This week, someone dear to me passed away without warning. This person was near retirement, and arguably the healthiest older-ish person I knew; she basically died while exercising. There’ve been a lot of emotions and a background gnawing sadness. Grief, I’m discovering, is literally physically exhausting. But through it, no booze. No cover-ups (well, there was that chocolate cake, […]
My long-time friend Katie White asks me thoughtful questions about my own experiences being a therapist. We talk about self-care and compassion fatigue, connecting with people in serious pain, and the art of sustaining our friendship.