Posts by Tracey Jackson

Tracey Jackson is the screenwriter of films including The Guru and Confessions of a Shopaholic. She has just completed her first book, Between a Rock and a Hot Place which will be published by Harper Collins in February 2011. She blogs for The Huffington Post,  The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, and daily on her website http://traceyjacksononline.com.

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Embracing the Moment When it Sucks: Dealing with Death

“Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.”  ~Joan Kerr

A year ago I lost my best friend of forty-eight years to a pulmonary embolism. It came quickly and unannounced, and it took him instantly.

I found out about his death on Twitter. Because of the length and depth of our friendship I had never known life without him. As often happens when we lose someone dear, I didn’t know how I would move forward.

We’re taught that peace and happiness come from embracing and living fully in the moment, but I often wonder what should we