Tag Archives: Grief

Cabin Culture

Do you have a place to go when you need to reconnect with yourself or your past self? Do you have a place to go when you need emotional grounding or your soul needs tethering? Do you have a place … Continue reading

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New Poem up on Agate Magazine

Agate just published this poem I wrote about the loss of a treasured tree and the new life that enters through the void of loss. Please take the extra step to hop on out to Agate to read this piece. … Continue reading

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#AWP17 Conference Report — Heidi Fettig Parton on “The Craft of Empathy”

Originally posted on Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies:
#AWP17 Panel Report: F151 The Craft of Empathy Description: Writing with empathy in mind, especially in nonfiction, can create texture in our work and be transformative for both writer and reader.…

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The Challenge

The challenge now seems to be to hold our hearts open wide, in a continuous grieving for the victims of violence, some of it loud and dramatic, some silent and almost escaping notice; to feel how we breathe the same … Continue reading

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Transformation Through Loss

The process of transformation (my own and others) fascinates me. Never is one more in the business of transformation than when faced with loss or life-altering change (they typically come hand-in-hand). Not unlike death, divorce blows both loss and change … Continue reading

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