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Hello to Heaven It’s not a forever good bye... It’s I will see you on the other si
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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It’s not a forever good bye... It’s I will see you on the other side. As hard as it is to say good bye, we must trust that they have only gone on ahead of us. Our loved ones are with us every step that we take. They pull us up, as they walk beside us, never leaving us. Michael never said “good bye”. He always said “later”. ❤️ Believe. Until we meet again. 💕#hellotoheaven #notforever #notgoodbye #theotherside #seeyoulater #later #aheadofus #inspirationalmemorials #ourdreamsandhopes #neversaygoodbye #seeyalater #sayhellotoheaven #formichael #heavenisreal #griefsucks #griefsurvivor #griefjourney #dontgiveupnow #alwayswithus #inittogether #childlosssurvivor #livehappylife #believers #believed #formichael #sayhellotoheaven #untilwemeetagain www.hellotoheaven.com. For the grieving. ❤️ Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone I’m a physical person. I love food, touch, and being in my body. For
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I’m a physical person. I love food, touch, and being in my body. For me, physicality is sacred and earthy and human. ⁣ ⁣⁣ Bri and I were often *that* couple. We had a reputation of being in a world of our own. I couldn’t resist touching him. There are hilarious photos of us often at other people’s weddings, off in the background, looking into each other’s eyes, our hands all over each other. As one of my friends says: “You two still ‘linger kissed’.” ⁣⁣ Cancer took it all away. It started out of nowhere with back pain. All of a sudden, Bri would recoil when I touched him. Our doctor couldn’t believe he had been surviving without pain meds once she saw his scans. The cancer in his bones was so extensive. Not to mention his organs and his brain. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ He would let me hold his hand but sometimes I think he only did this because he knew how much it meant to me. He was physically on fire and every touch sent flames throughout his body. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ In his final days, Bri’s soul expanded. His energy was so expansive that it filled the room. I learned how to touch him in a different way. How to connect through frequencies and space. How to travel outside my body and meet him elsewhere. I learned this through our love. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Now I’ve touched darkness. Physical death from cancer is excruciating. The disintegration of our life as it was, the severing of our physical bond, the wasting away of a body that was strong and bright. It’s painful and traumatic and dark to bear witness to this. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And it’s undeniable that there is exquisite beauty in the sacred dance with this darkness. In looking it in the eye, spending time with it. In not running away. It is part of who we are. We will all die. Almost all of us will experience great loss. This too, is human. ⁣I no longer fear death as I once did. ⁣ ⁣⁣ Now I’m starved for physical connection. I’ve learned that no amount of toddler cuddles can be the same as mutual adult physical touch. I yearn for it. I am physical to the core. ⁣ ⁣ But at the same time, I reject it. I turn away and at times am even repulsed by it. ⁣I am learning that there is a different type of connection my soul has been yearning for too. ✨ Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services The reality is we don't forget or move one. Instead we honor and carry
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The reality is we don't forget or move one. Instead we honor and carry love with us everyday. . . #carryinggrief #loveliveson #weremember #rememberinglovedones #inourhearts #loved #carrylove #carrythelove #loss #heartbroken #navigatinggrief #hopeis #wehonor #losingasister #losingsomeone #losingapregnancy #losingalovedone #time #holdingon #griefsurvivor #death #deathtakes #griefjourney #deathquotes #navigatinggrief #widowsupport #mindfullness #navigatinghappiness Смотреть полностью
NYA: Not Your Average Wellness I fight all the time. I fight against my grief, my past, my self criti
Studio Kicks
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I fight all the time. I fight against my grief, my past, my self criticism, my self doubt, my depression but I also FIGHT for those in my life, my passion, my joy, and more importantly I fight EVERY. DAMN.DAY for the woman in the mirror! #fightforyourlife #fightforyourself #boxingforwomen #wellnessforrealwomen #fitandthick #shadowboxing #fightingyourdemons #nevergiveuponyourself #griefsurvivor #depressionsurvivor #wellnessjourney Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Losing earth-side Bri has been the greatest transition of my life. Bec
Toronto, Ontario
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Losing earth-side Bri has been the greatest transition of my life. Becoming a mother doesn’t come close. That was something I knew I wanted. It doesn’t hold a candle to the identity shift in the breaking open and tearing apart of losing Bri. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Bri got sick so quickly that we had no time to process. I jumped into action immediately as his advocate, while obsessively keeping track of pain meds, navigating other’s reactions, managing his insanely aggressive symptoms, having panic attacks, sobbing, and loving the shit out of him. It was such a short period of time that he was already dead while my head was still reeling with the words “Bri has cancer”.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ When Bri died, an abyss opened up between myself now and myself “before”. I felt almost no connection to my childhood, my community, my friends, or myself before the trauma.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ My immediate intuitive reaction was to curl inward and reject the outside world. His death was beautiful and tragic, spiritual and devastating, dark and light, an end and a beginning. I didn’t want to follow a regimented “course” of action. I wanted to look this experience in the eye and dive right in. Bri told me this was sacred. I knew that I needed to first go deeply inwards and then connect outwards, not to my past, but to something new. ⁣⁣ ⁣ I’ve spent my life doing what is expected of me and caring what other people think. Somehow, the ripping apart of my heart in losing Bri, has changed that. For the first time, I am living my life authentically.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The past few days, D and I have been staying in my childhood home with my parents. It’s the first time I’ve spent an extended amount of time with them since Bri died. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I’ve been slowly looking through old photographs of myself as a child. I look at this little girl with wonder. I still feel very little connection to her. But I was once this loving, bright girl. I once lived in a family house and had two parents and a sister. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I love this little person, this child within me. I look at her and I hold her in my heart for the deep love that she will find and the trauma she will endure. I am her and she is me. I am learning, slowly, how to sew the pieces back together again. Смотреть полностью
Hello to Heaven At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happe
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen... and live in what is happening. Our dreams and hopes of what we thought would be are no longer. They are gone. Our hearts are heavy and ache without relief. There comes a time when you have to live for what is going on now. We cannot change the past. I know I prayed to God and begged to the Devil. Bring him back. Take me! It didn’t happen. I was forced to carry on. So grateful I am here today. I survived the hell I was catapulted into. Loving this life because I believe. Believe in Heaven. Until we meet again. #hellotoheaven #letgoofthepast #moveforward #livefortoday #ourdreamsandhopes #heavyhearts #sayhellotoheaven #formichael #remembers #griefjourney #griefsucks #griefsurvivor #inspirationalmemorials #heavenisreal #livelifeagain #moveforward #griefhourney #wesurvived #happyagain #lifeisbeautiful #untilwemeetagain Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services We make plans for love, we dream about how amazing it will be to alway
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We make plans for love, we dream about how amazing it will be to always have love around. We carry love in our hearts. We nurture love through sickness and in health. We encourage love through life's ups and downs. We stand beside love. We high five love. We relish in its joys and we encourage love. . . The void love leaves when death carries it away can not be summed up by grief. When love doesn't come home it changes us and rearranges our lives forever. . . #voidoflove #whenloveleaves #loved #holdingontolove #heartbroken #sadness #sorrow #sorrowandgrief #deathtakes #deathofaspouse #losinglove #sorrow #widowshelpingwidows #widowsupport #grieftograce #griefsupportforfamilies #loss #losingsomeone #misshimsomuch #copingwithchange #griefsurvivor #supporting #griefsupport #losinglovedones #loveleft #sadness #sadnessandsorrows #cometogrief Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services When we lose someone we love, we learn to live with the memory they le
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When we lose someone we love, we learn to live with the memory they left behind. . #holdingon #loveleft #holdontohope #lovequotes #lovelivesinmyheart #keepmovingforward #keeploveing #keeploveclose #missingyou 😢 #keeploveclosetoyourheart #griefislove #widowsupport #griefsurvivor #griefshare #griefissues #losingasibling #griefhealing Смотреть полностью
Hello to Heaven I remember my first day without you.  I have never been the same.  My
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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I remember my first day without you. I have never been the same. My first born, I fell in love with him in the womb. Again at his birth. I never knew this extreme love before. Michael made me a Mom. When he left this life, my heart was literally broken. Intense pain. I thought I’d never survive the pain of grief. ❤️ I have never been the same again. Grief changes you. I felt I was living on the line between Heaven and Earth. Wishing to be with Michael again, and knowing my children needed me. My unborn daughter needed me. ❤️. I am a grief survivor. I not only survived the first day without him, but 25 years more. Grief is a slippery slope. In the beginning we fall A LOT! We always get back up. It gets farther apart before another fall. Believe. ❤️ Say Hello to Heaven. For Michael. Until we meet again. ❤️ Please visit our website. www.Hellotoheaven.com. For the grieving. ❤️ #hellotoheaven #iremember #myfirstborn #mademeamommy #griefsurvivor #griefjourney #slipperyslope #getbackup #inspirationalmemorials #giftsforthegrieving #sayhellotoheaven #mychildsinheaven #heavenisreal #dontgiveuponme #inittogether #helpingothershelpsyou #livelifehappy #keepgoingforward #heavenisreal #thingsgetbetter #trustyourgut #followyourheart ❤️ #alwayswithus #keepgoingforward #fortheoneswelove #childlosssurvivor #untilwemeetagain Смотреть полностью
