5 Powerful Lessons I Learned After Losing My Brother

There are many lessons that you learn after losing a loved one. I was 19 when I lost my Brother and at that age I was still naive to the realities of the world. He had died in an accident which was sudden and completely unexpected. I learned (and a, still learning) a lot about myself and life through this experience. You may look at these lessons...

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Why Wasn’t it Me Who Died that Day?

When memories of my brother Dan stream through my head, I become instantly more aware of them. It’s like seeing someone you know in a crowd of people. They stick out to you as if they are somehow lit up. The recognition is immediate and forceful, yet subtle enough you don’t even realize it is happening. Today my thoughts bounce from a joke my...

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The Burden Called Grief

It’s been five years. Depending on who you ask, five years can be a short or long period of time. In your early twenties, five years is a lifetime. In the last five years so much has changed and happened. I have graduated from college, traveled parts of the world, quit a job, wrote a blog, started another blog, and I’ve grown up. One...

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