Once you come to terms with your true emotions and feelings, holding them as valid, your job is to feel the feels. And hold on to your hats cause this is where the ride gets wild and sometimes scary, which makes it easy to avoid feeling. We tell ourselves we’re just putting it off for … Continue reading Avoid the Avoiding & Feel the Feels
Because I only vaguely saw the terrain I was traveling through during The Haze, it all looked the same. It felt the same too. Yet when the mist finally started burning off I could see I was no longer in the place I’d started. The hard work had made a difference! What did that hard work look like? ...
About a year after losing Alison and most established aspects of my life, I’d decided I’d had enough of feeling sad, of carrying around the burdens of trying to build a life. I felt I had no answers, knowing nothing but that I was going stir crazy. I didn’t want to commit suicide, but I … Continue reading The Haze
I live in arguably one of the best places on earth. And I have a pretty satisfying life – good friends, a rewarding lifestyle, playing in the ocean several days a week, beautiful views right out my door. But it’s only because I lost absolutely everything that I gained this amazing life. Growing up, I … Continue reading My Daughter, My Story & The Hot Mess that Got Me Here
Grief can be a sneaky thing. It can crop up when we least expect it, and sometimes when it’s most inconvenient. Before wading knee deep in it, I figured it makes sense to get as comfortable as we can with an uncomfortable topic. Knowing you have tools at the ready can help as you navigate through your days. To kick off this series, I’ll share a couple things I’ve found worked for me.
We as a society struggle with grief. Those who are grieving don’t talk about it, often out of fear they’ll drive others away. Those who know someone grieving are scared they’ll say the wrong thing. So we all stay silent. And yet it’s one of the few things we’re all destined to deal with with … Continue reading Introduction to “Good Grief – Embracing Life and Giving Good Support”
Motherhood. Unfortunately for thousands of moms every year their version is one without their child. Motherhood is a club some are excited to join and others are dragged into, it is however a club once joined we never leave willingly. For me motherhood is embracing the fact I am a mother even without a child … Continue reading Motherhood