NOURISH YOUR MIND, SPARK YOUR SOUL

 

October 13, 2019

Leyden was my teacher.
Fear was the lesson.

I so clearly remember saying to a professional development coach, on a coaching call that I didn’t want to "do" grief. I was afraid to talk about it. Never mind coach others through it.


Fast forward a year and I launched a p...

September 2, 2019

Remembering the version of me that couldn't go to the very concert I was at, brought me to tears.

A friend offered me Zac Brown Band tickets shortly after Leyden passed. I remember a feeling of terror.

Crowds.
Music.
Happiness.


The world going on as if nothing had happen...

August 29, 2019

Not taking things personally.

Something I've worked really hard at.... and it started with my grief journey.

Before losing Leyden I had no idea how personally I was taking things.

I couldn't see that none of it was personal.

After Leyden died, many people so badly wanted m...

August 16, 2019

I thought I would never be happy again.

Then I felt guilty when I started to be.

When I felt pieces of happiness, I feared I was betraying Leyden or dishonoring her loss.

I remember crying the first time I laughed.
I was afraid to have my facebook feed be anything B...

August 8, 2019

When I began my grief journey I thought that I would never be happy again.

Then I thought I never wanted to be happy again (guilt was real).

Further along I assumed that to be happy, I had to "get over" grief.

In time I learned that not only was happiness possible, it wou...

August 4, 2019

Last night I was witnessing the life I once had, as an outsider.

Visiting with my best friends and their kids. All around Leyden's age. There were brownies, wiffle-ball, movies and meltdowns. Negotiating pajamas, bathtime, and sleeping arrangements. Little voices, curio...

July 30, 2019

Balance.

I used to be afraid of it.

I could be committed to my health goals OR have a social life.

I could work hard and help people OR make a comfortable living.

I could care about others OR I could value my time and energy.

I could be a good human OR I could make mistakes...

July 6, 2019

Everyone SAYS “I don’t do gossip or drama."

But a really good sign that you ACTUALLY don’t attract gossip, drama and judgmental words?

People don’t come to you with gossip,  “can you believe’s” , “did you hears” and all the other exaggerated, toxic ways of using energy.

G...

June 23, 2019

I wrote this piece for an incredible site, Living The Second Act. It's founded by two strong women and dedicated to sharing the difficult truths that we can often avoid. My belief, and theirs, is that by holding space for these conversations we alleviate the shame, iso...

June 14, 2019

Pain. Hurt. Anger. Sadness.

We all feel them. These are all energies associated with grief, and in truth, with life. We cannot create or destroy energy. When these energies present or manifest the best thing we can do is process them, channel them or shift the form in w...

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