Encountering Grace

Living our Stories - one day at a time

I looked out over my audience – the circle of people who were so obviously carrying, physically and emotionally, the varied weights of their different losses. And I knew right away that how I had originally planned to begin our time together needed to shift quickly. We needed to become storytellers. A few weeks ago I presented a workshop for BPUSA – a national organization, coordinated by, supportive of, and designed for bereaved parents. This opportunity played out in ways that were uniquely challenging, surprisingly educational and sweetly inspiring. As I welcomed people at the doorway to my presentation space, I was hit by a startling reminder: I am these people and they are me. None of u

It's Good to Be Back

As you may have realized, and I hope you have, I’ve been absent from the website for a while. But I’m back! The summer has been a full one . . . full of stuff that led me to lose track of myself – the happily busy self – because I was engaged with my other self – the overextended, discontented, analytical introvert self. Though it hasn’t been great fun being me lately, I only have myself to blame. Honestly, it seems as if things should be clearer at my advanced age . . . but life will do as it must, and continues to let me tangle all my selves up in its opportunities. It's good to be back with more clarity about the stories that are important to me – many that I love and some that I think I’

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