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☔️I hadn’t planned to go out today. But I let guilt be my motivator. I’m glad I did. I had a therapeutic run/walk. I sang.🎤 I enjoyed the views.🌄 I enjoyed the pain.😖 •I’ve been emotionally eating the last few days. It’s what I do to cope. I binge. And then I begin feeling bad about myself as a person. It’s a vicious cycle I battle with often. • Refocus ..... 🍪I know my source of comfort shouldn’t come from food (those dang Oreo’s🙄) .... it should come from my eternal hope - Jesus. ✝️ •So even though I took my eyes off the one who will heal and help me through the next couple days ...... it took those oreo’s and this heck of an run/walk to help me look to the one who can sustain me, who can heal me and who will comfort me. 💕 Thank You Father God for being so thoughtful, loving, forgiving and faithful to me even when I don’t always choose you. 😞🙏🏻 #ironty #griefjourney #griefrecovery #run #ketoathlete #jesus #refocus #tryingtofindmysmile #grief

2019-02-17 04:12   15 0

 

☔️I hadn’t planned to go out today. But I let guilt be my motivator. I’m glad I did. I had a therapeutic run/walk. I sang.🎤 I enjoyed the views.🌄 I enjoyed the pain.😖 •I’ve been emotionally eating the last few days. It’s what I do to cope. I binge. And then I begin feeling bad about myself as a person. It’s a vicious cycle I battle with often. • Refocus ..... 🍪I know my source of comfort shouldn’t come from food (those dang Oreo’s🙄) .... it should come from my eternal hope - Jesus. ✝️ •So even though I took my eyes off the one who will heal and help me through the next couple days ...... it took those oreo’s and this heck of an run/walk to help me look to the one who can sustain me, who can heal me and who will comfort me. 💕 Thank You Father God for being so thoughtful, loving, forgiving and faithful to me even when I don’t always choose you. 😞🙏🏻 #ironty #griefjourney #griefrecovery #run #ketoathlete #jesus #refocus #tryingtofindmysmile #grief

Can't you just smell the popcorn? Popcorn and movies go together for me. I have found that when I need a lift, I can watch a movie and just get lost in it. I like movies that make me think. I recently watched BlacKKKlansman and the documentary Heal, both fascinating. What movie would you recommend? #findingjoy #love #joy #happiness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
 #grief #grieving #loss #griefrecovery #griefjourney #healing #griefsupport #griefcommunity #griefandloss #refugeingrief #grief transformation #lifeafterloss

2019-02-17 02:30   14 0

 

Can't you just smell the popcorn Popcorn and movies go together for me. I have found that when I need a lift, I can watch a movie and just get lost in it. I like movies that make me think. I recently watched BlacKKKlansman and the documentary Heal, both fascinating. What movie would you recommend #findingjoy #love #joy #happiness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #grief #grieving #loss #griefrecovery #griefjourney #healing #griefsupport #griefcommunity #griefandloss #refugeingrief #grief transformation #lifeafterloss

Well, as you can see from some of these pictures, mom wasn’t allowed to take pictures very often 🤣 We were always cut off to the side.
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Family, faith, work ethic, integrity were all important to my dad.
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He left a huge legacy behind that is as overwhelming as his coat is on me in that last picture. And that’s how I feel some days if I let my thinking get it all too big.
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There’s so much more that I can say about my dad. He is the one who encouraged me in recent years to pursue my dreams. We finally came to a peace in our relationship that I am ever grateful that we had before he died. Even when we clashed, I know it was coming from his heart - I never had to question his agenda. He always wanted what was best for me. I just wasn’t always smart enough to listen. I love you dad.
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Thank you for hearing my story about my dad this week. I am honored you shared this space with me.
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MelAnn
@life.souvenirs

2019-02-17 01:20   24 1

 

Well, as you can see from some of these pictures, mom wasn’t allowed to take pictures very often 🤣 We were always cut off to the side. . Family, faith, work ethic, integrity were all important to my dad. . He left a huge legacy behind that is as overwhelming as his coat is on me in that last picture. And that’s how I feel some days if I let my thinking get it all too big. . There’s so much more that I can say about my dad. He is the one who encouraged me in recent years to pursue my dreams. We finally came to a peace in our relationship that I am ever grateful that we had before he died. Even when we clashed, I know it was coming from his heart - I never had to question his agenda. He always wanted what was best for me. I just wasn’t always smart enough to listen. I love you dad. . Thank you for hearing my story about my dad this week. I am honored you shared this space with me. . MelAnn @life.souvenirs

“There aren’t any real shortcuts in grief” - Garry, partner loss 30 years ago 🌿

2019-02-16 23:50   54 9

 

“There aren’t any real shortcuts in grief” - Garry, partner loss 30 years ago 🌿

It has been my own personal experience that most people prefer being dragged over letting go. This also applies to grief. When I fought my grief it started to define me. But when I let go and allowed it to happen, my heart began to heal. It will never be the same but I finally came to terms with that being okay.⠀
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2019-02-16 22:22   58 3

 

It has been my own personal experience that most people prefer being dragged over letting go. This also applies to grief. When I fought my grief it started to define me. But when I let go and allowed it to happen, my heart began to heal. It will never be the same but I finally came to terms with that being okay.⠀ -⠀ -⠀ -⠀ #griefreiki #griefquotes #grief #loss #griefjourney #sorrow #sad #griefsupport #brokenheart #heartbreak #broken #griefrecovery #missingyou #healingafterloss #loveyouforever #memories #remember #neverforget #griefandloss #mourning #bereaved #grieving

The following is an excerpt from my daughter’s @brehallbooks journal of her thoughts and experiences as my safety boater/guide as I swam to become the first to swim the entire length of the River Shannon-
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Day 20-
Gently, the boat teetered from side to side, each kiss of wind and wave toying with the dropped anchor. Coleman’s, sleek, bald head bent over navigation tools, plotting our route through Lough Derg, while dad and I sip tea on the back deck listening to Annmarie share her view of the world with us.
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“The kids these days are getting into gardening and yoga,” she said.
I took a long sip of my tea as she paused to find the words. “It’s like we’re all trying to find our way back,” I said, almost silently, nodding as I finished off my drink. 
Without help, I slid back into my kayak off the swim deck of the boat. The waves of the lake pushed and pulled at me as I tried to situate myself. 
Untying the golden rope, I pushed out into the water. 
Dad following soon after, diving into the lake like an anvil, all the black water parting just barely for him to slip through. 
I begin to paddle and dad took up a semi-steady stroke behind me,
the best he could, in such choppy water. •
“We’re all trying to find our way back.”
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Her words kept echoing in my mind as I moved us closer to a small strip of land called Goats Road. •
“We’re all trying to find our way back.”
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Was the Shannon our way back? 
Would this black water heal us somehow in the end? Would it cleanse us of some flaw or help us see a simpler way through life?
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I forced myself backwards...
Not just to the first day of swimming or even to the swim’s conception, but beyond, because in that moment I knew there was merit in Annamarie’s thought. •
Yes, perhaps, we were all trying to find our way back. But our way back from what? •
And more importantly, our way too what? (July 2,2017)
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 #WayBack #TheWayBack #GriefJourney #CancerSurvivors #CancerWarrior #CancerFighter #GriefRecovery #CancerRecovery #GriefAndLoss #LiveLifeOutside #WildSwimming

2019-02-16 20:31   155 4

 

The following is an excerpt from my daughter’s @brehallbooks journal of her thoughts and experiences as my safety boater/guide as I swam to become the first to swim the entire length of the River Shannon- • Day 20- Gently, the boat teetered from side to side, each kiss of wind and wave toying with the dropped anchor. Coleman’s, sleek, bald head bent over navigation tools, plotting our route through Lough Derg, while dad and I sip tea on the back deck listening to Annmarie share her view of the world with us. • “The kids these days are getting into gardening and yoga,” she said. I took a long sip of my tea as she paused to find the words. “It’s like we’re all trying to find our way back,” I said, almost silently, nodding as I finished off my drink. Without help, I slid back into my kayak off the swim deck of the boat. The waves of the lake pushed and pulled at me as I tried to situate myself. Untying the golden rope, I pushed out into the water. Dad following soon after, diving into the lake like an anvil, all the black water parting just barely for him to slip through. I begin to paddle and dad took up a semi-steady stroke behind me, the best he could, in such choppy water. • “We’re all trying to find our way back.” • Her words kept echoing in my mind as I moved us closer to a small strip of land called Goats Road. • “We’re all trying to find our way back.” • Was the Shannon our way back Would this black water heal us somehow in the end Would it cleanse us of some flaw or help us see a simpler way through life • I forced myself backwards... Not just to the first day of swimming or even to the swim’s conception, but beyond, because in that moment I knew there was merit in Annamarie’s thought. • Yes, perhaps, we were all trying to find our way back. But our way back from what • And more importantly, our way too what (July 2,2017) • #WayBack #TheWayBack #GriefJourney #CancerSurvivors #CancerWarrior #CancerFighter #GriefRecovery #CancerRecovery #GriefAndLoss #LiveLifeOutside #WildSwimming

