Rachel Rumbelow

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Happy Birthday, Steven.

Happy birthday, you gregarious, wonderful, beautiful, frustrating, hilarious, fantastic, fascinating, unique and incredibly absent man. Your birth touched many, many lives. Your life was so full, you lived several lifetimes in your short life, more than most people live. Today, […]

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Two Years Ago, Everything Changed

That obituary, above, is from the book, Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2016. I found it today while I was googling my late husband. My late husband. My husband who died. He’s dead. I still can’t believe it. I wonder […]

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Grief and Friends – Oh, That Second Year of Grief

This is a post I don’t particularly want to write but I feel like I have to. I am working through coming to terms with the stark reality of the second year of grief and how it affects everything. Simply […]

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Grief Sucks

It will be a year and five months in exactly a week (the 27th). I have been doing well. I have also not been doing well. Those two things exist right next to each other and each day I am […]

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Guest Post on Depression Site and That Second Year

My Latest Guest Post I am excited to announce that I have been published on a great new depression site called SadRunner. It’s a passion project for Adam Weitz a freelance writer and designer who suffered through his own depression. […]

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Float Away

My life is not without challenges. Like so many of us, there are many more challenges than I would like. But I sit here today and I look out at the sun shining through my windows. I breathe in the […]

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The Sunny Side

As many of you know, I am doing quite well with my grief. I mean, as well as somebody can with something like that. But there are still those times, those gut-wrenching moments that get me. And I have accepted […]

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We are never finished…

This is the story of a widow who is using what she learned in her grief, in the destruction of the life she knew, to change that¬†life. To change her world. I feel like, for me, the best way to […]

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