Grief is the Price of Love

Grief is the Price of Love by Dacia Fusaro, LCSW “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” Pema Chödrön Almost 6 months ago, I lost my sweet husband. In that same moment, the life I knew and loved was instantly…

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Befriending My Shadow Self

Befriending My Shadow Self by Dacia Fusaro, LCSW For most of 2019, I worked as a therapist at an inpatient facility for people with eating disorders. During my tenure there, I received the remainder of the clinical hours necessary to become fully licensed as a psychotherapist. It was also there that I received some of…

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These Are the Days

It’s late February and I am visiting the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena for the third time this week. My three-month-old daughter is secured against my chest in a baby wrap, her head turning left to right, craning to get a look at the scenery; the wrap’s instructions had been quite confident that babies prefer to look upwards at their mothers rather than in the outward-facing position.

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