How To Support Someone Who Has Experienced Loss

Let me tell you, before I lost my Mom, I avoided these situations as much as possible.  I was so afraid to say the wrong thing that I didn’t say anything at all.  After going through my own loss, before I decided to make this my life’s work, I learned quite a bit about how to support others based on my experience. Here are a ...
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Forgive Yourself, Heal The World

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” -Marianne Williamson  The amazing Marianne Williamson and my incredible mentors Stacey Morganstern and Carey Peters No one goes through life unscathed.  We all experience ups and downs, and it is how we deal with the challenges that defines our character.  In my work around grief and healing, I have found ...

Four Steps to Feeling Better in Three Minutes

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw Something happened one day on my way to school that changed my life forever.  I was 16 years old and like many teenagers, I was feeling tired and irritable.  My hands were gripped tightly on the steering wheel, my brow was furrowed, and I was just pissed off at the world.  Nothing ...

5 Ways to Nourish Yourself with Love

We often focus on loving other people.  While our relationships with our family, friends, and co-workers are important, one of the most important yet neglected relationships we have is with oneself.  As one of my friends shared with me, “Fill up your own cup first and then give the overflow away.  It is hard to give when your cup is empty.”  Here are five ways ...

Where Does the Love Go After Loss?

With yesterday being Valentine’s Day, this week is a time to tell our family and friends that we love them.  It is also a special time to remember those we love who are no longer with us.  When we lose someone important to us, the love we have for that person transforms into grief because the deep emotion within us no longer has a place ...