If you had it all your way what would your life look like? On a typical Tuesday what time would you wake up or maybe the more intriguing question…where are you waking up? Do you work? If so, what are doing and where are you doing it? How do you feel? These are the types … Continue reading What’s Keeping You from Your Life?
The magic began on a hot July afternoon. My text alert pinged, “This is it, you won’t be hearing from me for several months.” It was from a friend with whom we’d both tossed around the notion of leaving our careers to follow some crazy dream. He didn’t go anywhere, but his text sent my … Continue reading Define Living Life Fully
About four or five years after Alison died, an inner restlessness of wanting to do something more took root. I yearned to create something that would both feed my soul and serve others in a tangible way. I had no idea what it was. Grrr….curious, I tossed around idea after idea. Some seemed somewhat feasible … Continue reading Getting Curious About the Future
I thought once I’d decided to Live in the Moment it’d be like the old Nike commercials. I’d just do it. Maybe it’s that simple for you, but I quickly discovered I wasn’t so good at this practice. Similar to driving on automatic pilot from home to work, when you really meant to go to … Continue reading Tools for Living in the Moment
“Be present” and “Live in the Moment”. Those are admonitions we hear a lot these days. But what do they actually mean and more specifically what does being present look like in the practical application of life? It wasn’t until I consciously attempted living in the PRESENT moment that I observed how much of my … Continue reading Living in the Moment
When I knew loss wasn’t going to define me and I’d started asking the question what would define my life, it felt daunting. Not only was there pressure to fill a blank slate, but I also feared completely walking away from all that had brought me to this present place. I didn’t want to be … Continue reading Honoring the Past
Okay, here is where I start to get excited about grief. Yes, I said excited :). Over the last two weeks I’ve written about the first couple years after loss, the time I call The Haze and then a transition time which comes from a Light bulb Moment(s) and Sitting with Grief. Fully living in … Continue reading What Defines Me?
After grief’s sneak attack on New Year’s Eve I knew something needed to change. Grief and I weren’t completely done with each other, it wasn’t time to break up but we did need to redefine our roles. I gave it a seat next to me. From this new dynamic I saw grief didn’t define me. … Continue reading Sitting with Grief
The second round of birthdays, death dates, and holidays have come and gone. Grieving feels like an unwanted yet ever present constant. Sometimes it’s front and center, other times it fades into the background, but still it lurks. It was during this time I careened my way into a light bulb moment. It was New … Continue reading The Light Bulb Moment
As I mentioned several days ago, people often say to me, “I’m afraid I’ll say or do the wrong thing, so I don’t do anything”. So today in this final good grief support message, I’ll outline the biggies of what not to do. Everyone is different, with different triggers and things that work or don’t … Continue reading Good Grief Support – What NOT to do