A year ago today, I sat down and even with a brain wracked by shock and confusion, somehow managed to produce two of the most important pieces of writing I’d ever written. The first, oddly enough, was a Facebook post to tell the world my father had died the night before. The second, was his obituary.
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 #grief #griefjourney #griefsucks #griefrecovery #daddysgirlforever #imisshim #missingdaddy

2019-02-16 20:20   24 1

 

A year ago today, I sat down and even with a brain wracked by shock and confusion, somehow managed to produce two of the most important pieces of writing I’d ever written. The first, oddly enough, was a Facebook post to tell the world my father had died the night before. The second, was his obituary. . . . . . #grief #griefjourney #griefsucks #griefrecovery #daddysgirlforever #imisshim #missingdaddy

✨PARTICIPANTS NEEDED! ONLINE STUDY FOR FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE ✨
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I’ve partnered with Dawn from @griefhereford in this study and we are so excited to bring emotional, physical and totally natural healing to you under two profound programmes over the course of two months. We’re looking for a handful of people to complete this exclusive study starting in March who are actively experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue, body pain, brain fog, hair loss, heavy sweating and other related autoimmune conditions.
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Included in this study is:
• 7 x Online sessions with the Grief Recovery Programme
• Initial Online 1:1 Wellness Consultation
• Bespoke Holistic Home Healing Kit • doTERRA essential oils membership
• Weekly Online Reviews • Access to the participant Continued Support Group (Facebook/WhatsApp)
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The Grief Recovery Programme is an educational wellbeing course where you explore your emotional and physical losses. There is significant research and evidence to support that releasing the buried traumas and emotions associated with these life events can bring about significant healing.
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The Holistic Healing Programme with @alicelapeta_holistichealing will provide you with a deeper understanding of your symptoms and body changes from ancient healing practices including Ayurveda and essential oils. After your initial consultation you will be equipped with your personalised kit of holistic tools such as essential oils and nutrition guide to bring your body back into balance and provide you with the nourishment and support you need to heal.
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If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms and interested in natural health and holistic healing then please get in touch!
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 #holisticstudy #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicfatiguesyndrome #cfs #fatigue #brainfog #holistichealing #plantmedicine #naturalmedicine #emotionalhealing #study #griefrecovery #loss #healthandwellbeing #fibromyalgiasupport #chronicpain #onlinestudy #naturalhealth #fibrolife #stress #backpain #essentialoils

2019-02-16 19:59   25 1

 

✨PARTICIPANTS NEEDED! ONLINE STUDY FOR FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE ✨ . I’ve partnered with Dawn from @griefhereford in this study and we are so excited to bring emotional, physical and totally natural healing to you under two profound programmes over the course of two months. We’re looking for a handful of people to complete this exclusive study starting in March who are actively experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue, body pain, brain fog, hair loss, heavy sweating and other related autoimmune conditions. . Included in this study is: • 7 x Online sessions with the Grief Recovery Programme • Initial Online 1:1 Wellness Consultation • Bespoke Holistic Home Healing Kit • doTERRA essential oils membership • Weekly Online Reviews • Access to the participant Continued Support Group (Facebook/WhatsApp) . The Grief Recovery Programme is an educational wellbeing course where you explore your emotional and physical losses. There is significant research and evidence to support that releasing the buried traumas and emotions associated with these life events can bring about significant healing. . The Holistic Healing Programme with @alicelapeta_holistichealing will provide you with a deeper understanding of your symptoms and body changes from ancient healing practices including Ayurveda and essential oils. After your initial consultation you will be equipped with your personalised kit of holistic tools such as essential oils and nutrition guide to bring your body back into balance and provide you with the nourishment and support you need to heal. . If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms and interested in natural health and holistic healing then please get in touch! . . . . . #holisticstudy #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicfatiguesyndrome #cfs #fatigue #brainfog #holistichealing #plantmedicine #naturalmedicine #emotionalhealing #study #griefrecovery #loss #healthandwellbeing #fibromyalgiasupport #chronicpain #onlinestudy #naturalhealth #fibrolife #stress #backpain #essentialoils

✨PARTICIPANTS NEEDED! ONLINE STUDY FOR FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE ✨
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I’ve partnered with Dawn from @griefhereford in this study and we are so excited to bring emotional, physical and totally natural healing to you under two profound programmes over the course of two months. We’re looking for a handful of people to complete this exclusive study starting in March who are actively experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue, body pain, brain fog, hair loss, heavy sweating and other related autoimmune conditions.
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Included in this study is:
• 7 x Online sessions with the Grief Recovery Programme
• Initial Online 1:1 Wellness Consultation
• Bespoke Holistic Home Healing Kit • doTERRA essential oils membership
• Weekly Online Reviews • Access to the participant Continued Support Group (Facebook/WhatsApp)
.
The Grief Recovery Programme is an educational wellbeing course where you explore your emotional and physical losses. There is significant research and evidence to support that releasing the buried traumas and emotions associated with these life events can bring about significant healing.
.
The Holistic Healing Programme with @alicelapeta_holistichealing will provide you with a deeper understanding of your symptoms and body changes from ancient healing practices including Ayurveda and essential oils. After your initial consultation you will be equipped with your personalised kit of holistic tools such as essential oils and nutrition guide to bring your body back into balance and provide you with the nourishment and support you need to heal.
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If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms and interested in natural health and holistic healing then please get in touch!
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 #holisticstudy #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicfatiguesyndrome #cfs #fatigue #brainfog #holistichealing #plantmedicine #naturalmedicine #emotionalhealing #study #griefrecovery #loss #healthandwellbeing #fibromyalgiasupport #chronicpain #onlinestudy #naturalhealth #fibrolife #stress #backpain #essentialoils

2019-02-16 19:59   37 5

 

✨PARTICIPANTS NEEDED! ONLINE STUDY FOR FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE ✨ . I’ve partnered with Dawn from @griefhereford in this study and we are so excited to bring emotional, physical and totally natural healing to you under two profound programmes over the course of two months. We’re looking for a handful of people to complete this exclusive study starting in March who are actively experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue, body pain, brain fog, hair loss, heavy sweating and other related autoimmune conditions. . Included in this study is: • 7 x Online sessions with the Grief Recovery Programme • Initial Online 1:1 Wellness Consultation • Bespoke Holistic Home Healing Kit • doTERRA essential oils membership • Weekly Online Reviews • Access to the participant Continued Support Group (Facebook/WhatsApp) . The Grief Recovery Programme is an educational wellbeing course where you explore your emotional and physical losses. There is significant research and evidence to support that releasing the buried traumas and emotions associated with these life events can bring about significant healing. . The Holistic Healing Programme with @alicelapeta_holistichealing will provide you with a deeper understanding of your symptoms and body changes from ancient healing practices including Ayurveda and essential oils. After your initial consultation you will be equipped with your personalised kit of holistic tools such as essential oils and nutrition guide to bring your body back into balance and provide you with the nourishment and support you need to heal. . If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms and interested in natural health and holistic healing then please get in touch! . . . . . #holisticstudy #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicfatiguesyndrome #cfs #fatigue #brainfog #holistichealing #plantmedicine #naturalmedicine #emotionalhealing #study #griefrecovery #loss #healthandwellbeing #fibromyalgiasupport #chronicpain #onlinestudy #naturalhealth #fibrolife #stress #backpain #essentialoils

