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Katie's story: I am not my trauma

"I spent New Year's Eve 2019 sitting in the pitch dark at my best friend Alicia’s house listening to a portable radio while Alicia’s parents, Lyn and Stu, tried to figure out if they would still have a house after the Currowan Fire tore through their township of Lake Conjola. Sadly, they did not.  

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The Empty Chair at Christmas

Grief is a strange beast that we can learn to live with. We don’t get ‘over grief’ as if it were a surmountable obstacle. We can become more comfortable with our discomfort but there is no finite time for grief as there is no finite time for love. Grief is often a private affair that others cannot share or perhaps even understand.