Dori Harnly Allwein I am having so many thoughts and emotions as we remember those who los
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I am having so many thoughts and emotions as we remember those who lost their lives 18 years ago and those families who began their grief journey on this day so many years ago. Reflecting on my own memories as well as emotions, especially this year. 18 years ago yesterday, (Sept 10, 2001), Andrew took a chance and called me out of the blue. (After not seeing or speaking to me for eight years. His mom had sent him my college graduation announcement which was posted in our small town paper, in which he replied to her asking for my phone number.) We were high school sweethearts that almost married right out of high school. Very much in love at a very young age, we ended up going our own direction for eight years, but quickly found our way back to each other. Once we reunited, we never looked back and spent everyday we had together grateful for reconnecting and for the life we were blessed with together. I didn't expect to be walking through my own loss and journey this year, but I can say ....don't take those around you for granted. Love them. Tell them how much. Live fully together. Make each moment count with those you cherish. I am grateful to know that Andrew and I didn't take it for granted that we had a second chance, and were truly given that opportunity to live and love. Time goes so much faster than expected. Make the most of what you have and with those you love. You never know when your time will be up. For those interested, Andrew's obituary was posted today in the same "small town paper" that once posted my college graduation announcement, along with our engagement and marriage announcements. You can view it in my link in my bio. #gonebutneverforgotten #untiliseeyouagain #alwaysandforever #andrewallwein #strongbravecourageous #ripmylove #griefandloss #griefjourney #lovelastsforever #gonebutnotforgotten #griefsurvivor #greatestoftheseislove Смотреть полностью
A M B E R  U R B A N O W S K I Today is your big day baby boy. You are playing with Jesus and Mamaw H
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Today is your big day baby boy. You are playing with Jesus and Mamaw Hopkins. I’ll never forget the times we had together or the trips and memories we made. I take you with me everywhere I go in my heart. . I will forever love you! I’ll see you again! Watch over me baby boy! 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡 . Mommy loves you! Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services The unpredictable nature of death means we will all at some point lose
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The unpredictable nature of death means we will all at some point lose someone we love. . Losing someone you love means missing certain aspects of their personality that brightened up your day. . What do you miss most about your loved one? . #missingyou 😢 #misshimsomuch #widowspeak #widowedandyoung #loss #widowlove #griefsurvivor #hearttoheart #copingwithloss #losingsomeone #losingasibling #losingasister #sadnessandsorrow #losingasibling #losingafriendishard #losingachild #losingapregnancy #losingaparent #lostlovedones #sorrow #sorrowandgrief #morethangrief #mourning #bereavement #bereavedfamilies Смотреть полностью
Charlotte Redd Girl just stop! If I could go back and do it all again, that’s what
Gainesville, Florida
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Girl just stop! If I could go back and do it all again, that’s what I’d say to the girl on the left. • Back in the day I tried EVERY diet, cleanse, and quick fix out there hoping to reach some arbitrary weight loss goal. • It’s no surprise that I struggled with yo-yo dieting for years! I’d drop a bunch of weight with some quick fix and without habits in place, return to my old way of eating, and the weight to pile back on. Sometimes with an extra pound or 2. 😳 • But the funny thing about quick fixes are that they are just that; they’re quick, fleeting, short. In other words, they don’t last! They don’t help you develop the right habits to succeed long term. • The hard truth is, we’ve become such an instant gratification society that we aren’t willing to do the things that we know ACTUALLY work because they are hard, push us outside our comfort zone and take time. • But if what we are after is a true change, (weight loss we can actually maintain or killing the cravings once and for all, etc) then we need to get out of the quick fix mentality! • I know I’m glad to have dropped that mindset! I have bought in and am full steam ahead 🚂 on the tried and true solutions that actually work! Solutions like not depriving myself from specific food groups but learning the importance of portion control. And realizing when you're patient, lean into the hard and show up consistently every day, that's when real results are achieved. • Y’all it’s time for a wake up call! Let’s stop with the ‘drop 5 pounds in a week diets,’the detoxes, and the things that only give you temporary solutions and start creating permanent change! • As always if you need help, I’m here for it!! Drop a 🚂 below and I’ll reach out! Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Through my life experiences, particularly the death of my husband, I a
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Through my life experiences, particularly the death of my husband, I am starting to realize how blessed I was to find love. . Grief takes our lives in a different direction. What was familiar becomes a memory, and the unfamiliar becomes a new beginning. Yet in our hearts and minds we can always travel back to revisit the love we were fortunate to find. . #loveliveson #lovecovers #lovequotes #hearttoheart #heart #griefislove #griefquotes #memories #memorylove #memorylane #copingwithgrief #loss #copingwithloss #navigatinggrief #death #widowlove #losingalovedone #losingachild #losingaparent #deathtakes #widowlifesucks #griefsurvivor #mylove #misshimsomuch #griefcommunity #griegandloveinterwined Смотреть полностью
Cross Your Heart #worldsuicidepreventionday ⁣I am more familiar with this subject th
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#worldsuicidepreventionday ⁣ I am more familiar with this subject than I care to be. ⁣ ⁣ If you are struggling with this, please, please ask for help--my heart goes out to you. I wish I could make the thoughts go away. ⁣ ⁣ If you are scared that someone you love is struggling with this, please educate yourself on ways that could help. ⁣ ⁣ If you have lost someone because of it, I understand. And I really wish neither of us did. ⁣ ⁣ If you have tried and failed, I'm glad you are here. The semicolon is for you. ⁣ ⁣ My love is with all of you, today. Every person personally affected, victimized or traumatized by this subject.⁣ Смотреть полностью
Hello to Heaven Choose to Bloom... After losing someone we love, in Heaven and on Eart
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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Choose to Bloom... After losing someone we love, in Heaven and on Earth, we sometimes feel we just can’t go on. The physical and emotional pain is so intense. Refuse to wither. Choose to Bloom. You will grow. You will survive. There may be that “fall” from time to time for the rest of your life. It’s ok. It’s Love ❤️ so until we meet again... Live, Laugh, Love. Say Hello to Heaven. For Michael. #hellotoheaven #griefsurvivor #lifegetsbetter #lifeisbeautiful ❤️ #suicideswareness #healingvibrations #alwaysnforever #sayhellotoheaven #formichael #inspirationalmemorials #healingjourney #livelove #behappy 😊 #alwayswithus #angelsallaround #lifeafterdeath #believers #untilwemeetagain ❤️❤️❤️ Please tag a friend in comments who need comfort. We are not alone 😇 Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone The jury’s still out for me and gratitude. Just before Bri got sick
Onaping Falls
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The jury’s still out for me and gratitude. Just before Bri got sick I was on a kick of saying three things I was grateful for each morning. I even started to get D into the habit. It was part of my strange intuitive knowing in the months before everything fell apart. I was unconsciously preparing myself for what was to come.⁣ ⁣ If you’d asked me when Bri was dying of cancer what I was grateful for, I probably would have punched you. When he died the only thing I was actually grateful for was Davida, and even her I was unsure about. ⁣ ⁣ Kids can die before their parents, causing devastating heart pain. Love means eventual loss and that thought made me never want to love again. The pain was too great. ⁣ ⁣ But still, against my own will, I have started feeling grateful again. ⁣ ⁣ Last night I slept 12 fucking hours like a teenager thanks to a lull between grief waves, the most amazing mother-in-law, a perfect sauna warmed by a fire built for me by Bri’s brother, and the calm serenity of the Windy Lake camp Brian’s father built. ⁣ ⁣ Today I’m grateful for sleeping and for the new dimension being revealed to me through my rich post-loss Dreams. I’m grateful for Bri’s family who take care of D and I. I’m grateful for a cousin through Bri who insists on seeing me every time I am up here and who drives out to camp on her day off to walk me back to the falls Bri took me too when we’d only just met. Who is up for talking for forever about Bri and death and cancer and love and life, weaving in and out of these topics without skipping a beat. ⁣ ⁣ Goddamit, gratitude I guess I haven’t completely given up on you. I still reserve the right to laugh like a grumpy old man when I hear pre-loss humans talk about gratitude as if it’s an accomplishment. I feel a strange mix of sadness and knowing and jealousy when I hear these simple words spoken with such confidence by those who have suffered such little adversity. ⁣ ⁣ I guess gratitude is really just love, which I have in abundance. I still feel prickly when I read that word. But, the edges of my bitterness are softening and I can feel my heart beating slightly stronger, opening up and starting to somehow feel grateful again. 🖤 Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Early October, 2015. I caught my side profile in the camp mirror and c