✨PARTICIPANTS NEEDED! ONLINE STUDY FOR FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE ✨
.
I’ve partnered with Dawn from @griefhereford in this study and we are so excited to bring emotional, physical and totally natural healing to you under two profound programmes over the course of two months. We’re looking for a handful of people to complete this exclusive study starting in March who are actively experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue, body pain, brain fog, hair loss, heavy sweating and other related autoimmune conditions.
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Included in this study is:
• 7 x Online sessions with the Grief Recovery Programme
• Initial Online 1:1 Wellness Consultation
• Bespoke Holistic Home Healing Kit • doTERRA essential oils membership
• Weekly Online Reviews • Access to the participant Continued Support Group (Facebook/WhatsApp)
.
The Grief Recovery Programme is an educational wellbeing course where you explore your emotional and physical losses. There is significant research and evidence to support that releasing the buried traumas and emotions associated with these life events can bring about significant healing.
.
The Holistic Healing Programme with @alicelapeta_holistichealing will provide you with a deeper understanding of your symptoms and body changes from ancient healing practices including Ayurveda and essential oils. After your initial consultation you will be equipped with your personalised kit of holistic tools such as essential oils and nutrition guide to bring your body back into balance and provide you with the nourishment and support you need to heal.
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If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms and interested in natural health and holistic healing then please get in touch!
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 #holisticstudy #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicfatiguesyndrome #cfs #fatigue #brainfog #holistichealing #plantmedicine #naturalmedicine #emotionalhealing #study #griefrecovery #loss #healthandwellbeing #fibromyalgiasupport #chronicpain #onlinestudy #naturalhealth #fibrolife #stress #backpain #essentialoils

2019-02-16 19:59   28 1

 

✨PARTICIPANTS NEEDED! ONLINE STUDY FOR FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE ✨ . I’ve partnered with Dawn from @griefhereford in this study and we are so excited to bring emotional, physical and totally natural healing to you under two profound programmes over the course of two months. We’re looking for a handful of people to complete this exclusive study starting in March who are actively experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue, body pain, brain fog, hair loss, heavy sweating and other related autoimmune conditions. . Included in this study is: • 7 x Online sessions with the Grief Recovery Programme • Initial Online 1:1 Wellness Consultation • Bespoke Holistic Home Healing Kit • doTERRA essential oils membership • Weekly Online Reviews • Access to the participant Continued Support Group (Facebook/WhatsApp) . The Grief Recovery Programme is an educational wellbeing course where you explore your emotional and physical losses. There is significant research and evidence to support that releasing the buried traumas and emotions associated with these life events can bring about significant healing. . The Holistic Healing Programme with @alicelapeta_holistichealing will provide you with a deeper understanding of your symptoms and body changes from ancient healing practices including Ayurveda and essential oils. After your initial consultation you will be equipped with your personalised kit of holistic tools such as essential oils and nutrition guide to bring your body back into balance and provide you with the nourishment and support you need to heal. . If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms and interested in natural health and holistic healing then please get in touch! . . . . . #holisticstudy #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicfatiguesyndrome #cfs #fatigue #brainfog #holistichealing #plantmedicine #naturalmedicine #emotionalhealing #study #griefrecovery #loss #healthandwellbeing #fibromyalgiasupport #chronicpain #onlinestudy #naturalhealth #fibrolife #stress #backpain #essentialoils

Good to be in the gym today. Losing both our dogs less than 4 months apart has been hard. I needed to get out of my head, get my heart rate up and get those endorphins flowing. What do you do to get out of a funk?
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 #gym #workout #gettingitdone #oolafitness #fit #healthy #disciplined #strong #apexpersonaltraining #nitro #ningxianitro #aminowise #grief #griefrecovery #pets #grievingpets #dogs #dogsofinstagram #schnoodle #schnoodlesofinstagram #dogsarefamily #missingmybestfriends

2019-02-16 19:18   9 0

 

Good to be in the gym today. Losing both our dogs less than 4 months apart has been hard. I needed to get out of my head, get my heart rate up and get those endorphins flowing. What do you do to get out of a funk . . . . . #gym #workout #gettingitdone #oolafitness #fit #healthy #disciplined #strong #apexpersonaltraining #nitro #ningxianitro #aminowise #grief #griefrecovery #pets #grievingpets #dogs #dogsofinstagram #schnoodle #schnoodlesofinstagram #dogsarefamily #missingmybestfriends

I need His grace everyday and fall at His feet for His unending gift graciously poured out!

2019-02-16 18:56   13 2

 

I need His grace everyday and fall at His feet for His unending gift graciously poured out!

The first picture here is a memorial altar I have - I’m about to move it and set it up in a better place because my cat has discovered it and keeps messing it up. It’s for my dad, brother and my grandfather.
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The second photo is a quilt made from dad’s shirts and jeans by a friend of my mother’s. The pen was handmade with a cross & dad’s initials and given to us by The Hali Project - a ministry that won my dad’s heart. And his pocket knife he carried engraved with his name.
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My family didn’t talk about death growing up. Someone died and life went on. It left it unknown and scary. So, in my house we talk about it. We talk about Pop & Uncle Chris and death. We watch Coco. We celebrate with food, music, laughter, tears, and stories. Because I want to change the death narrative for my kids.
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I will post more pictures today as the day goes on with a few more stories to tell. But I just wanted to say now that I am grateful for this space. It is an honor to carry the stories of others; and as I am finding out, for my own stories to be carried by you.

2019-02-16 18:53   28 9

 

The first picture here is a memorial altar I have - I’m about to move it and set it up in a better place because my cat has discovered it and keeps messing it up. It’s for my dad, brother and my grandfather. . The second photo is a quilt made from dad’s shirts and jeans by a friend of my mother’s. The pen was handmade with a cross & dad’s initials and given to us by The Hali Project - a ministry that won my dad’s heart. And his pocket knife he carried engraved with his name. . My family didn’t talk about death growing up. Someone died and life went on. It left it unknown and scary. So, in my house we talk about it. We talk about Pop & Uncle Chris and death. We watch Coco. We celebrate with food, music, laughter, tears, and stories. Because I want to change the death narrative for my kids. . I will post more pictures today as the day goes on with a few more stories to tell. But I just wanted to say now that I am grateful for this space. It is an honor to carry the stories of others; and as I am finding out, for my own stories to be carried by you.

She flew across the turbulent gust.
Her eyes fixed, her wings strong
She flies and flies and flies along.
To reach high, to open her wings to the breathing sun rise.
Debatrayee Banerjee
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Today’s grief metaphor. I can’t remember exactly where I was in Belfast when I took this photo, but loved the imagery of the bird refusing to allow the razor wire to stop her from flying.

 #wanderingwidow #widowsofinstagram #widows #widowhood #grief #griefrecovery #griefjourney #bereavement #loss #lifeafterloss #brokenopen #recklesstruthteller #coping #survivor #mentalhealth #trauma #letstalkaboutgrief #keepingitreal #belfast #latergram #debatrayeebanerjee

2019-02-16 18:49   23 0

 

She flew across the turbulent gust. Her eyes fixed, her wings strong She flies and flies and flies along. To reach high, to open her wings to the breathing sun rise. Debatrayee Banerjee ____________________________________________ Today’s grief metaphor. I can’t remember exactly where I was in Belfast when I took this photo, but loved the imagery of the bird refusing to allow the razor wire to stop her from flying. #wanderingwidow #widowsofinstagram #widows #widowhood #grief #griefrecovery #griefjourney #bereavement #loss #lifeafterloss #brokenopen #recklesstruthteller #coping #survivor #mentalhealth #trauma #letstalkaboutgrief #keepingitreal #belfast #latergram #debatrayeebanerjee

I've been teary lately I think having to do with death anniversaries and Valentines Day coming up.I find myself tryin to hold the tears back, to be strong, but when allow myself to release them, I find that after they run their course I can take a deep breath, smile, and recall sweet memories. How do you handle your tears? #findingjoy #love #joy #happiness #grief #grieving #loss #griefrecovery #griefjourney #healing #griefsupport #griefcommunity #griefandloss #refugeingrief #griefsucks #lifeafterloss #deathcafe

2019-02-16 18:38   17 1

 

I've been teary lately I think having to do with death anniversaries and Valentines Day coming up.I find myself tryin to hold the tears back, to be strong, but when allow myself to release them, I find that after they run their course I can take a deep breath, smile, and recall sweet memories. How do you handle your tears #findingjoy #love #joy #happiness #grief #grieving #loss #griefrecovery #griefjourney #healing #griefsupport #griefcommunity #griefandloss #refugeingrief #griefsucks #lifeafterloss #deathcafe

I have done a lot of grief work and when the initial hurricane of grief softened to a storm I could weather, I started experimenting with ways to self sooth. Art was on the top of the list, number one way for me in terms of being able to relax and stop struggling. Sleep, rest, naps, quiet time, alone time were a close second. Walking, exercising, dancing, physical movement was also a breakthrough for me giving me energy, and a way to release pent up yucky energy. A way to tire my overactive mind. I still use these methods of soothing. They have become a way of life. 
How do you self sooth? How do you for yourself? What brings you relief?

