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#griefhasnorules – mother’s day mourning

By Kathy Escobar / May 10, 2020 / 2 Comments

Mother’s Day. I could feel it coming this week but didn’t have a lot of time to let the magnitude kick in too early. I’ve been busy with The Refuge […]

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“i see you. i hear you. i’m with you.”

By Kathy Escobar / April 28, 2020 / 1 Comment

Five and a half weeks ago I was supposed to be in the Pacific Northwest for two Practicing events in Portland and Washington. I was so excited because not only […]

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pain, period.

By Kathy Escobar / April 11, 2020 / 7 Comments

“Our brokenness is always lived and experienced as highly personal, intimate, and unique. I am deeply convinced that each human being suffers in a way no other human being suffers.” […]

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grief & global pandemics & extenuating circumstances

By Kathy Escobar / March 20, 2020 / 2 Comments

If we were together in real life right now the first thing I’d want to do is give you a hug. In less than a week, hugs have become a […]

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the pervasive patriarchy problem

By Kathy Escobar / March 6, 2020 / 6 Comments

This post was swirling around in my head last fall and on the day that my son died I had just put the finishing touches on it and was getting […]

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the practice of grieving and living at the same time.

By Kathy Escobar / February 7, 2020 / 11 Comments

When you cry every single day for 100 days, it’s definitely hard on the soul, especially when you look toward the next 100 days and realize that it’s just the […]

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mother mary.

By Kathy Escobar / December 24, 2019 / 5 Comments

“When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to meSpeaking words of wisdom, let it beAnd in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front […]

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beyond words (even though i’m trying to use a few).

By Kathy Escobar / November 18, 2019 / 31 Comments

It’s been 21 days since the police showed up at my door to tell me our 5th child and twin brother, Jared, died in his dorm room as a college sophomore […]

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mortality.

By Kathy Escobar / August 17, 2019 / 2 Comments

Another friend of mine is dying. In the past 4 months I’ve gone to 4 memorial services, 3 for long-time friends and one that we officiated for person who was […]

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an unhappy july 4th

By Kathy Escobar / July 4, 2019 / 8 Comments

Today is July 4th, celebrated as Independence Day in the United States, a symbol of our independent spirit, breaking free from the British empire, and that start of our democracy […]

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