Category Archives: grief

Isolation Journal Day 93 The WHY

Your prompt for today: Look through your past journal entries. Without overthinking it, choose a sentence that intrigues you. Imagine a flashing cursor (or some annoyingly precocious four-year-old) at the end of it, asking why? Answer the question, then ask … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 90 Being Alone

Your prompt for today: Recall a conversation. Perhaps it is an inner dialogue you’ve had many times; perhaps it’s a real conversation, or one you imagine having with a loved one as soon as you can see them again. Think … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

Today would have been my husband’s 72nd birthday. Two years ago we celebrated with family for the weekend.  We decorated, played games, sat in the sun, enjoyed the lake, ate well, listened to 60’s music, gave presents and celebrated what … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 56 The Complex Truth

Your prompt for today: Write about a time when you learned something that seemed to upend a long-held story or belief—but in fact revealed the complex truth of human experience. “What does this mean to me?” I asked my gynecologist … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 54 Start at the beginning

Your prompt for today:   Start at the beginning. Catalog all the difficult moments you have survived, from little things to the big things. Write about how you worked your way through adversity, and how even if it doesn’t feel … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 48 Anatomy of home

Your prompt for today:  Write about a time when you felt a shift in your relationship to your home. This could be your present home, your childhood home, or a temporary shelter. Think not only about the physical structure but … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 25 A picture

Choose a photograph—maybe you took it, maybe you’re in it, maybe you cut it out of magazine just because it delighted your eye: the point is, the image doesn’t have to be beautiful or good, but you saved it for … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 24 Breath

Your prompt for today: Because breathing is essential for life, it touches every part of our existence. What does it mean to you to breathe? When was the last time you really noticed your breath? What were you doing? Was … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 20 Feelings

Your prompt for today:   Look back on the past few weeks and consider what has felt momentous for you. What have you let go of, surrendered, only to learn from? Has anything felt fated, or fallen into place? Write … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 6 April 6, 2020

Your prompt for today (From Lou, a child who has been through chemo): Okay, close your eyes. Maybe lie down so you’re cozy? A blanket is nice. Okay. What do you see? At first, it’s dark in there. But if … Continue reading

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