It’s also understood that early grief has no relief. The initial shock and power of early grief makes everything terribly hard. By early I mean that first year or longer, each individual experience being different. 
Keep trying things though. At some point something will help. 
 #griefwork #griefrecovery #selfsoothing #bereavement #griefjourney #healinggrief #selfhelp #selfcare #mindfulness #timehealsallwounds #griefawareness #life #death #honoryourself #heal #relief #growth #spiritual #compassion #heartfelt #forgiveness #strength #self #care #therapy #positivity #lifeanddeath #thefineartofgrieving

2019-02-16 17:34   58 23

 

I have done a lot of grief work and when the initial hurricane of grief softened to a storm I could weather, I started experimenting with ways to self sooth. Art was on the top of the list, number one way for me in terms of being able to relax and stop struggling. Sleep, rest, naps, quiet time, alone time were a close second. Walking, exercising, dancing, physical movement was also a breakthrough for me giving me energy, and a way to release pent up yucky energy. A way to tire my overactive mind. I still use these methods of soothing. They have become a way of life. How do you self sooth How do you for yourself What brings you relief It’s also understood that early grief has no relief. The initial shock and power of early grief makes everything terribly hard. By early I mean that first year or longer, each individual experience being different. Keep trying things though. At some point something will help. #griefwork #griefrecovery #selfsoothing #bereavement #griefjourney #healinggrief #selfhelp #selfcare #mindfulness #timehealsallwounds #griefawareness #life #death #honoryourself #heal #relief #growth #spiritual #compassion #heartfelt #forgiveness #strength #self #care #therapy #positivity #lifeanddeath #thefineartofgrieving

This one thing I find difficult normally but I also find I have to rise above myself and proclivities bacuse what matters at that time, is the grieving friend. Personally, after a loss, I'd just rather shut myself up somewhere to grieve in peace instead of constantly hearing the overflogged 'how are you doing?' because let's be real here, at that point, you feel like crap. Genuinely. Is this how you grieve? Do you have ways of consoling a grieving friend? What ways would you rather be consoled while grieving? Do you have stories that can help others? Let's Talk.
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 #anonymousshrink #griefsupport #grieftribe #griefreiki #griefisthethingwithfeathers #griefergames #griefcounseling #grieftips #goodgrief #griefwork #griefjourney #captureyourgrief #griefshare #griefrecovery #griefrevolution #grief #griefawareness #griefhurts #grieftherapy #griefisreal #griefcoach #grieftogratitude #prilaga #griefrecoverymethod #griefandloss #mamagrief #captureyourgrief2018 #griefquotes #griefsucks #griefislove

2019-02-16 14:31   14 2

 

This one thing I find difficult normally but I also find I have to rise above myself and proclivities bacuse what matters at that time, is the grieving friend. Personally, after a loss, I'd just rather shut myself up somewhere to grieve in peace instead of constantly hearing the overflogged 'how are you doing' because let's be real here, at that point, you feel like crap. Genuinely. Is this how you grieve Do you have ways of consoling a grieving friend What ways would you rather be consoled while grieving Do you have stories that can help others Let's Talk. .......................................................................................... #anonymousshrink #griefsupport #grieftribe #griefreiki #griefisthethingwithfeathers #griefergames #griefcounseling #grieftips #goodgrief #griefwork #griefjourney #captureyourgrief #griefshare #griefrecovery #griefrevolution #grief #griefawareness #griefhurts #grieftherapy #griefisreal #griefcoach #grieftogratitude #prilaga #griefrecoverymethod #griefandloss #mamagrief #captureyourgrief2018 #griefquotes #griefsucks #griefislove

Just so delighted with the outcome of combining my two passions in my life: my creative practice and my work with loss & wellbeing via the Grief Recovery Method programme. .
This photo sums up exactly the passion, and enthusiasm I have for both and the incredible belief I have in this life changing educational programme.
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We all suffer losses in our lives but most of them are never acknowledged as such.Society, in the main, only recognises death as a loss we grieve. We do, in-fact, grieve all losses.
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The house or school move that takes you away from friends, from the safe, the familiar, and the loved.
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The diagnosis of an autoimmune disease that changes your health forever.
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The bailiffs that come knocking on your door.
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The realisation that your relationship is over even-though you don’t want it to be.
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The news that your job is no longer there and you need to look elsewhere to try and make ends meet.
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The exhausting daily fight to try and be happy because that’s what everyone wants. That’s what everyone expects.
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For everyone who is struggling after suffering an emotional loss- please take a look at my website - it just might be the right way through for you.
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http://www.dawnford.co.uk/ . #artexhibition #thecourtyardhereford #griefrecovery #loss #support #wellbeing #bereavement #death #memories #divorce #relationships #breakups #jobloss #homeless #depression #mentalhealth

2019-02-16 14:15   30 5

 

Just so delighted with the outcome of combining my two passions in my life: my creative practice and my work with loss & wellbeing via the Grief Recovery Method programme. . This photo sums up exactly the passion, and enthusiasm I have for both and the incredible belief I have in this life changing educational programme. . We all suffer losses in our lives but most of them are never acknowledged as such.Society, in the main, only recognises death as a loss we grieve. We do, in-fact, grieve all losses. . The house or school move that takes you away from friends, from the safe, the familiar, and the loved. . The diagnosis of an autoimmune disease that changes your health forever. . The bailiffs that come knocking on your door. . The realisation that your relationship is over even-though you don’t want it to be. . The news that your job is no longer there and you need to look elsewhere to try and make ends meet. . The exhausting daily fight to try and be happy because that’s what everyone wants. That’s what everyone expects. . For everyone who is struggling after suffering an emotional loss- please take a look at my website - it just might be the right way through for you. . http://www.dawnford.co.uk/ . #artexhibition #thecourtyardhereford #griefrecovery #loss #support #wellbeing #bereavement #death #memories #divorce #relationships #breakups #jobloss #homeless #depression #mentalhealth

We grieve because we loved. To help mend a broken heart, help another broken heart. What action steps will you take to extend love to someone who is hurting?
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2019-02-16 13:26   56 3

 

We grieve because we loved. To help mend a broken heart, help another broken heart. What action steps will you take to extend love to someone who is hurting • #northstarinternationalcoaching #northstarlifecoaching #live #life #well #carpediem #lifecoach #griefcoach #griefrecovery #opportunity #goals #movingforward #siezetheday #determination #inspiration #faith • #professionals #millennials #college #highschool #parents #emptynesters #spiritual #christian #grief #griefrecovery #recovery #northstar 🌎🌟🌍

“I went to bed on Christmas Eve...crying my eyes out. I finally fell asleep around 2:00." At three in the morning, the doctors called to tell Tricia that Joey was bleeding internally, and things did not look good. "I got the kids up around 5:45 and did a quick Christmas morning with them. I left the house by six to go to the hospital, screaming at God the whole way. When I got to the hospital, it wasn't good. Once our families arrived, I had to make the worst, most terrifying decision of my entire life. I had to decide to take Joey off life support. At 8:01 AM, Joey was taken off life support; however, I believe he had already gone to be with his Lord and Savior.” As the life support systems stopped, Tricia collapsed on the floor... Read the rest of Tricia’s story at www.freshpaths.life. And follow us on IG at @freshpaths.

 #lossofaspouse #lossofahusband #lossofawife #lossofalovedone #grief #griefsupport #griefandloss #death #griefrecovery

2019-02-16 12:40   27 1

 

“I went to bed on Christmas Eve...crying my eyes out. I finally fell asleep around 2:00." At three in the morning, the doctors called to tell Tricia that Joey was bleeding internally, and things did not look good. "I got the kids up around 5:45 and did a quick Christmas morning with them. I left the house by six to go to the hospital, screaming at God the whole way. When I got to the hospital, it wasn't good. Once our families arrived, I had to make the worst, most terrifying decision of my entire life. I had to decide to take Joey off life support. At 8:01 AM, Joey was taken off life support; however, I believe he had already gone to be with his Lord and Savior.” As the life support systems stopped, Tricia collapsed on the floor... Read the rest of Tricia’s story at www.freshpaths.life. And follow us on IG at @freshpaths. #lossofaspouse #lossofahusband #lossofawife #lossofalovedone #grief #griefsupport #griefandloss #death #griefrecovery

It seems my grief and trauma will be my constant companion. A new, lumpy best friend. Sometimes a stalker. This thing I will learn to live with, sometimes shove out of the way, curl up with at night, glance at over my shoulder. I’m happy, coping... feeling my way, setting my boundaries, finding my way back to favorite things and growing into new. But I want to have more intention, that will be my hope for 2019.
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 #griefjourney #griefisajourney #griefrecovery #traumarecovery #traumahealing

