Posts By: Heather Michet

Blessing Exchange or Bill? You Get to Choose.

Being the first day of a new month, I am happy and grateful to write out my Blessing Exchange checks, BEs for short – commonly referred to by most folks as ‘bills’ and done with growls, snarls, bad moods, anger and resentment.   With each BE I write, I express my thanks for what the… Read more »

Can You Heal from the Death of a Child?

Parents are supposed to die first, not their children.  That’s just the natural order of life. But children leave this life every moment of every day. No matter the child’s age or cause of death – illness, miscarriage, suicide or abortion, it’s devastating to those left behind, particularly for moms. The emotions felt by parents,… Read more »

I’m Changing Valentine’s Day and You Can Too

It’s Valentine’s Day.  Again. Maybe this excites you.  Maybe it makes you groan with annoyance or painful emotions.  No matter your reaction, I think it needs a rewrite. When a knee-jerk holiday or observance day rolls around on the calendar, my inner, anti-commercialized and ‘make it all meaning-full’ voice asks: What’s this about?  How could… Read more »