Windy Lake
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Early October, 2015. I caught my side profile in the camp mirror and called out to Bri. There was a tiny little baby bump starting to show. He cried, he was so happy. ⁣ ⁣ My pregnancy and Davida’s birth changed Bri. It was as if a dam was released and all his emotions began to flow freely. The water in his soul was set free. ⁣ ⁣ Since Brian died, I’ve caught my reflection often in this old camp mirror. I always think of the same thing. That moment when I first noticed my changing body. I was growing a life from the pure love between Brian and I. I felt certain that our lives were unfolding better than we could have ever imagined. I held a sense that we were on the right path. ⁣ ⁣ The person who I see in the mirror now is changed. She’s seen that life crumble, the one she thought with such certainty was “it”. She’s seen devastating pain and suffering. She’s seen a greater love than she thought was possible. She’s seen resilience and connection. ⁣ ⁣ I hate that Brian died. I hate that I don’t get to have that life, because I loved that life more than anything. I miss that life every day. ⁣ ⁣ And yet. ⁣ ⁣ And yet, I look at this new person in the mirror with awe. I can’t explain it but I know her somehow, even as I’m just discovering her. She is me. And so is that other Mira, noticing a little baby bump and living with such simplicity and sweetness. ⁣ ⁣ I am bringing her with me, along for this new ride. I am bringing along that moment when Brian cried and all of the beautiful emotions he was able to show and release so freely. That is all within me. ⁣ ⁣ There is so much about my old life that I don’t feel connected to anymore, but these little moments have somehow come with me. I hold them under my wing and take a peek when I need to be reminded. ⁣ ⁣ These moments are with me but they no longer define me in the way they once did. And for that, I am grateful. ⁣ ⁣ #lovebeyondlove Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone She has fire in her soul. 🔥⁣⁣Our grief comes in waves. It com
Windy Lake
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She has fire in her soul. 🔥⁣ ⁣ Our grief comes in waves. It comes in wind, that blows so strong it almost knocks us down, only to be followed my the most peaceful stillness. It comes in an earthquake that knocks us over and shakes our very foundation. It comes in flames that heat us up and stir what has been lying dormant for so long, bringing it to life again. ⁣ ⁣ How is possible that the greatest depths of pain could also wake your soul up to life? That a forced separation from the one who is dearest to you could teach your senses how to connect and feel in new ways? That the deepest longing could open your heart up to a greater love? ⁣ ⁣ She has fire in her soul and it lights up a room. My fire has been lying dormant for far too long but the flames are a burnin’ now and the energy is moving and swirling. It’s different and it’s unfamiliar. It’s needed and it’s welcome. ⁣ ⁣ Fire has always made me feel uncomfortable and fearful. I remember having nightmares as a child that my house was burning down and I was trapped. Now this prophesy has come to be. Everything did burn down. And in the rubble I find that I am still alive, with a little firecracker at my side, and a heart that somehow still knows how to love. ⁣ ⁣ 🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️⁣ ⁣ #lovebeyondlove Смотреть полностью
Charlotte Redd What do you think of when you hear Coach?•Is it someone who has is
Gainesville, Florida
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What do you think of when you hear Coach? • Is it someone who has is all figured out and has all of the answers? Or is it someone who has walked your path, who knows the struggles you are enduring because they have or are CURRENTLY charting those same waters as you? • To me, a true coach is the latter. • I want to know that the person motivating, supporting, and encouraging me is uniquely qualified to do so because they have failed and struggled for themself. They’ve seen how hard it is to find the energy and motivation to workout. They have tips on how to overcome the worst cravings because they struggle with them too. And they know the frustration of feeling like you’re working your ASS off just to see the scale barely move an inch. • THESE are the qualities I want in my coach. • It’s having a 200,000+ community of THOSE types of people that drew me to my coaching business. • You see, not 1 of those 200,000+ will tell you that they coach because they have it ALL figured out. We coach because we need a little motivation and encouragement on our own journey! We coach because we’ve been in your shoes, know your fears, pains, struggles, and obstacles and have been able to find ways to persevere. We coach because we want to pay it forward and help YOU persevere as well! We coach because we have a passion for helping as many people as possible to embark on their own health journey. • So you see, coaching is so much more than a certificate or piece a paper. It’s having the courage to step outside your comfort zone to lead, lift up, and support others even when you don't have all the answers yourself. • That’s why I coach. • Today is the LAST day to join my FREE coaching info session. I’ll be going live tomorrow in my private VIP interest group to share all about turning your passion for health and fitness into tangible income. Comment “coach” below and I’ll get you in! Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Being with someone you love is like finding a quiet place in a world f
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Being with someone you love is like finding a quiet place in a world filled with thunder. Without your loved one, the world can seem chaotic and uninviting. . When my husband died, I shut down emotionally and disconnected from the outside world. His love comforted me and sheltered me from the cold world around me. . The storms of life seemed like a tsunami without him. Then one day, when I needed it the most, I remembered that every comforting or encouraging word he had every spoken was still with me tucked away deep inside my heart. . #unconditionallove #loveliveson #helpingpeople #tsunamioflove #widowspeak #widowsupport #love #lovelivesinmyheart #loss #heartbroken #griegandloveinterwined #widowed #lovehim ❤️ #griefsurvivor #griefprocess #bereaved #coping #griefcommunity #widowsupport #heart #losingalovedone #navigatinggrief #navigatinghappiness Смотреть полностью
Dori Harnly Allwein What a ride this last month has been. I really can't believe that he h
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What a ride this last month has been. I really can't believe that he has been gone a whole month. So many days and nights I still think he is at the hospital and I am just home for a day or two to regroup, before returning to the hospital. I really would do anything to go back in time: A month ago, 6 months ago, a year ago. Heck, 5 years ago. But I know that isn't an option. I wish I could say I could breath, but I'd be lying. So I won't. To look at a week, a month, or a year from now feels incredibly scary and unpredictable and the amount I miss him just grows. So for now, I am taking it one minute at a time, sometimes a few hours at a time, and maybe a day at a time. And nothing more. This feels "do-able". So that is what I focus on. They say when you love hard, you grieve hard. Well there is no doubt that Andrew and I loved hard. We had a love, a connection many never have. So with that comes deep sorrow. grief. loss. I know facing it, walking through it, feeling it, and living it is the only way because my heart loved fiercely and I will not bypass what comes with such a loss. Maybe it will shift as time goes on, I don't know. But I'm ok learning to make it my friend and something that I will need to embrace. Just part of what happens when you love deeply. So today, I share. If someone else is out there grieving your love. Just know it's ok. It's normal. and There are no rules. Live it. Feel it. Andrew, you are my love and my heart and I forever will be missing you. Remembering our last few moments together and wishing that there were more. #untiliseeyouagain #alwaysandforever #andrewallwein #ripmylove #griefandloss #griefjourney #lovelastsforever #gonebutnotforgotten #griefsurvivor #greatestoftheseislove Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Step out from under the shackles of your mind. Don't let the storms of
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Step out from under the shackles of your mind. Don't let the storms of life shift your paradigm. Believe in the vision even if you can not see. The path in the forest due to the overgrown trees. Like the birds the sky, believe that you csn soar to new heights. Remember anything is possible when you allow your dreams to take flight. Be encouraged when you stumble, don't stay stuck there. Just lean on his everlasting arms and whisper a prayer. When we plant seeds to grow a harvest, there is nothing we can't achieve. So I'll ask you today, What Do You Believe. Poem by Widows Closet ........................................................................ #poetry #poetryislife #poetrycommunity #griefpoetry #griefpoem #widowed #stormsoflife #bereaved #believing #grieflookslikethis #griefsurvivor #survivinggrief #widowedlife #widowhood #copingwithdeathandloss #reflection #selfcare #morethangrief #mourn #griefsupport #bereavedfamilies #iamgrieving #heartbroken #love #visions #thepathiwalk Смотреть полностью
Cross Your Heart You have purpose, never question that. What you are missing is guidanc
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You have purpose, never question that. What you are missing is guidance.⁣ And that happens to everybody. ⁣ Don't ever confuse the feeling of instability and misdirection--even feelings of hopelessness, with not having a purpose, a place for you. ⁣ ⁣ I speak from experience,⁣ from a place of love;⁣ misdirection can make you feel like someone who is just taking up space. But, that's what you are here to do,⁣ to take up space; to be unique, unequivocally YOU. ⁣ Because your magic, in the right place at the right time,⁣ will matter. ⁣ It will change people's lives. ⁣ ⁣ Not finding a place to be ⁣ doesn't mean you have no place to be. More than anything, ⁣ it means you haven't been in touch with finding yourself. ⁣ Studying yourself, ⁣ your gifts, ⁣ your story of how you landed on the map, and practicing your own power of redirection and healing--⁣ Because that's where you belong⁣ that is where the X marks. Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Reunited with my little love here on this beautiful physical earth.