2019-02-16 12:17   33 10

 

It seems my grief and trauma will be my constant companion. A new, lumpy best friend. Sometimes a stalker. This thing I will learn to live with, sometimes shove out of the way, curl up with at night, glance at over my shoulder. I’m happy, coping... feeling my way, setting my boundaries, finding my way back to favorite things and growing into new. But I want to have more intention, that will be my hope for 2019. . #griefjourney #griefisajourney #griefrecovery #traumarecovery #traumahealing

My friends Whitney and Tim, who are both widowed are getting married today. ❤️
I am honored to be MC and speaking today on behalf of these two incredible people whom have demonstrated great courage in opening themselves up to love again. 
They have been blessed enough to find each other after such unbelievable loss, and they inspire me, they give me courage to open my heart again, they give me faith that love can be something we experience again after great loss. 
Their courage is the knowing that love can be taken in an instant, knowing that life is completely uncertain, knowing that blending families can be messy, and yet also knowing that love IS the most important thing on this earth. 
That it is a gift , it is the one thing in this world that makes all of our struggles and pain worthwhile.
And as Chris Stapleton’s song “millionaire” says “Love is more precious than gold, it can’t be bought and it can be sold, I’ve got love, enough to spare, and that makes me a millionaire”
Congratulations Whitney & Tim. ❌⭕️ #worthywidow #lovefearlesslylivefully #selfworthbuildsresilience

2019-02-16 11:56   91 3

 

My friends Whitney and Tim, who are both widowed are getting married today. ❤️ I am honored to be MC and speaking today on behalf of these two incredible people whom have demonstrated great courage in opening themselves up to love again. They have been blessed enough to find each other after such unbelievable loss, and they inspire me, they give me courage to open my heart again, they give me faith that love can be something we experience again after great loss. Their courage is the knowing that love can be taken in an instant, knowing that life is completely uncertain, knowing that blending families can be messy, and yet also knowing that love IS the most important thing on this earth. That it is a gift , it is the one thing in this world that makes all of our struggles and pain worthwhile. And as Chris Stapleton’s song “millionaire” says “Love is more precious than gold, it can’t be bought and it can be sold, I’ve got love, enough to spare, and that makes me a millionaire” Congratulations Whitney & Tim. ❌⭕️ #worthywidow #lovefearlesslylivefully #selfworthbuildsresilience

wise words from an unexpected source | yesterday I held two workshops for courageous groups of students at the @laestratford about teenage and young adult bereavement. I was blown away by the insight and emotional intelligence these children possessed at such a young age. So many of them were eager to share stories of #loss that they experienced and one even shared a story about her late mother whilst in tears. It was remarkable. These children were more in touch with their emotion and pain than people twice or three times their age
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one of the key messages I wanted to convey was a challenge to the stereotypical British response to death and grief. I emphasised how strength should not be about stoicism and suppressing one's emotions but having the courage and conviction to openly release emotion. Crying should never be seen as a weakness. Crying is therapeutic in its release of pain, it bonds people together and encourages others to also do the sale and let go of their pain
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The children of today have shown me that they aren't afraid to be true to themselves and I hope in time this perspective will ring true for everyone 🙏🏽 #YNN #youngadultgrief #millenialgrief #teenagegrief

2019-02-16 11:36   32 2

 

wise words from an unexpected source | yesterday I held two workshops for courageous groups of students at the @laestratford about teenage and young adult bereavement. I was blown away by the insight and emotional intelligence these children possessed at such a young age. So many of them were eager to share stories of #loss that they experienced and one even shared a story about her late mother whilst in tears. It was remarkable. These children were more in touch with their emotion and pain than people twice or three times their age .. .. .. one of the key messages I wanted to convey was a challenge to the stereotypical British response to death and grief. I emphasised how strength should not be about stoicism and suppressing one's emotions but having the courage and conviction to openly release emotion. Crying should never be seen as a weakness. Crying is therapeutic in its release of pain, it bonds people together and encourages others to also do the sale and let go of their pain .. .. .. The children of today have shown me that they aren't afraid to be true to themselves and I hope in time this perspective will ring true for everyone 🙏🏽 #YNN #youngadultgrief #millenialgrief #teenagegrief

Had such a BEAUTIFUL night with @potslasvegas bringing #griefrecovery to their Heal Valentine’s event for #singlesawarenessday! The conversation was full of love and connection, and the food was SO DANG GOOD!!! Cannot wait to spend more time connecting with the Las Vegas community over the AMAZING Egyptian cuisine at POTs! 😇❤️ #buildingcommunity #griefrecovery #selfimprovement #emotionalintelligence #comingtogether #egyptiancuisine #healinglasvegas #hearttoheart #workingtogether #lifeafterloss #lifeafterdivorce #heartbreak

2019-02-16 07:20   17 0

 

Had such a BEAUTIFUL night with @potslasvegas bringing #griefrecovery to their Heal Valentine’s event for #singlesawarenessday! The conversation was full of love and connection, and the food was SO DANG GOOD!!! Cannot wait to spend more time connecting with the Las Vegas community over the AMAZING Egyptian cuisine at POTs! 😇❤️ #buildingcommunity #griefrecovery #selfimprovement #emotionalintelligence #comingtogether #egyptiancuisine #healinglasvegas #hearttoheart #workingtogether #lifeafterloss #lifeafterdivorce #heartbreak

We have lilkoi, bananas, papaya, avocados, and herbs growing wild in your garden, so we have invited people to come help themselves every Friday and bring what they have to share. What can you do to serve your friends and neighbors? #findingjoy #love #joy #happiness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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 #griefrecovery #griefjourney #healing #griefsupport #griefcommunity #griefandloss #refugeingrief #grief transformation #lifeafterloss

2019-02-16 02:15   19 0

 

We have lilkoi, bananas, papaya, avocados, and herbs growing wild in your garden, so we have invited people to come help themselves every Friday and bring what they have to share. What can you do to serve your friends and neighbors #findingjoy #love #joy #happiness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #grief #grieving #loss⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #griefrecovery #griefjourney #healing #griefsupport #griefcommunity #griefandloss #refugeingrief #grief transformation #lifeafterloss

I still hear your laugh every single day. It’s probably the thing I miss most about you.
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In the quiet moments sometimes, I’ll hear it in the back of my mind. Sometimes it’s when I’m thinking of you - sometimes it’s out of the blue. My only hope is that it’s because you’re really laughing up there, and I am hearing it down here in my soul. ✨
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 #sistergrief #thegoodgrief #walkingthroughgrief #survivinggrief #siblingloss #sisterloss #sisterinheaven #missmysister #livingthroughgrief #griefsucks #griefjourney #griefrecovery #findthejoy #littlemoments #mysisterisanangel #missyou #griefisthethingwithfeathers

2019-02-16 02:13   107 11

 

I still hear your laugh every single day. It’s probably the thing I miss most about you. ⠀⠀ In the quiet moments sometimes, I’ll hear it in the back of my mind. Sometimes it’s when I’m thinking of you - sometimes it’s out of the blue. My only hope is that it’s because you’re really laughing up there, and I am hearing it down here in my soul. ✨ . . . . . . . #sistergrief #thegoodgrief #walkingthroughgrief #survivinggrief #siblingloss #sisterloss #sisterinheaven #missmysister #livingthroughgrief #griefsucks #griefjourney #griefrecovery #findthejoy #littlemoments #mysisterisanangel #missyou #griefisthethingwithfeathers

Rainbows have a whole new meaning in this heart breaking “club” we’re in. A representation of promise, hope, and love after a tragedy and loss. Grief isn’t all darkness and this isn’t the end to our story. 
Watercolour piece with origami pink flowers. One flower folded from a page in a children’s book to represent all the stories we wish we could read and tell them. 12”x16”. Personalize your loved one’s name and dates. 
 #miscarriagematters #pregnancyandinfantloss #stillbornstillloved #infantloss #childloss #grievingmother #grievingfather #griefgifts #bereavement #bereavementgift #memorialart #rainbowbaby #griefrecovery #lossofachild #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity

2019-02-16 01:28   28 2

 

Rainbows have a whole new meaning in this heart breaking “club” we’re in. A representation of promise, hope, and love after a tragedy and loss. Grief isn’t all darkness and this isn’t the end to our story. Watercolour piece with origami pink flowers. One flower folded from a page in a children’s book to represent all the stories we wish we could read and tell them. 12”x16”. Personalize your loved one’s name and dates. #miscarriagematters #pregnancyandinfantloss #stillbornstillloved #infantloss #childloss #grievingmother #grievingfather #griefgifts #bereavement #bereavementgift #memorialart #rainbowbaby #griefrecovery #lossofachild #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity

One of the greatest lessons my dad taught me:
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It was a Friday night. We were at our local KBOB’s. I was upset because some of my friends were excluding me. It was the normal junior high crap and when you are in a circle of 5 that pairs off on Friday nights for sleep overs... well, there’s always one left out. That week was me.
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My dad was very stern and blunt. Emotion & all the feels - was NOT my dad. So, in his unfeeling but heartfelt desire to “help” he told me, “Mel, you will put your self in the grave spending your life trying to make everyone happy. The sooner you learn that, the better off you will be.” Then he grabbed the check and he, my mom, and my brother got up and left. I sat there... sobbing! He didn’t care about my hurt feelings or my friends not being good friends. Now, I felt like all eyes in the place where we all knew each other were on me. The waitress was horrified. She tried to console me & then said, “honey, ya better get -I think they are gonna leave you.” So, I left. Only to have to come back to the table because I left my purse.. . Still sobbing.
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My dad and I have story after story where his ESTJ and my INFP personalities just couldn’t get in the same book, much less on the same page! But eventually we found our way. I have more stories I will share. I just had a late start today.
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2019-02-16 00:55   29 1

 

One of the greatest lessons my dad taught me: . It was a Friday night. We were at our local KBOB’s. I was upset because some of my friends were excluding me. It was the normal junior high crap and when you are in a circle of 5 that pairs off on Friday nights for sleep overs... well, there’s always one left out. That week was me. . My dad was very stern and blunt. Emotion & all the feels - was NOT my dad. So, in his unfeeling but heartfelt desire to “help” he told me, “Mel, you will put your self in the grave spending your life trying to make everyone happy. The sooner you learn that, the better off you will be.” Then he grabbed the check and he, my mom, and my brother got up and left. I sat there... sobbing! He didn’t care about my hurt feelings or my friends not being good friends. Now, I felt like all eyes in the place where we all knew each other were on me. The waitress was horrified. She tried to console me & then said, “honey, ya better get -I think they are gonna leave you.” So, I left. Only to have to come back to the table because I left my purse.. . Still sobbing. . My dad and I have story after story where his ESTJ and my INFP personalities just couldn’t get in the same book, much less on the same page! But eventually we found our way. I have more stories I will share. I just had a late start today. ...

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Do not resist your pain. Recognize it for what it actually is. Get to know her. Surrender to her. It’s okay. Be with her without labeling or embarrassment. Embrace her. Breathe in. Breathe out. Let her go. Be free.
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It’s okay.
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2019-02-15 23:36   300 10

 

𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘹 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 = 𝘚𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 Do not resist your pain. Recognize it for what it actually is. Get to know her. Surrender to her. It’s okay. Be with her without labeling or embarrassment. Embrace her. Breathe in. Breathe out. Let her go. Be free. . It’s okay. . @1scottmcgee 🌷 💀 ⏳ 𝘎𝘙𝘐𝘛 | 𝘊𝘏𝘈𝘙𝘈𝘊𝘛𝘌𝘙 | 𝘎𝘙𝘈𝘛𝘐𝘛𝘜𝘋𝘌 | 𝘚𝘌𝘙𝘝𝘐𝘊𝘌 ________________________________________________ #TheSisuWay #healthiswealth #vulnerabilityisstrength #strengthisachoice #getupstrong #beunconquerable #mindfulwarrior #grief

Excuse the crazy face .... But I literally just feel like I'm being silly today to force myself to stay awake.
A solid month of restless nights waking up drenched in sweat and chest tighter than a really good Harmony.
But today in spite of the exhaustion, I am thankful.
I'm thankful for amazing bosses at both my part-time jobs. (They even totally completely understand my mental struggles and are super uplifting)
I am thankful for Friday's because I get to be a music teacher. Something I'd always dreamed of doing but never believed I was good enough.
But it turns out I am more than enough.
I'm thankful for the predictability of my Friday and the pockets of downtime I get to just sit and enjoy music for the sake of music.
I'm thankful that I have such a therapeutic day of the week where I don't have to be stressed.
God is good.
About 6 months ago I had no idea where I was gonna get a second job and if it would be more stressful and could I handle that.
And I remember God telling me (via my mentor) that it was going to be something totally different and that I was going to find it comes naturally.
Basically today I'm just thankful.
And also coffee. I'm thankful for coffee.
Happy Friday y'all!

 #myjourney #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #griefrecovery #grieftherapy #music #musictherapy #christianmentalhealth #christianmentalhealthawareness #anxietyrecovery #anxiety #anxietydisorder #depression #suicideloss #suicideawareness #brave

2019-02-15 21:05   32 2

 

Excuse the crazy face .... But I literally just feel like I'm being silly today to force myself to stay awake. A solid month of restless nights waking up drenched in sweat and chest tighter than a really good Harmony. But today in spite of the exhaustion, I am thankful. I'm thankful for amazing bosses at both my part-time jobs. (They even totally completely understand my mental struggles and are super uplifting) I am thankful for Friday's because I get to be a music teacher. Something I'd always dreamed of doing but never believed I was good enough. But it turns out I am more than enough. I'm thankful for the predictability of my Friday and the pockets of downtime I get to just sit and enjoy music for the sake of music. I'm thankful that I have such a therapeutic day of the week where I don't have to be stressed. God is good. About 6 months ago I had no idea where I was gonna get a second job and if it would be more stressful and could I handle that. And I remember God telling me (via my mentor) that it was going to be something totally different and that I was going to find it comes naturally. Basically today I'm just thankful. And also coffee. I'm thankful for coffee. Happy Friday y'all! #myjourney #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #griefrecovery #grieftherapy #music #musictherapy #christianmentalhealth #christianmentalhealthawareness #anxietyrecovery #anxiety #anxietydisorder #depression #suicideloss #suicideawareness #brave

Tonight was the Private View of the HACS exhibition and it was so lovely to see my work finally up on display. It has finally left the 4walls of my studio.
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After months of hard work, deliberation and soul searching I finally came up with the concept behind the 4verse poem and the framed cherished objects, that I now have, that once belonged to my dear Gran.
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I felt my dear darling Gran was near me tonight. Bless her. I miss her. She was such an extraordinary woman.
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 #thecourtyardhereford #hacs #artexhibition  #textiles #artefacts #cherishedpossessions #memories #hoarding #poem #poetry #mentalhealth #wellbeing #ifeelsohappy  #hereford #loss #support #griefrecovery

2019-02-15 21:03   24 2

 

Tonight was the Private View of the HACS exhibition and it was so lovely to see my work finally up on display. It has finally left the 4walls of my studio. . After months of hard work, deliberation and soul searching I finally came up with the concept behind the 4verse poem and the framed cherished objects, that I now have, that once belonged to my dear Gran. . I felt my dear darling Gran was near me tonight. Bless her. I miss her. She was such an extraordinary woman. . #thecourtyardhereford #hacs #artexhibition #textiles #artefacts #cherishedpossessions #memories #hoarding #poem #poetry #mentalhealth #wellbeing #ifeelsohappy #hereford #loss #support #griefrecovery

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Because you're not here to suffer one minute longer. Some may say that "suffer" is too strong a descriptor, yet not if you find great value in living a pupose driven life that you once found in another. Yes, this loss has occurred, and you don't have to die with them. Recoupling with yourSELF begins to help you redefine your very purpose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Recoupling::⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WHY-⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because you're not here to suffer one minute longer. Some may say that "suffer" is too strong a descriptor, yet not if you find great value in living a pupose driven life that you once found in another. Yes, this loss has occurred, and you don't have to die with them. Recoupling with yourSELF begins to help you redefine your very purpose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reconnecting to yourself begins the process of redefining who you are now, without them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #grief #grieving #loss #griefsupport #eq #onpurpose #griefrecovery #griefcoach #transitions #divorce #stuck #breakups #grievingparents #grieftribe #childrensgrief #suddendeath #thegrievingmind #eq #griefawareness #imissyou #imissme #selfcompassion #selfcare

The last piece of our latest post "Things to consider when spreading ashes" --Bring wipes or a handkerchief and a bottle of water-- Ashes may stick to your hands and it can feel disrespectful wiping them on your clothing. Bring along a bottle of water if you’d like to rinse off any remains.

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Remember to take a moment to pause. No matter where your rituals take you, the scattering of ashes often becomes a healing process. Be proud of yourself for the experience and where you are in your grief journey.

