What I Wish More People Understood About Losing A Best Friend

It was a lazy mid-morning, one of those where you just don’t want to get out of bed. I remember becoming hyper-aware when the phone rang, suddenly.

“Hannah is dead” is all I heard my friend Caroline say on the other line.

Something broke inside of me.

“What do you mean Hannah is dead?” was my initial reaction. It simply couldn’t be. This wasn’t my life. It was all a joke … right?

Wrong. Caroline wasn’t being her normally playful self. Hannah had been in a car accident, and just like that, she was gone.

Excerpt from Garrett Paknis’s article in Mind/Body/Green- read more


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I am a retired psychologist now writing freelance . I have published Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life, Young Man of the Cloth, The Pastor's Inferno, Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage, Release Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life, and Make the Best of Your Teen Years. I wrote a newspaper column in Batavia, NY for fourteen years. My articles are now available in my free newsletter, Sliding Otter News. Subscribe free at http://www.eepurl.com/mSt-P.

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