Windy Lake
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Reunited with my little love here on this beautiful physical earth. 🌎 ⁣ ⁣ We arrived at Bri’s childhood home with a car full of our belongings, Bri’s ashes, his guitar, and two hearts open and ready to love. Bri’s mother smiled at us: “You two are a bunch of vagabonds,” she laughed. ⁣ ⁣ When I met Bri, I thought I was fixed. “I could never go on the road like you do,” I said with the confidence and certainty only someone in their 20s could have. And I loved making our home cozy. I loved staying put. I loved knowing what tomorrow would bring. ⁣ ⁣ Since Bri died the longest I’ve stayed in one place is two weeks. I can’t seem to stop moving. And this little magical human has adapted to our new life as if it’s her natural state of being. ⁣ ⁣ Today we finally scattered some of Dada’s ashes in Windy Lake. It’s become such a familiar ritual for us now. I’ll be sad when they are all gone and our scattering ceremonies are complete. I know we’ll find other ways of honouring Bri, but there is something so sacred about holding the physical essence of someone in your hands. It wakes you up to life and love and cycles and the beautiful warm hand in yours as you walk down the camp stairs. ⁣ ⁣ The seasons are changing. Fall is in the air, especially up here. Fall was the last season we had of our before-life. Last fall Bri was full of energy and love and running forest races. In fall my biggest worry was when to have another baby and how to balance that with a “career” that I thought meant so much. ⁣ ⁣ Life can turn upside down in an instant, I am learning. This is news to me, truly. I didn’t understand so much before Bri died. ⁣ ⁣ Now this stubborn Taurus bull is finally learning what it means to find a home in your own heart. To find a home in love. To find a home in the sky. ⁣ ⁣ Bri, I can hear you saying, “I told you so, Mir,” in a soft, teasing voice. And I’ll admit, even though I hate to be wrong as you know so well: You were right. ⁣ ⁣ ❤️🖤❤️⁣ Смотреть полностью
Hello to Heaven Things will get better.  I am a grief survivor.  I thought the rest of
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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Things will get better. I am a grief survivor. I thought the rest of my life was going to be the stages of grief, over and over again. It happens slowly, accepting , living life, believing, moving forward without guilt. It does get better and better. We will grieve the rest of our lives, but with knowledge they have only gone on ahead of us. Believing is healing. . . . Please tag a friend in comments who might find this comforting. We are in this together. Say Hello to Heaven. For Michael. Until we meet again. #hellotoheaven #thingsgetbetter #griefsurvivor #thecompassionatefriends #suicideswareness #keepgoingforward #childlosssurvivor #healing #hopequotes #grievingmother #dayofmourning #alwayswithus #neverbeforgotten #healingjourney #griefsucks #livelifehappy #inspirationalmemorials #sayhellotoheaven #formyson #inheaven #untilwemeetagain Healing Gifts. Please visit our website. Inspirational Memorials and Gifts for the Grieving. www.Hellotoheaven.com Смотреть полностью
Abby Cummins You think you’re going to have a good day. Then you don’t. You thi
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You think you’re going to have a good day. Then you don’t. You think you’re feeling normal. And you aren’t. You think you’re tired of being exhausted by grief. And you are. But you don’t get to stop being sad. I’ve always been a daddy’s girl, and I don’t know if that makes the healing process better or worse. I still reach for my phone to text him. I still listen for his laugh in crowds - because he usually was telling a joke, and laughing at himself 😂 I still can’t listen to Chopin without crying. I still can’t enjoy jazz like I used to. I still can’t bring myself to cook yet. I still can’t use certain tea mugs because he gave them to me. I still dread my birthday and holidays and autumn in general, because we did so many things together then. I hope all these things and all my memories stay meaningful to me the same way, but I hope they get easier too. Be kind to one another. Don’t let others be sad alone - I’m thankful every single day for the friends that support me in the darker times right now. You never know what will happen, or when your peace will end. You never know when other people’s cruelty might try to destroy you. You never know how long you have left. But what I have is my resilience and my family and myself. And even though many days are hard, and all of them are so much harder than they used to be, they still have bright spots. And they will be better. #fuckdepression #fucksuicide #griefsurvivor #nevergivingup #missingyou Смотреть полностью
The Growing Up Rainbow Blog 🌈 When I started this account, I wanted to create a safe place for women
Peterborough, Ontario
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When I started this account, I wanted to create a safe place for women to share their stories. Trigger warning: this post may be difficult to read. ⚠️ . I am so honoured to be able to share my friend Victoria’s story with you. She has the kindest heart and works to keep the memory of her daughter Aurora alive everyday 💜 You can read her full story through the link in my bio, but here’s an excerpt: . “At nearly two weeks old my babies developed a cough. And before long blue lips to go with the cough. Between coughing fits everything was normal. I got them checked out, all was fine. One night Thora went blue and I resuscitated her with my own mouth. We spent 7 hours in the ER waiting for someone to look closer and take us seriously. Everyone who passed asked how much we were sleeping, it was definitely a judgement, they were thinking we were sleep deprived and paranoid new parents.” . Show this mama some love ❤️ . . . . . #infantloss #infantlossawareness #grievingmother #grievingmom #griefquotes #griefsupport #griefsurvivor #angelbaby #angelmom #ontarioblogger #canadianblogger #sickkidshospital #ptbocanada #kawartha #lifeafterloss #griefawareness #canadianmommysnaps #mamasandsupport #childloss #canadianmama #babylosssupport #babylosscommunity #babyloss Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Behind the house where Bri grew up there is a forest trail. A few minu
Lively, Ontario
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Behind the house where Bri grew up there is a forest trail. A few minutes in, there’s a bend and a small hill. Suddenly magnificent birch trees surround you. It comes out of nowhere. The forest thins out and if you’re lucky, the sun shines through the trees and their white bark glistens in the light. Every time we turned this bend, Bri always commented: “I love this part of this forest.” ⁣ ⁣ We walked this trail many times together. Sometimes in silence and sometimes having heart opening, life-changing conversations. The last walk we ever took together was on the Winter Solstice last year and it was along this trail. He stopped and hugged me under these trees. We knew something big was happening, but we had no idea what it would be. ⁣ ⁣ Today I walked this trail again. It was my first time back through this part of the woods. Somehow I was expecting those birch trees to be gone. But there they stand, just as they always have. They hold our love. They have kept that love safe for me. They do not ask, “How are you doing?” or tell me I am strong. They accept me as I am. They see me as I am. Just as Bri does.⁣ ⁣ One of the most common grief side effects you’ll hear about if you talk to any widow is “grief brain fog.” Let me tell you, IT IS REAL. It makes me laugh at myself for making a big deal about “baby brain”. ⁣ ⁣ Grief brain, for me, has literally forced me to my knees cognitively. I can only focus on one simple task at a time. Practical “to do’s” I once cared about, slip through my fingers. My brain is constantly holding so many pieces in the air. The trauma of Bri’s illness, the days of his death, the new reality of my life on earth and our constant connection, the openings in the universe I am discovering. ⁣ ⁣ I think it, I feel it, I taste it, I smell it. “Wait…Bri is…dead?” constantly replays in my head and in my heart.  I need to regularly remind myself that it happened so that I can process and process and process some more and fully expand into the being that I am meant to be. ⁣ ⁣ This is me, walking through our trees, soaking up their love and feeling Brian’s light. These photos are both real. They are both me. They are both us. ⁣ ⁣ #lovebeyondlove Смотреть полностью
Hello to Heaven At first you live in grief... Over time grief lives within you.  In th
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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At first you live in grief... Over time grief lives within you. In the beginning of this nightmare of grief, every moment you are awake you are in pain. Going back to sleep was all I wanted. The only comfort zone. I didn’t have to think or feel. As time passed, I started the process of relearning to live. I’m not that person... before he left this life... How could a Mother not change? Moving and growing forward is survival. Surviving Grief is a journey. We never get over it. We get through it. Better than before. Moving forward is no longer a fear. I embrace it. Grief is within me always. Grief is love. I am at peace with my grief. I believe. Until we meet again #hellotoheaven #sayhellotoheaven #formichael #griefsucks #lifeafterloss #parentingafterloss #childlosssurvivor #lifeafterdeath #hope #alwayswithus #healingjourney #mourning #griefhasnorules #griefisajourney #itgetsbetter #alwayswithus #heavenisreal #inspirationalmemorials #lifeafterdeath #griefsurvivor #lifeisgood #hopes #griefsucks #itgetsbetter #wegrow #wesurvived #missmychild #heal #healingenergy #sayhellotoheaven #formichael #lifeisgood #untilwemeetagain ❤️ Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone ⁣🖤❤️✨⁣⁣⁣Bri’s mother and daughter.⁣⁣⁣✨
Lively, Ontario
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⁣ 🖤❤️✨⁣⁣⁣ Bri’s mother and daughter.⁣⁣⁣ ✨❤️🖤⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ This is life. The space between them is glaringly, painfully void of a physical essence. It seems to go against the natural order of things for this space to be “empty”. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ And yet, Brian is not physically there. Brian died. He died quickly of a ruthless cancer that ate his physical body up and spat it out without a soul inside. I was there for every painful last second of it. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The trauma, loss, and grief has changed us. We must reach farther to touch each other over a chasm of sadness that often feels insurmountable. We must listen harder to hear each other better. We must somehow learn to love in the face of darkness and tragedy, even (especially) when it feels impossible. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ These are faces of joy. And deep sadness. And love. For Brian, for each other, for the experience of living, even when it feels impossible. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I read or dreamt something recently, these days it’s hard to remember which. Anyways, my mind keeps coming back to it:⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The pain of grief opens up your heart so your tears can fall freely to the ground, watering the soil where new life can grow. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ We must learn to live again. We must expand our understanding of a relationship, a soul, a person, a loss. Bri isn’t physically in this photo, but he’s definitely there. You just have to learn to see in a different way. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The beginning is the end is the beginning.⁣ ⁣ #lovebeyondlove #griefislove #grief #loss #griefandloss #griefandlove #melanoma #griefsurvivor #livingthroughgrief #lifeafterloss #widow #youngwidow #youngandwidowed #widowshelpingwidows #death #cancer #fuckcancer #hotyoungwidowsclub #partnerloss #livingthroughloss #wavesofgrief #griefcomesinwaves #griefsurvivor #griefjourney Смотреть полностью
