Happy 10th birthday, LJ
I’ve been walking around all day with a lump in my throat that’ll undoubtedly burst at the first “how are[...]
What grief looks like 10 years later
I ran across one of the most accurate graphics this week that I've ever seen.  This is exactly true for[...]
Lost and Found: a turn of the grief wheel
I don’t panic much anymore – life experience has taught me that it’s not much use.  But I panicked this[...]
Why Good Friday brings hope for every longing heart
I hope to get this down coherently.  I haven’t slept much the last few nights, but when my eyes open[...]
Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back
How's this for a little pep talk for your morning?! Yep, we're gonna talk about it - fear. Specifically our[...]
Nine Years of Grace
I promised I would be present today. Fully present, for Grace. I also promised myself I would write about it.[...]
Dealing with pain and growing through it
The truth about dealing with pain is that, despite our best efforts to hide it, we are all doing it.[...]
When Mothers Day is Hard
For every woman who swallows the lump in her throat on Mothers Day and for every daughter missing her mom,[...]
He is Not Here
It was the crisp cool morning of a South Texas November. Quiet, slow footsteps collected on the cobblestone path as[...]
How Experience Changes Us For Good
If you met your 10-years-ago self on the street, would you recognize her? If I ran into 10-years-ago me, I[...]
How to (Actually) Support Someone in Grief
When a friend or loved one is in the throws of grief, we will feel helpless. This is normal. We[...]
Breaking Plates
Jessica's note: Breaking Plates was written in 2017 as a part of grief healing, prior to launching Heartfully Present. I[...]

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