A Poem for My Father

Margi DehlinGrief11 Comments

  I must say that sharing my poetry makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I am not really a poet. Amidst the loss of my father though, I found that I just had to write some of my feelings down. So, I have decided to share a snapshot of what grief looked like for me six months after my dad passed. How I felt … Read More

Weekly Share of Shares – May 18, 2018

Margi DehlinGrief, Health & Wellness, Parenting, Relationships, Seasonal Reflections, Weekly Share4 Comments

Greetings to you on this fine Friday! Why the stop sign you might ask? It isn’t particularly beautiful, I know. But it is fitting! Have you had times in your life when experiences rise up and make you literally stop in your tracks in order to pay closer attention? Well…that is where I am currently.  Hence, the stop sign. Many … Read More

A Meditation for the Heavyhearted

Margi DehlinFaith Transition, Grief2 Comments

I have a meditation ritual for my everyday life. It is accessible. Practical. And centering.  I began my practice nearly three years ago as a meditation novice. I had very little exposure to mindfulness so I began a journey of trying out some different practices. What worked best for me was using the Calm app. You definitely don’t need an … Read More

Grief–A Eulogy for My Father

Margi DehlinFaith Transition, Grief14 Comments

Loss is a part of being alive. We all know this.  And on some level, we experience both birth and loss every day. These griefs may be large or small.  We may be aware of them or not.  Life provides us many opportunities or practice sessions for loss. Illnesses show up as a temporary loss of health. We may lose … Read More

The Seven Principles for a Healthy Relationship–Gottman Style

Margi DehlinFaith Transition, Grief, Relationships5 Comments

Photo by Maya Dehlin One thing I do in my spare time is read relationship books. Actually all kinds of books but we will focus on relationship books to simplify things today. They aren’t all easy reads either. Or equally valuable. It takes time–and a desire to plow through material that isn’t always riveting. Do you get my meaning? Well, … Read More

Broken Open

Margi DehlinFaith Transition, Grief, Parenting, Relationships, Spirituality7 Comments

In this episode Margi Dehlin shares an essay she recently wrote dealing with heartbreak, resilience, and intimacy entitled “Broken Open.” The text of the poem is available below. Broken Open, by Margi Dehlin Louise Erdrich wrote in The Painted Drum, “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you … Read More