Gayle Danley

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Certified

Don't get me wrong. I understand that sometimes you need a real-deal therapist to help you work through grief. Truth be told, every now and then I check in with my therapist, Dr. What's-Her-Name. She retired and I felt abandoned so I rinsed her name from my memory....

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2019: What’s Before You

2019: What’s Before You

When I was about 24, I used to attend a church where women were in charge. It was wonderful and undemanding, held on the campus of Spelman College in a little building so nondescript it's not even worth describing. Reverend Vickie was our buxom, fearless leader.  In...

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Song and Sweat

Song and Sweat

Now that the forever- funeral is over and the Queen has been lowered into the ground, I've had a bit of time to marinate over her legacy and what it means for me and my Mama-grief. Let me start by sharing this with you: a few weeks ago, days after Ms. Franklin died, I...

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Grief Is A Cave

Grief Is A Cave

Because I carry this grief with me like a second skin, it peeks its way through whenever there's a current event dominating the news. So, of course, with the rescue of those beautiful boys from the cave, I thought that's it! Grief is just like that! It's a cave, three...

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