Suffering, Self-Care, and Kindness during Grief

Suffering, Self-Care, and Kindness during Grief

If I take the time to stop and really think about those hard times after my husband died, I can almost instantly get pulled right back into those moments. I remember they were painful…     I didn’t know that I could survive my grief. But...
40+ Grief Induced Life Experiences

40+ Grief Induced Life Experiences

You might be surprised to learn that there are over 40 different life experiences where you might feel grief. According to the Grief Recovery Institute®, Grief is the normal and natural response to any type of loss at all - it’s the conflicting feelings caused...
the Waiting Room

the Waiting Room

Are you in the waiting room with your old friend, Grief? Christina Rasmussen, author of the book, SECOND FIRSTS, refers to a “waiting room.” And with all the work I’ve done to understand grief – and through my own personal experience with grief - it makes sense.  The...
a Hope & Healing Workshop

a Hope & Healing Workshop

I held the bowl in my hands. It was solid. Weighted, grounded. Whole. Beautiful, almost flawless. It had its purpose and I’m sure it served it well. The bowl represented me, in my previous life. I wondered how long it had its shape, for how long it had been whole. I...
Me, Makeup, and Grief

Me, Makeup, and Grief

My husband died February 2017. Unexpectedly. A massive ruptured brain aneurysm. His death was instant and sudden and just a few hours after he left the house yelling “goodbye” and that he loved us. Eric was only 43. I was 38. Our girls were 8 and 11 at the...
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