Hello to Heaven I was exhausted... It was an effort to live.  Grief is hard work.  Exh
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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I was exhausted... It was an effort to live. Grief is hard work. Exhausting. In the beginning, it is never ending. Crying all the time, yet trying not to let my family see it. I wanted them to not see my sadness all the time. Crying in the closet and functioning for your family and the world was the hardest thing I’ve done in my life. ***********************************************Even harder, Michael’s sister, due in December, my unborn daughter, she always heard and felt my screaming and crying. She was grieving my pain. 😞 The month of September does not represent the beginning of fall to me. It’s the beginning of grief. It gets so much softer after 25 years, but #I still fall. That was then. This is now 💕 I survived. We survive. We have to go through grief to get to peace in your life. I live and laugh and love without guilt they are not here. Our loved ones live with us. Every day in every way. #hellotoheaven #exhausted #hardwork #exhaustedmom #neverending #griefsucks #angelmom #mychildsinheaven #grievingmom #babycomingsoon #livingwithpain #believe #formichael #inspirationalmemorials #sayhellotoheaven #choosetolive #chooselife #lifeisbeautiful #wearenotalone #griefsucks #havetogothroughit #grievingsomeone #moveforward #liveagain #lifeisgood #griefsurvivor #happytobehere #wearenotalone #thecompassionatefriends #loveyou #untilwemeetagain 🌹 Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone I love the word “home”. I love how home can be a structure or a pe
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I love the word “home”. I love how home can be a structure or a person or a frame of mind. It can be the shape that three souls make or the way you fit together with another human. ⁣ ⁣ Bri was my home. When he died, the words, “I’ve lost my anchor” played on loop in my head. Our apartment was a universe I inhabited in another life. I no longer felt safe there. ⁣ ⁣ My body has been rejecting our home for months and I’ve weaved in and out of living there, never able to stay for long. My heart says “move”. My soul says “grow”. I yearn for the cozy life we used to live just as my inner guide knows that there is something else in store. ⁣ ⁣ The day after Bri died, a friend dropped food off on our front porch. She didn’t ring the bell, but her eyes caught on our little makeshift sign and she thought to capture this particular fleeting moment. Recently she came by again and noticed that the sign was gone. It fell off without ceremony. One day it was just gone. I haven’t replaced it. ⁣ ⁣ I spent the past week alone in our home, getting shit done and managing horrible allergies to the ragweed that grows around us. My body was on high alert, literally telling me to get away, as I cleaned, purged and sorted mountains of clothing and receipts from a beautiful life I lived once with a beautiful man. ⁣ ⁣ Who was that person who thought that this was home? Home to me now expands so far beyond the physical. Life can change in an instant. What feels like the very foundation can crumble without warning. ⁣ ⁣ I loved our home because I loved coming home to Bri. Bri was my gentle constant. But our together-life on earth has crumbled. We’re still here, deep in the rubble. But we will emerge deeply changed. ⁣ ⁣ Now my feet want to walk and my body needs to dance. My mind craves more. My soul yearns to be pushed to its limits. ⁣ ⁣ Home to me now is so many things. It is this sign. It is this family, forever. It is Brian. It is Davida. It is love. It is the frequencies between souls. It is the moments of connection, synchronicity, and magic. It is darkness and light. It is inconceivable pain and survival and flowing and changing and learning to move towards truth. It is life. Смотреть полностью
Charlotte Redd I was tired of continually giving up on myself.Tired of my clothes no
Gainesville, Florida
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I was tired of continually giving up on myself. Tired of my clothes not fitting. Tired of feeling unconfident when I walked into a room. Tired of worrying about my health. Tired of not not seeing results and not being able to reach my goals. And most of all, I was tired of feeling tired! • I had just turned 30 and hit what I felt was my official rock bottom. I’d never had a lower opinion of myself or a worse mindset. I knew I needed to make a change. And I knew that if I wanted things to be different this time, I needed to do something totally different. • I joined a community of women who were all working towards their health goals. They kept me motivated and on track with mine. I found a consistency with workouts and making healthy choices that I’ve never been able to achieve before. I found confidence and energy. And I found results. • How could I not share the wealth with other women? How could I not pay it forward? • That’s when I knew I HAD to become a coach. I had to show other women who felt just like I did that they could do it too! • That it was possible to pick themselves up from their rock bottom and get the results they’ve always longed for, just as I had. • Have you ever felt the urge to pay it forward? To help motivate, encourage, and inspire other women along their health journey all while staying consistent to yours? • If so, I’d love to invite you to learn more about the health coaching I do! I’ll be hosting a FREE no strings attached info session next Tuesday, Sept 10. Come learn all the ins and outs of how I help women achieve their goals and earn a little extra income on the side! • Click the link in my bio to join the fun! Смотреть полностью
Lizy Theys After great loss, the spark can die for a while. The future looks blea
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After great loss, the spark can die for a while. The future looks bleak and you have no energy for the simplest activities. The idea of enduring the days, months, years ahead without them is overwhelming. Give yourself time. You can survive and perhaps come back with a different energy, a different fire. You will never be the same, but grief can create a unique purpose and journey for you. . . . . . . . #griefsurvivor #griefsucks #griefsupport #griefquotes #inspirationalquotes #griefshare #griefandloss #griefjourney #grievingmom #dadsgrievetoo #griefrecovery #griefrevolution #lifeafterloss #childlosssurvivor #mourning #inspiration #inspiringquotes #inspirational #inspired #survivingtothriving Смотреть полностью
ForeverMissed.com Creating your own personal rituals can help you in doing your best whi
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Creating your own personal rituals can help you in doing your best while mourning. ♡ To add sense to every day and to keep your thoughts in order, make it a habit of sticking to a few simple rituals. Rituals will help organize your life and help you to gain health and harmony. ♡ What rituals do you practice? Share in the comments. . . . . . #forevermissedmemorials #forevermissed #talkaboutgrief #griefsupport #grief #bereavementsupport #griefshare #griefwork #griefquotes #copingwithgrief #griefsurvivor #gonebutnotforgotten #griefandlosssupport #livingafterloss #healingafterloss Смотреть полностью
𝕁𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝔼𝕕𝕖𝕝𝕤𝕠𝕟- 𝕊𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝔽𝕚𝕥 𝔹𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕣 Wow, oh wow!! 😮 I am super stoked!  I have been waiting to hear if
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Wow, oh wow!! 😮 I am super stoked!  I have been waiting to hear if I got picked to learn from the Top Leaders in my business. Drumroll......I am In!  I can't wait to learn & grow to my potential, to be the best leader.  It may not seem like a big deal, but it is! I am looking for ladies who have that 🔥 in their bellies to build an at-home business helping others.  If you want to run with me or want info, drop some 🔥🔥🔥🔥 below! . . . . . #80sworkout #80sfashion #80s_90s_childhood_memories #80s90sera #80sthen80snow #80smusic #griefsurvivor #momoftweengirl #80sstyle #80sdesign #stayathomemom #80sworkoutgirl #80sworkoutgear #80sworkoutchick #80sworkouttheme #80sworkoutmom #80sworkoutwear #selftaughtbaker #80sworkoutclothes #80sworkoutmusic #athomebaker #fecoach #sweetfitbaker #livinginthe80s #teambelievebig #momofgirls #momlife #catmom #karatemom #workingout80sstyle Смотреть полностью
Sarah When we got divorced, I was angry. So angry. You had cheated on me whi
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When we got divorced, I was angry. So angry. You had cheated on me while I carried your child, on top of all of the other issues we’d had. (That’s for another time.) I was angry. I was angry for all the crap you’d put me through. I was angry that it had come down to divorce. I was angry my child wouldn’t have a father or a “normal” family. I was angry that we had gone from so much love to emptiness. We went from being inseparable to two people living together with no real connection. And now... now I feel guilty for being angry with you. It feels wrong to hate the dead. Especially when it became so obvious how much pain you were in. I know that pain. I have walked the path of suicidal feelings and attempts myself many times. I know what it’s like to feel so overwhelmed by anguish that you just want it to end. But I haven’t yet forgiven you. For all the things that happened while we were together, for the cheating, and even for your suicide. Does that make me a bad person? #poetry #poet #poetrycommunity #poetrycommunityofig #poetryforthesoul #poetryislife #poetryisnotdead #poetrylovers #poetryofig #poetryofinstagram #poem #poems #poemsofinstagram #griefsupport #griefrecovery #grief #griefandloss #griefawareness #griefhealing #griefjourney #griefsurvivor #griefwarrior #suicideawareness #suicide #suicideprevention Смотреть полностью
TERESA SABATINE Baby Teresa: circa 2014. Wishing for those bangs but equally thankful
Portland, Oregon
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Baby Teresa: circa 2014. Wishing for those bangs but equally thankful they’re in the past. Sunday vibes: reflection. Looking the past in the eye sometimes she says “I don’t recognize you” and I laugh because I don’t recognize her either. Change is so hard and also so comforting. I know loss well—I am familiar with the summer breeze that takes the things you love away. I’ve fought to let the summer wind make me feel something different. There was love in my eyes here—talking with an old friend I say, “I don’t think the love for someone ever goes away, I think it just changes”. In those that I have loved I recognize a beautiful spirit and at warped speed I’m taken back to that place of seeing and knowing someone. Sadness tries to enter but the room in my heart where she used to live is no longer there. You might be shifting your entire life—in a direction you can’t see. Along your path might be great loss and pain or perhaps the greatest joy you’ve ever known. This girl—so hopeful yet haunted, would see so much more than she imagined she was ready for. She thought losing her mom at 22 was the hardest thing she’d ever face—and then life came knocking. We can become afraid, so afraid that we find ourselves telling stories of why it is ok that we’ve shut down or closed off our heart. Why it is ok that we are more apprehensive and skeptical of our own instincts to lean into what our heart calls us to do. Nostalgia—makes us wonder if things could have been different, if then was better than now if when will ever be as good as then. This girl would want me to tell you—even as she reflects on this moment of her life—to charge forward with gusto. Let life come in and swallow you up whole—the good, the beautiful, the bad, the ugly. It’s all energy trying to move you in the direction you are meant to travel. To those with broken hearts and billowing tear filled eyes—your heart is still your friend. Don’t shun her—you can be angry and scared but eventually you must return to her. For whatever you lost at one point held so much joy and meaning that you’re now in the darkness wishing it was still here 💕 #girlpreneur #girlboss #leadershipcoach #griefsurvivor Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone It has been a week of intimately getting to know the bricks and mortar