Tap the link in our bio or visit emberstones.com/resources to read the full article.
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The last piece of our latest post "Things to consider when spreading ashes" --Bring wipes or a handkerchief and a bottle of water-- Ashes may stick to your hands and it can feel disrespectful wiping them on your clothing. Bring along a bottle of water if you’d like to rinse off any remains. And finally, Remember to take a moment to pause. No matter where your rituals take you, the scattering of ashes often becomes a healing process. Be proud of yourself for the experience and where you are in your grief journey. Tap the link in our bio or visit emberstones.com/resources to read the full article. : : : : : : #grief #griefsupport #griefjourney #griefandloss #griefsucks #griefawareness #griefrecovery #griefisreal #griefislove #grieftherapy #GriefHealing #GriefSupports #griefwriting #griefshare #grieftalk #cremation #cremationashes #cremationashes #memorialart #ashesinglass #emberstones #glassmemorial #funeral #alternativefuneral #deathpositive #normalizedeath #deceased #inmemory #inlovingmemory #inmemoryof

So excited to be holding a workshop on teenage and young adult bereavement at the LAE Stratford's Mindspace Conference - the first mental health conference for children and teachers. I'll be sharing my experience of losing my mum aged 20, raising awareness about what it is like to lose a loved one at a young age and emphasising the importance of being open and honest about #grief. If you are teacher at a London based school and would like to hold a similar workshop at your school, please do get into contact. Send your good luck vibes my way, Meera xx #YNN #teenagegrief #youngadultgrief #griefworkshop #griefinschools #bereavementsupport #griefsupport

2019-02-15 09:05   20 6

 

So excited to be holding a workshop on teenage and young adult bereavement at the LAE Stratford's Mindspace Conference - the first mental health conference for children and teachers. I'll be sharing my experience of losing my mum aged 20, raising awareness about what it is like to lose a loved one at a young age and emphasising the importance of being open and honest about #grief. If you are teacher at a London based school and would like to hold a similar workshop at your school, please do get into contact. Send your good luck vibes my way, Meera xx #YNN #teenagegrief #youngadultgrief #griefworkshop #griefinschools #bereavementsupport #griefsupport

New blog. Link in my bio ✌🏼

2019-02-15 06:56   65 4

 

New blog. Link in my bio ✌🏼

Dear you.
It's Valentine's Day.
You will have spent all day making sure everything and everyone you crossed paths with today felt special.
You love big. You feel more than most. You are loyal. You are strong. You are brave.
You have felt called to walk this season solo. They call you "single" but really you are so very complete when in the presence of your Papa-God.
Therefore, your journey is a solo. A beautiful song lifted up. A journey into the unknown.
You may not always walk solo. But you will always walk with God.
This brave season is making you into a strong warrior princess. Daughter of the King of Kings.
Stay brave.
Stay true.
Greater days are yet to come.
Believe it.

 #valentinesday #preachingtomyself #solo #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #myjourney #christianmentalhealth #christianmentalhealthawareness #suicideloss #suicideawareness #depression #anxietyrecovery #anxiety #anxietydisorder #griefrecovery #grieftherapy 
Side note: check out my friend @northcovejewelry who made this gorgeous custom design for me. 😍

2019-02-15 03:56   28 1

 

Dear you. It's Valentine's Day. You will have spent all day making sure everything and everyone you crossed paths with today felt special. You love big. You feel more than most. You are loyal. You are strong. You are brave. You have felt called to walk this season solo. They call you "single" but really you are so very complete when in the presence of your Papa-God. Therefore, your journey is a solo. A beautiful song lifted up. A journey into the unknown. You may not always walk solo. But you will always walk with God. This brave season is making you into a strong warrior princess. Daughter of the King of Kings. Stay brave. Stay true. Greater days are yet to come. Believe it. #valentinesday #preachingtomyself #solo #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #myjourney #christianmentalhealth #christianmentalhealthawareness #suicideloss #suicideawareness #depression #anxietyrecovery #anxiety #anxietydisorder #griefrecovery #grieftherapy Side note: check out my friend @northcovejewelry who made this gorgeous custom design for me. 😍

Sometime there are memories so profound that you never forget. The day is imprinted on your soul.

Valentines is now a day for appreciating the love I have in my life. (I do try to do this daily) And a day I remember my sister. Four years ago today we laid her to rest. Said goodbye to her and celebrated the time we had together.

This is one of the last pictures I had with her, thanks to @almostbananas.

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Sometime there are memories so profound that you never forget. The day is imprinted on your soul. Valentines is now a day for appreciating the love I have in my life. (I do try to do this daily) And a day I remember my sister. Four years ago today we laid her to rest. Said goodbye to her and celebrated the time we had together. This is one of the last pictures I had with her, thanks to @almostbananas.

So if you make a post about being divorce-sad and crying during hot yoga and your very nice boss follows you on Instagram, you walk into work on Valentine's Day and find a lovely card and jug of chocolates. If you're me, at least. Thanks, Boss! 😭😭😭 #valentinesdaygift #valentines #galentinesday #coolboss #girlinpieces #howtomakefriendswiththedark #hotyoga #writersofinstagram #yabooks ' #grieflife #griefrecovery #divorced ' #divorcerecovery #firstwivesclub #bookish #mentalhealthawareness #sorrynotsorry #scarsarebeautiful

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So if you make a post about being divorce-sad and crying during hot yoga and your very nice boss follows you on Instagram, you walk into work on Valentine's Day and find a lovely card and jug of chocolates. If you're me, at least. Thanks, Boss! 😭😭😭 #valentinesdaygift #valentines #galentinesday #coolboss #girlinpieces #howtomakefriendswiththedark #hotyoga #writersofinstagram #yabooks ' #grieflife #griefrecovery #divorced ' #divorcerecovery #firstwivesclub #bookish #mentalhealthawareness #sorrynotsorry #scarsarebeautiful

𝘎𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧 𝘪𝘴 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦. This is a little recap of lessons from episode 31: It Starts Within with @docjenfit.
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Grief will come for us, if it hasn't already. It is the price of love. Our stories are unique, but the struggle is universal. The connection is emotion. Grief… is a Gift. When times are tough, our strength shines through.

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✦ Grief reminds us of our vulnerabilities.
✦ Grief gives you a newfound appreciation & thirst for life.
✦ AND... Grief helps us become more #UNDERSTANDING of others...
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𝘎𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧 𝘪𝘴 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦. This is a little recap of lessons from episode 31: It Starts Within with @docjenfit. ・・・ Grief will come for us, if it hasn't already. It is the price of love. Our stories are unique, but the struggle is universal. The connection is emotion. Grief… is a Gift. When times are tough, our strength shines through. 3 Great things that come from Grief: . ✦ Grief reminds us of our vulnerabilities. ✦ Grief gives you a newfound appreciation & thirst for life. ✦ AND... Grief helps us become more #UNDERSTANDING of others... . 🌷 💀 ⏳ 𝘎𝘙𝘐𝘛 | 𝘊𝘏𝘈𝘙𝘈𝘊𝘛𝘌𝘙 | 𝘎𝘙𝘈𝘛𝘐𝘛𝘜𝘋𝘌 | 𝘚𝘌𝘙𝘝𝘐𝘊𝘌 _______________________________________ #TheSisuWay #healthiswealth #vulnerabilityisstrength #strengthisachoice #getupstrong #beunconquerable #mindfulwarrior #amorfati #griefawareness @1scottmcgee

Valentine’s day can be a grief trigger. Love is always in our hearts. 💕 
For everyone that is missing a loved one, I invite you to leave a loving memorial message and a picture.

