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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...

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...

April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday.

I can literally feel Leyden's face against mine. I can see her kicking her feet and hear the nurses squealing with delight for her Easter dress that was a "splurge" purchase. She wasn't really old enough for candy but you bet that I filled her Easter bask...

October 28, 2018

Overcoming adversity? Crying is a must. Explore why crying is needed to release and strengthen so we can grow.

July 29, 2018

Last week someone shared how pained she was when a friend said "So, when are you going to get over it?"

I wish I felt disbelief, but in truth, I knew the phrase all to well and could relate to feeling grief shamed. Having lost my daughter in a case termed a "catastrophe...

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