year to Live- how to live this year as if it were your last as a personal exercise schedule to take time to slow down and … Continue reading From the heart- a 15 day journal exercise Part 13: The Act of Dying
I love family. And we have shared so much- all the life markers, the ups and downs of life and through it all there is that special glue that connects … Continue reading We were drawn together on Saturday- and now I know why…
My greatest cheerleader was my Dad. 4 years ago today, his heart stopped beating, but his spirit lives on. His pep talks were the best. “Always, remember, you are the … Continue reading “Always, remember, you are the best.” No, you were, Pappa. #toliveuntilwesaygoodbye
This is such a beautiful tender time of the year for me. The autumn is both a time of loss and renewal. My parents passed in the autumn, yet autumn … Continue reading On Autumnal endings and beginnings in October
Today you are a newborn and you are starting fresh! Draw a baby. Draw brainstorm bubbles above “your “head. Write about what it may be like to start fresh. Releasing … Continue reading ‘Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.’ Journaling exercise