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Valentine’s day can be a grief trigger. Love is always in our hearts. 💕 For everyone that is missing a loved one, I invite you to leave a loving memorial message and a picture. #TheNonLinearJourney #GriefSupport #GriefRecovery

So, enough about how my dad died. Let’s talk about how he lived & the legacy he left behind. My dad grew up in Abernathy, TX on a farm. He had a brother Larry that we lost suddenly in 1998. He has a sister still living today. I didn’t know my grandfather. He died when I was young. My grandmother died shortly after my Uncle Larry did. My grandfather didn’t do much. My grandmother is the one who worked the farm (along with the kids) and took care of everything.
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My dad decided he was going to go to college and my grandfather scoffed at him and said, “year right. Good luck getting there.” Dad hitched a ride with a friend headed to WTU and went to school on the Opportunity Plan. He worked while he went to school and had no debt. That’s how he met my mom. They both worked together. Dad graduated WT with a degree in accounting. Mom and Dad thought they would be foster parents and the social worker they talked to suggested they go ahead and adopt. That’s when I came along and it was noted in my file how my dad just beamed with joy - over the moon for me.
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So, enough about how my dad died. Let’s talk about how he lived & the legacy he left behind. My dad grew up in Abernathy, TX on a farm. He had a brother Larry that we lost suddenly in 1998. He has a sister still living today. I didn’t know my grandfather. He died when I was young. My grandmother died shortly after my Uncle Larry did. My grandfather didn’t do much. My grandmother is the one who worked the farm (along with the kids) and took care of everything. . My dad decided he was going to go to college and my grandfather scoffed at him and said, “year right. Good luck getting there.” Dad hitched a ride with a friend headed to WTU and went to school on the Opportunity Plan. He worked while he went to school and had no debt. That’s how he met my mom. They both worked together. Dad graduated WT with a degree in accounting. Mom and Dad thought they would be foster parents and the social worker they talked to suggested they go ahead and adopt. That’s when I came along and it was noted in my file how my dad just beamed with joy - over the moon for me. . My mom says dad lived his life with an “I’ll show them” attitude. He was hurt deeply by others because he was poor. I have to say - he showed them alright! Not just by making money and providing a fabulous lifestyle for our family; he left a legacy of generosity and integrity and a heart for the less fortunate. . Dad loved hunting. And he loved to go. I loved vacations because we got him all to ourselves. He had this thing where he didn’t shave when we went on vacations. He would get in the water & play with us. He ALWAYS looked for ways to make our days better - especially for my mom, his queen. We went to the lake a lot. When he was older, he loved to go to all the pawn shops and eat out with me or his friends. I miss our lunches.

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An excerpt from my book “A Beautiful Death” about losing my mom to cancer and going through the darkest days of my life to see the light once again...to feel love once again.
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Maybe for you self love means eating better, exercising, meditating, praying, singing, chanting, dancing, doing things for the pure joy of it, disciplining yourself to accomplish your goals, standing up for what you believe in, taking a bubble bath, getting a massage, curling up with a good book or movie...maybe it means looking in the mirror and turning a blind eye to your self-judgments until you see nothing but the absolute, perfect and beautiful being that you are.
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2019-02-14 19:30   27 1

 

An excerpt from my book “A Beautiful Death” about losing my mom to cancer and going through the darkest days of my life to see the light once again...to feel love once again. _ My mom loved me in a way nobody ever has or ever will. It wasn’t until she died that I realized how much I’d relied on her love for me. _ It took me years to learn that it was up to me to love myself unconditionally. Nobody could do it for me. _ Do I still battle with loving myself at times Yes. Do I still catch myself being overly hard on myself Yes. Do I still sometimes doubt myself Yes. But it’s a daily practice...this is the only way we can learn to truly love ourselves. To stumble, to fall, to pick ourselves back up no matter how many times and to keep practicing. _ Maybe for you self love means eating better, exercising, meditating, praying, singing, chanting, dancing, doing things for the pure joy of it, disciplining yourself to accomplish your goals, standing up for what you believe in, taking a bubble bath, getting a massage, curling up with a good book or movie...maybe it means looking in the mirror and turning a blind eye to your self-judgments until you see nothing but the absolute, perfect and beautiful being that you are. _ What does self love mean to you _ Practice it everyday. You’re worth it! Happy Valentine’s Day. 💗 _ Love and Joy, Michelle _ You can find “A Beautiful Death” on the link (linktree) in my bio. _ #valentinesday #happyvalentines #messageoflove #selflove #loveyourself #heart #heartbreak #heartbroken #grief #griefandloss #death #griefrecovery #griefquotes #healing #transformation #spiritualwarrior #unconditionallove #love #joy #lovejoyogatherapy #michellemeier #author #quotes #book #abeautifuldeath #availableonamazon #maypeacebewithyou #loveneverdies

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These thoughts were racing through her mind, two years after the death of her husband Jack, when she met David.
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Click the link in bio to read a story of how a widow coped with the death of her husband, and how Jack gifted her with something even greater.
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2019-02-14 18:52   30 2

 

“Am I ready" . "What would people think" . "What would her children think" . These thoughts were racing through her mind, two years after the death of her husband Jack, when she met David. . Click the link in bio to read a story of how a widow coped with the death of her husband, and how Jack gifted her with something even greater. . . . #whatmattersmost #everdayscommunity #everdays #detroit #friends #love #family #support #supportnetwork #community #lifewithpurpose #believe #alwaysbelieve #consciousliving #liveinthemoment #makingmemories #lifemotivation #wellbeing #friendship #communityovercompetition #familyfirst #togetherforever #lovewins #healthandwellness #healthandwellness #motivationalquote #valentinesday #griefrecovery @griefunfolding @grieftribe @the_grief_project

this valentines I give you a dedication to my greatest love, my late mama - titled Losing Mama has given me a Crippling Fear of Motherhood (link in profile ⬆️)
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This is the hardest article that I have ever had to write, shining a rare but significant light on the prospect of motherhood from the perspective of someone who has lost their mother. I had to dig deep and be honest with myself. Writing it brought me to tears several times. However, there are many women like me out there and someone needs to speak for them #YNN #motherlessdaughters #fearofmotherhood #grievingdaughter #youngadultgrief #millenialgrief

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this valentines I give you a dedication to my greatest love, my late mama - titled Losing Mama has given me a Crippling Fear of Motherhood (link in profile ⬆️) .. .. .. This is the hardest article that I have ever had to write, shining a rare but significant light on the prospect of motherhood from the perspective of someone who has lost their mother. I had to dig deep and be honest with myself. Writing it brought me to tears several times. However, there are many women like me out there and someone needs to speak for them #YNN #motherlessdaughters #fearofmotherhood #grievingdaughter #youngadultgrief #millenialgrief

A message from us on a tough holiday for many - keeping you all in our hearts ♥️

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A message from us on a tough holiday for many - keeping you all in our hearts ♥️

Valentine’s Day can be especially rough on the bereaved, even if we never celebrated it when they were alive.

Wishing all of us a day where we can enjoy the happy memories like chocolates out of a heart shaped box. (📸 took this photo in Meridian, Idaho 🇺🇸) #wordywidow #wanderingwidowwrites #widowsofinstagram #wanderingwidow #griefjourney #letstalkaboutgrief #grief #trauma #bereavement #griefrecovery #coping #survivor #lifeafterloss #loveafterloss #startingover #poetry #instapoet #poetrycommunity #instaquotes #amwriting #valentinesday

2019-02-14 15:22   26 2

 

Valentine’s Day can be especially rough on the bereaved, even if we never celebrated it when they were alive. Wishing all of us a day where we can enjoy the happy memories like chocolates out of a heart shaped box. (📸 took this photo in Meridian, Idaho 🇺🇸) #wordywidow #wanderingwidowwrites #widowsofinstagram #wanderingwidow #griefjourney #letstalkaboutgrief #grief #trauma #bereavement #griefrecovery #coping #survivor #lifeafterloss #loveafterloss #startingover #poetry #instapoet #poetrycommunity #instaquotes #amwriting #valentinesday

Let's imagine for a minute.... What would happen if we loved ourselves a little bit more? What if we gave ourselves a little more grace? What if we saw our beautiful smile instead of the lipstick on our teeth? What would THAT world look like? #SharingSolace #bgr8ful #ThoughtfulThursday
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Let's imagine for a minute.... What would happen if we loved ourselves a little bit more What if we gave ourselves a little more grace What if we saw our beautiful smile instead of the lipstick on our teeth What would THAT world look like #SharingSolace #bgr8ful #ThoughtfulThursday • • • • #GriefSupport #GriefSucks #Grieving #GriefandLoss #Grief #LifeafterLoss #HappyThoughts #HappinessisaChoice #SelfGrowth #InnerStrength #Optimism #GriefQuotes #Heartache #YouCanDoIt #YouCanDoThis #YouAreEnough #GriefJourney #GriefRecovery #ChildLoss #InfantandPregnancyLoss

Hi guys! We are the co-founders of HALO! Ryan on the left lost her dad at the age of 15 & bailey who is on the right lost her dad at the age of 8! We are so excited to help you guys cultivate a community within your grief! Sessions to be staring soon!! If interested please text or email!!
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Hi guys! We are the co-founders of HALO! Ryan on the left lost her dad at the age of 15 & bailey who is on the right lost her dad at the age of 8! We are so excited to help you guys cultivate a community within your grief! Sessions to be staring soon!! If interested please text or email!! . . . . #halogrief #halo #grief #supportgroup #idaho #griefsupport #guardianangel #griefquotes #griefandloss #griefcommunity #griefjourney #griefawareness #compassion #love #friendship #griefquotes #griefrecovery

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