Toronto, Ontario
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It has been a week of intimately getting to know the bricks and mortar of grief. ⁣ ⁣ Baby Roo has been with her Grandparents for a much-deserved break from Grief Central and Mama Kanga has been rolling up her sleeves and getting down to business. ⁣ ⁣ This home feels like a museum showcasing a life that is no longer mine. I remember it viscerally, that other life. If I close my eyes, I am back there now. It is not time that separates me but rather something else.⁣ ⁣ The thing about death is that there is actual practical work involved, once a body has been emptied of a soul. There are taxes to do and clothing to sort. There are letters and notebooks and with this particular body there are drums and cymbals and shakers, there are so many shakers. ⁣ ⁣ Our taxes tell a story. I sit on the floor of our bedroom crying over receipts for groceries up at the cottage or beers at a friend’s show. I hold each of his shirts in my arms and bury my face in them one last time. I felt his heart beat through this shirt. I pulled this shirt off of him as we laughed together and kissed. I watched his face grimace with pain as we struggled to get this shirt over his shoulders when the cancer was in his spine. ⁣ ⁣ They smell like him. They smell like us. Like our togetherness. I will remember this smell for eternity. I have known this smell since forever. ⁣ ⁣ I listen to Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” and dance in my underwear, just as we did the first time I brought him up to my cottage. I close my eyes and I’m back there, freshly in love, rediscovering my soul mate, in bliss. I open them and Bri’s clothes are scattered all over our bedroom floor and I am alone. ⁣ ⁣ I weave in and out of two worlds, the physical and the elsewhere, that place where I find Bri now. Here and there. Together and apart. But I must always come back here. My body stubbornly continues to function, despite often running low on food and sleep and being starved for physical connection. ⁣ ⁣ These things that I touch are evidence of a life I loved. Shared laughter, secret words, rituals, food, a scent. I will honour that life for as long as I live. I will honour that life, as I build up another. Смотреть полностью
J.Nicole Episode 3, September 2nd ⭐️ I’m here to impact lives and have to
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Episode 3, September 2nd ⭐️ I’m here to impact lives and have tons of fun along the way. I want to laugh with you, cry with you and grow with you. . . . . Смотреть полностью
𝕁𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝔼𝕕𝕖𝕝𝕤𝕠𝕟- 𝕊𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝔽𝕚𝕥 𝔹𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕣 Ever been SUPER successful with a goal for a vacation ⛱ and then had
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Ever been SUPER successful with a goal for a vacation ⛱ and then had no motivation after? (**oh...Yep me too!) This is MORE common than you think. 💁 And that's because we NEED a target 📍to shoot for. When we lack purpose, we lack drive. That's why so many people find it challenging to get the motivation to achieve their goals. If you don't have a goal that's written out and doable, you'll have a hard time driving towards anything. And that's why I LOVE fitness challenges. Challenges can be completing a fitness program, completing a nutrition program, or just completing 100 workouts. A challenge is a specific behaviour you commit to for a specific period of time. That's when I'm at my best (**and when MOST people are). When I have a timeline and clear goal,  it's EASY to EXECUTE. What about you? How do you keep your motivation up to achieve your goals? ✌️😅✌️ 👇👍 . . . . . #sweetfitbaker #cakeartist #cakedecoratorlife #cakelove   #fortheloveofcake #edibleart #cakes #trustgodsplan #momoftweengirl #middleschoolmom #momofgirls #homebaker #sweetart #homebaker #cakesofinstagram #fecoach #cakedesigner #cakedecorator #cakedesign #griefsurvivor #creativecakes #christiangettingfit #christianmom   #cakesstagram #goalsetting #instacake #cakeoftheday #cakedecoratorsofinstagram #sweettreats #selftaughtbaker Смотреть полностью
Snapshots of Life After Loss “I wish I could have seen this picture 3 years ago when I felt hopel
Uhuru Peak, Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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“I wish I could have seen this picture 3 years ago when I felt hopeless and didn’t know how life could go on without my dad. I wish I could have seen myself at this summit smiling in this goofy hat because I didn’t think I’d ever laugh or smile again. I’m so proud to say that I summited Mt. Kilimanjaro feeling the happiest, healthiest and strongest that I’ve ever been, and yes, I say that even with my dad being dead. I hope this picture shows you what it shows me - there’s life after loss and there’s a whole lot of hope after something super shitty happens and your world is turned upside down. I couldn’t be prouder to have accomplished exactly what I set out to do: to give my dad the best (and tallest) view in the world. I’m sure he had a hand in making sure I didn’t even suffer a headache at 19,341 ft elevation ;) What an adventure across the past 5 months from training through summit! Thank you to everyone who fully understood the significance of this adventure and thank you to everyone who has reached out to encourage me or celebrate with me or pray for me along the way. It means more than you know. As always, thank you to my support team, my hiking and training buddies, the amazing Kandoo team, and my mom, aunt and brother for going above and beyond to support my endeavor to honor my dad! I know he would love the fact that this journey has felt so much richer because of all who have shared in it with me ♥️ I also want to be very clear that because I climbed this mountain it does not mean I’m “over” my grief. There will never be a day that I stop missing my dad. There will still be dark days to come and my heart will always be broken over his absence. However, happy and sad can coexist and this summit is proof that you can do very hard things while your heart is hurting. You learn to carry the grief differently over time and grief can look different on you over time too. And sometimes grief allows you the opportunity to quit your day job, create your own company and set a lofty goal to climb a tall mountain to honor your person. Grief can open a lot of doors and there are absolutely gifts in grief if you allow for them.” - Gracelyn, our cofounder @glynbman 🌿 Смотреть полностью
Hello to Heaven Strength is putting a smile on your face, when you want to cry a river
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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Strength is putting a smile on your face, when you want to cry a river. We all have walked with painted smiles. Little by little, we cry less. That smile is genuine. We are not betraying them. It’s survival. They want us to move forward. With us, every step we take. Think of that butterfly with all her strength. Believe. For Michael. Until we meet again. #hellotoheaven ❤️❤️❤️❤️Inspirational Memorials and Gifts for the Grieving. Comfort for the soul. 💕 www.hellotoheaven.com. 😇#strength #tocarryon #smile #moveforward #itsok #cryariver #inspirationalmemorials #paintedsmiles #cryless #smilemore #butterfly #believe #angels #angelonearth #grievingmom #angelmom #rainbowbaby #angelbaby #griefsurvivor #greetings #biodegradableballoons #sendlovetoheaven #sayhellotoheaven #formichael #untilwemeetagain Смотреть полностью
Grief, anxiety and me Side by side pics of the last 5 months.... I'm trying. In one pic I ha
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Side by side pics of the last 5 months.... I'm trying. In one pic I had lost hope and the other I'm doing what I can. Same shoes though. I need to keep getting stronger mind and body#learning #investing #livingwithgrief #survival #transformation #mindbodyandsoul #fitness #selfcare #caloriedeficit #balance #slowandsteady #lewybodydementia #griefsurvivor #transformationthursday #progress Смотреть полностью
Snapshots of Life After Loss Our cofounder Gracelyn is back home from her 2 week trip to Tanzania a
Los Angeles, California
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Our cofounder Gracelyn is back home from her 2 week trip to Tanzania and Kilimanjaro trek. We are so happy to report that she made it to the summit to give her dad a beautiful view ♥️ so thankful for everyone’s support and encouragement here, this community is so wonderful. She will share some photos and some words tomorrow ♥️ Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Bri and I were 7 years apart in age. We spent almost exactly 7 years t
Toronto, Ontario
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Bri and I were 7 years apart in age. We spent almost exactly 7 years together in our bodies. We met as we were both entering a new 7-year cycle and he died as we were both entering our next 7-year cycle. He was 34 when we met and I was 34 when he died. 3+4=7. He was born on August 25th. The last day we spent together in these bodies was March 25th. 2+5=7. ⁣ ⁣ On this August 25th, Bri’s birthday and 5-months since his death, I was alone. ⁣ ⁣ I ran along the lake and listened to Bri’s favourite music. I felt his pride as I muddle through the insanity that has befallen us. As I finished my run I had a good cry under a big tree as the sun set behind me. I turned a bend to find two swans swimming together in the still waters. ⁣ ⁣ I smiled to myself. Of course. Two swans. The image of two swans will forever remind me of my first tarot reading, right after Bri and I met. I pulled the two of cups. It’s a beautiful, sweet, romantic card. “These two hearts beat as one”, the card says. ⁣ ⁣ This year, Bri’s birthday ended with a candlelit toast to life with a dear friend. She had a gift she wanted to give me. ⁣ ⁣ Back in March, as Bri lay dying beside me, this same friend had been deep in the desert of California. There she had bought me a mug with the Joshua Tree on it, which is famous for growing in fiercely adverse conditions. She gave it to me at Bri’s funeral and I used it religiously after he died. There was a thumbprint on top of the handle and I would put my thumb in that spot and breathe. A month later, the mug fell off the shelf and crashed into pieces. I was devastated. ⁣ ⁣ On Bri’s birthday, as I opened this new package, my jaw dropped. It was the exact same mug. “But…how?” I asked. She smiled. Her friend had been in California recently and had remembered the story of the special mug that had broken. She had driven out of her way to the same small shop in the desert and had brought it to Toronto to my friend when she visited. ⁣ ⁣ At that moment our waitress came over. “That mug is so beautiful!” she said, “Is it your birthday?” ⁣ ⁣ I paused and smiled. ⁣ ⁣ “Yes,” I answered, “In a way it is.” ✨✨✨ Смотреть полностью
Memorial Paintings Memorial Painting memory...This memorial was made for a fellow artist
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Memorial Painting memory... This memorial was made for a fellow artist whose wife died in hurricane Katrina. I am always moved by the memories I hear and this one was a particularly powerful reminder of the vulnerability in even the most powerful love relationships. May we all remember how precious our time is with our loved ones here and in the spirit realm also. 🌹 #hurricanekatrina #memorial #memorialpainting #memorialpaintings #processinggrief #processinggriefthroughart #artheals #artisthemessenger #artisthehealer #artmatters #artistsmatter #grief #griefwork #griefsupport #griefsurvivor #artismedicine #artmeditation #griefandgratitude #healing #healingtrauma #deathisnottheend #lifeafterdeath #spiritworld #metabolizegrief #overcomingtrauma #heartart #artishealing #artasprayer #artsaveslives Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Two lovers walk under the winter solstice full moon; arms intertwined.
