On Grief

  • 1650 Miles, Into VT, and No.. It’s Not Recreational

    Just crossed into Vermont this week. Finally feel like Ive made some serious progress… Vermont seems pivotal really. When I…

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  • Four Months, 1400+ Miles, On Recent Chance Encounters, Hope and Fortitude

    Four months on trail. The sun has peered out after a solid week of rain along NYs slick boulder style…

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  • 1300 Miles In, Thoughts on How to Navigate Helping and Understanding Your Grieving Friend

    It’s been over ten months since we lost Matt. As of late I’ve settled into a pit of depression, less…

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  • 1024 Miles In, Meeting with Dee Fleming, Grief and Connection

    We’ve made it to the what is called the “spiritual half way point” of the Appalachian Trail, Harpers Ferry. Here…

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  • 1/3rd, 740 Miles In, Depression and Addiction, Finding Light as Matt Would

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will…

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  • 570 Miles, 8 Weeks In, Rain Life, Matt’s Birthday

    5 straight days of pummeling rain. On Thursday night, right as I started putting up my tent, the downpour began.…

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  • 500+ Miles In, Reflections on Shame, Stigma and Unconditional Love

    “I have struggled with being able to articulate exactly what it was that brought Matt into our hearts and tonight…

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  • 44 Days, 422 Miles, Christy with Unicoi County Prevention Coalition

    It’s been a hard two days. Somehow my grief came and slapped me down on the ground back to square…

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  • 5 Weeks, 296 Miles In, Birthday Blues And Rainy Days

    Just woke up after passing out accidentally for 3.5 hours here in my tent. Everything is damp so I am…

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