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Two lovers walk under the winter solstice full moon; arms intertwined.⁣ ⁣ “This is going to be a special year for us,” he says. “I think it’s the start of something new.”⁣ ⁣ “Let’s have another baby,” I whisper, as we stop to kiss under the trees.⁣ ⁣ A week later, he wakes up feeling a bit unwell. He is dead within three months.⁣ ⁣ 🖤🖤🖤⁣ ⁣ I wrote an essay about grief a few months ago and it’s been published in the Globe & Mail today. I don’t like the title, so maybe just pretend they kept it titled as “Grief is Love” if you read it. ☺️⁣ ⁣ Link to article in profile. ⁣ ⁣ ❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️⁣ ⁣ #globeandmail @globeandmail #lovebeyondlove #griefislove #grief #loss #griefandloss #griefandlove #melanoma #griefsurvivor #livingthroughgrief #lifeafterloss #widow #youngwidow #youngandwidowed #widowshelpingwidows #death #cancer #fuckcancer #hotyoungwidowsclub #partnerloss #livingthroughloss #wavesofgrief #griefcomesinwaves #griefsurvivor #griefjourney Смотреть полностью
𝕁𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝔼𝕕𝕖𝕝𝕤𝕠𝕟- 𝕊𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝔽𝕚𝕥 𝔹𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕣 Mornings are my saving grace. 🔆🧘 I am not a morning person, but
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Mornings are my saving grace. 🔆🧘 I am not a morning person, but I have come to enjoy that sweet time before my crazy day starts. (Que Francesca Battistelli's "When the Crazy Kicks In" song). Ya know, kids pulling you in every direction, to-do lists piling up, wearing all your hats (cook, cleaner, babysitter, chouffer, etc). How I start the day, really drives my mood for the rest of the day. When I can do a little meditation & prayer, get out for a walk & journal my gratitudes, that's when I feel like a million bucks no matter what the circumstances.  It sets my mind on a positive note, & I feel unstoppable. What's your favorite way to start the morning?? I'd love for you to share below...👇 . . . . . #sweetfitbaker #cakeartist #journalinggratitude #cakelove   #morningintentions #edibleart #cakes #thinkoutsidethecakebox #gratituderoutine #middleschoolmom #momofgirls #homebaker #morningroutines #cakeideas #cakesofinstagram #fecoach #cakedesigner #cakedecorator #cakedesign #griefsurvivor #creativecakes #christiangettingfit #christianmom   #cakesstagram #settonefortheday #instacake #cakeoftheday #christianmomgetttingfit #sweettreats #selftaughtbaker Смотреть полностью
𝕁𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝔼𝕕𝕖𝕝𝕤𝕠𝕟- 𝕊𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝔽𝕚𝕥 𝔹𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕣 Ever wish you could go back to your old self and give her wisdom? -Enj
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Ever wish you could go back to your old self and give her wisdom? -Enjoy every moment. -What you do now will impact you later. -Get a job doing something you love. -Always love who you are, no matter what anyone (including yourself) says about you. -You are stronger than you think. What I wish I could tell my old me is that you can do anything you set your mind to with God's help. I never really thought much about what the impacts of the "see it eat it" diet would be.  I never thought how my joints & back would feel with the extra weight and no exercise.  I didn't want to hear the doctor tell me I was obese (such an ugly word). And I definitely did not love who I was. My mom's deteriorating health and eventually passing, lit a fire in me to be a Better Me.  I didn't & don't want to be like someone else.  I just want to be the best me possible.  God made you unique, so stop comparing yourself to others. That means fueling my body with the best foods & drinks possible.  That means sacrificing 20-30 minutes a day to get my workouts done.  That means reading books to help me grow.  That means believing in me.  That means loving who I am NOW & not waiting until I am at whatever goal I set.  That means leaning into a tribe of amazing women for support when things get tough, which is a daily thing for me.  That means reaching out and helping others be their best versions too. Is it time to take a chance on being the best You?  Stop waiting for someday to happen.  Someday is Today! . . . . . #abused #abuse_warriors #abusesurvivor #emotionalabuse #abusedwomen #verbalabuse #sexualabuserecovery #sexualabusesurvivor #sexualabusesurvivorstories #overcomer #grievinglossofmom #christianmom #christiangettingfit #selftaughtbaker #powerofiam #sweetfitbaker #momoftweengirl #selftaughtbaker #homebaker #cakedecorator #faithfirst #catmom #catlover #griefwarrior #karatemom #lovetohike #lossofmother #musicmom #griefsurvivor #fecoach Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone ✨ This is a story about magic ✨⁣⁣Bri titled his journal: The
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✨ This is a story about magic ✨⁣ ⁣ Bri titled his journal: The Book of Dreams. “The magical experiences of following signs”, he wrote. Since Bri died, signs have been everywhere. Strange synchronicities, “coincidences”, and straight up messages have filled my life to the brim.⁣ ⁣ Bri always said: “Signs are messages that wherever you are, that’s where you’re supposed to be.” ⁣ ⁣ A few months ago, a friend got me a coiled ring that massages specific energy zones as you roll it up and down your fingers. A small booklet explains that each finger is reflected in a different organ and massaging it stimulates and supports various emotions, promoting healing. One finger for anger, one for grief, one for letting go. Using it calms my racing nerves. ⁣ ⁣ As I packed up our tent at the end of our canoe trip, I was literally losing my shit. The narrative in my mind was that I had tried to do something “normal”, something previously beloved, and it had been an epic failure. This loss had taken canoe trips away from me too. They were no longer enjoyable or magic. They were just brutally hard. I had lost my patience with Davida only moments before and felt guilty and angry. I didn’t know how I could possibly get us back home. I didn’t know if I had it in me. ⁣ ⁣ Suddenly, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. The coiled ring was lying beside our tent, catching the light. I didn’t remember packing it but I often forget things these days, so I figured it must have just fallen out of my pack. “I’m so glad I didn’t lose that”, I thought. I sat and quietly rolled it up and down my middle finger. I breathed, put it back in my pack, and continued on with our day. ⁣ ⁣ Yesterday when I got back to our apartment, I walked into my office. Sitting on my desk, was the ring. ⁣ ⁣ I hadn’t brought it on our canoe trip after all. The ring catching light in the forest was a second copy of the same ring my friend had gotten me. ⁣ ⁣ “Signs are messages that wherever you are, that’s where you’re supposed to be.” ⁣ ⁣ As I lay them side-by-side, I see that they are slightly different colours. Now I’ll never forget which one was gifted to me by my friend and which one by magic. ✨✨✨ Смотреть полностью
J.Nicole Ep.2- Where does heartache go if not let out? Out Now! Click link in
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Ep.2- Where does heartache go if not let out? Out Now! Click link in my bio. Subscribe. Share. Review. Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Bri,⁣⁣Happy birthday my sweet love. I am eternally grateful that
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Bri,⁣ ⁣ Happy birthday my sweet love. I am eternally grateful that you were born into this life and I was able to walk (and paddle) with you for a time. ⁣ ⁣ Today I raise my glass to you and to me. To a time when canoe trips were full of simple joys, the best team work, and love mirrored back to each other as we sat across from one another in the canoe. ⁣ ⁣ Today was so different from your birthday five years ago today. But these photos will forever ring true to me. This was your favourite birthday ever, with me alone in Killarney, paddling around and dreaming of the years to come. ⁣ ⁣ Today you would have turned forty-two. Except that you will never be forty-two. Not in this life. Not in this body. The seven years that always separated us, shrinks smaller every day as I age and you do not. One day, I will be older than you now, Bri. C R A Z Y! ⁣ ⁣ These photos are magic. We are mirrored back to each other through our joy. Through our love. Five years can pass in an instant. Five years can seem so far away. Thank you for bringing this sweet side out in me. And thank you for seeing my true self, all my darkness and flaws and bumpy bits, and for loving me anyways. That is a gift I will carry forever. ⁣ ⁣ Before the trauma and the loss we had a shared vision. Remember? We dreamed of being old together. Of sitting in our rocking chairs on a porch, holding hands and staring out into the forest. No matter how chaotic life got, that image always used to bring me back. On the other side of all of this, was always that. ⁣ ⁣ Bri, you were always my anchor. Now I find myself drifting. I don’t know where this leads. I don’t know where this road goes. The image of us together will always exist here for me. But alongside it, another image has started to slowly, faintly appear. I now have two different lives, growing side by side. Coexisting. Fusing. Connecting. ⁣ ⁣ You were here and then you weren’t. And yet you still are. My head is still spinning and my heart is still racing. What the fuck happened? ⁣ ⁣ Love beyond love forever and for always. Happy birthday my 🍯🐻. ⁣⁣ ⁣ Love, ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Mir ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Ps - Can you believe I took D on a canoe trip on my own? WTF is wrong with me!? ⁣⁣ Смотреть полностью
J.Nicole Passion 🎧. I’m excited for Episode 2 to drop tomorrow morning 8 a
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Passion 🎧. I’m excited for Episode 2 to drop tomorrow morning 8 am. Are you? Link to show in bio. Go subscribe and leave a review while you’re there 🙏🏽 Смотреть полностью
Jessica Wagener Death is inevitable and final, dying is hard, and grief can devour us.
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Death is inevitable and final, dying is hard, and grief can devour us. But there is hope and comfort, even wisdom and growth, in facing and dealing with Death. My recent blogpost (German; link in bio ☝🏼) contains everything I learned so far about Death, grief and dying. And perhaps this can help a devastated soul out there. You are not alone. • • • #deathstagram #deathpositive #death #dying #grief #griefjourney #griefsurvivor #hope #trauer #tod #sterben #trauerbewältigung #trauern Смотреть полностью
Kimberly Turnage Palacios Slowly the clouds are clearing and gradually I can feel myself again.
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Slowly the clouds are clearing and gradually I can feel myself again. This is big. #fightorflight #griefsurvivor #godhasmeinhisarms 💜💜💜 Смотреть полностью
Lizy Theys ........#babylosssurvivor #childlosssurvivor #griefsurvivor #p
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. . . . . . . . #babylosssurvivor #childlosssurvivor #griefsurvivor #pregna ncylosssurvivor #survivingtothriving #widowsupport #suicideloss #inspirationalquotes #griefquote #holdingontohope Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Bri loved taking me on Sunset Cruises around the pond at my cottage. H
Minden, Ontario
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Bri loved taking me on Sunset Cruises around the pond at my cottage. He’d make me fancy bloody mary’s and delicious snacks and he’d tell me not to bring a paddle. And so I, the seasoned paddler, would sigh and let him chauffeur me around the lake after preparing my feast for me. ⁣ ⁣ Bri read somewhere that when a baby is conceived, it takes a day or two for the egg and sperm to actually connect. He always joked that the moment he took this photo of me, was the exact moment Davida decided to join our family. He would laugh and say: “That little monkey looked down and said, Sunset Cruises look pretty cool, I’ll join in with them!”. ⁣ ⁣ A few days ago, I took D on a sunset cruise. It wasn’t as luxurious as Bri always made it for me. We didn’t have fancy snacks or his laugh lifting the mood. But the sun still sets in the exact same place over the trees of the pond. The early evening sun still shines down on your face and makes you squint your eyes and smile as you bask in the warm, sweet glow. ⁣ ⁣ I sat in Bri’s spot in the canoe and I chauffeured her around as she laughed and smiled back at me. ⁣ ⁣ It wasn’t the same. Of course it wasn’t. But Sunset Cruises were Bri’s thing and now they’re our thing. Souls come and souls go. It’s such a mystery and it’s so familiar all at once. These two sweet souls are mine and I love them. Here or there and always and forever.⁣ ⁣ #lovebeyondlove #griefislove #grief #loss #griefandloss #griefandlove #melanoma #griefsurvivor #livingthroughgrief #lifeafterloss #widow #youngwidow #youngandwidowed #widowshelpingwidows #death #cancer #fuckcancer #hotyoungwidowsclub #partnerloss #livingthroughloss #wavesofgrief #griefcomesinwaves #griefsurvivor #griefjourney Смотреть полностью
👑KueenK💋 How I’m walking into the weekend after the week I had (see prev post
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How I’m walking into the weekend after the week I had (see prev post) coming outta this slump like 🙌🏾🖤💫 • • • #Repost @jayversace ~Me after a mental breakdown ~ • • • LIKE👍🏾 SHARE🗣 FOLLOW👣⤵️ @kandidly_kueen @kandidly_kueen @kandidly_kueen ~ • • • #blackmentalhealthmatters #cleansing #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #blackmentalwellness #healing #blackmentalhealth #sage #mentalhealthadvocate #Blogger #smile #vibe #stressrelief #meditation #anxietyrelief #GriefSurvivor #depression #follow #share #depressionhelp #blackgirlmagic #naturalista #weekendvibes #mood #friday #love #happy #followforfollowback #kandidkonvos Смотреть полностью
Kont;nued_Love🖤 Just a little cleansing before your weekend to get your mind right!
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Just a little cleansing before your weekend to get your mind right! 🖤💫 • I just love his page!! Always makes me smile lol • • Posted @withrepost@jayversace here’s your weekly cleansing!!! you’re welcome ❤️ • • • LIKE👍🏾 SHARE🗣 FOLLOW 👣⤵️ @kontinuedlove @kontinuedlove @kontinuedlove • • • #blackmentalhealthmatters #cleansing #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #blackmentalwellness #healing #blackmentalhealth #sage #blog #mentalhealthadvocate #Blogger #smile #vibe #stressrelief #meditation #explore #anxietyrelief #GriefSurvivor #depression #follow #depressionhelp #blackgirlmagic #naturalista #weekendvibes #mood #friday #love #happy #followforfollowback #kontinuedlove Смотреть полностью
Waite and Son Funeral Homes We recently read a blog post on the website, @whatsyourgrief, titled:
Medina, Ohio
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We recently read a blog post on the website, @whatsyourgrief , titled: The Reality of Growth and Grief: Where the Hell is My Rainbow? While the authors don’t deny the potential for post-traumatic growth, they do realize that when you’re in the early stages of grief, such sentiments can block the griever off from such ideas, forever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She states, “if you don’t become the butterfly or find the rainbow, you feel like you failed, grieved wrong, or it is your fault. This one is tricky, because there are many grievers who have the experience of making a choice to think differently, in a way that they later realize was crucial to moving out of the darkest place. You hear their stories and can be left wondering, “If that happened to them, why isn’t it happening for me?”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For many, the thought of moving forward in grief can feel terrifying. What has your experience been with the butterfly or rainbow analogy? Смотреть полностью
Wendy NW #survivor #grief #griefsurvivor #suicidesurvivor #strength#mentalhealt
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#survivor #grief #griefsurvivor #suicidesurvivor #strength #mentalhealth
ForeverMissed.com I will never stop grieving over you because I will never stop loving y
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I will never stop grieving over you because I will never stop loving you. . 🕯 Sharing memories of a lost loved one helps keep them alive in your heart. A perfect way to celebrate the life of a special person is with an Online Memorial through ForeverMissed.com. Share pictures and stories and pay homage to their memory. . 🔗 Active link to our website is in the bio ➡️ @forevermissedmemorials . . . . . #forevermissedmemorials #forevermissed #grievingmom #grievingmoms #grievingmother #grievingparents #iamstillstanding #livingafterloss #griefsurvivor #copingwithgrief #childlossawareness #grieftribe Смотреть полностью
J.Nicole Need something to listen to on your commute today? I got you. Link i
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Need something to listen to on your commute today? I got you. Link in bio.
S k y e  D e u t s c h b e i n I started using essential oils because my emotions were fried and I wa
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I started using essential oils because my emotions were fried and I was desperate for any help I could get. I realised pretty quickly how powerful aromatherapy can be. It started me on wonderful journey or natural health and well-being, and I've never looked back. . . Here are just a few of some of my favourites for relaxation: - Lavender...hello, queen of oils - Stress Away...my island holiday in a bottle - Ylang Ylang...so intoxicating - Northern Lights Black Spruce...because the scents associated with walking through the forest are always so good for the soul - Peace and Calming: For all the peaceful and calming feels! . . My favourite way to use these oils are to pop them in the diffuser, or to pop a drop in my palms and inhale the scent deeply. Often I then apply the left over to the back of my neck and shoulders so the scent lingers. . . What's your favourite way to relax? Смотреть полностью
J.Nicole When I say God’s plan- I mean that. SWIPE ⬅️⬅️⬅️ I don
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When I say God’s plan- I mean that. SWIPE ⬅️⬅️⬅️ I don’t have a cure for grief. I don’t believe anyone does. What I have is my experience and perspective. I have tools and resources to help us navigate when we are faced with it. Because sadly, we all will be faced with it. Again, thank you all for the love. Link in bio. Spotify. Stitcher. Tune In. Смотреть полностью
J.Nicole Thank you so much to everyone for the love and support today. It’s
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Thank you so much to everyone for the love and support today. It’s means so much to me to not only have you tune in to the first episode of my new podcast but the feedback has shown me that I was right to trust my gut. By my gut I mean what I believed to be God’s plan for this season in my life. If you haven’t already please check it out. Link in bio. Subscribe, share, leave a review if you are listening on a platform where you can. Happy Birthday Gram ❤️ . . . . Смотреть полностью
Waite and Son Funeral Homes Grief Myth: the pain will go away faster if you ignore it. ⠀⠀⠀
Medina, Ohio
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Grief Myth: the pain will go away faster if you ignore it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trying to ignore your loss can only make it worse in the long run. We encourage you to take a small step today, to face your pain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Schedule a counseling appointment, find a grief support group, call a trusted friend, spend time journaling, or go on a walk with the intent of facing your emotions. However you decide to engage your grief is up to you - it’s your journey and no one else’s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are looking for a structured opportunity to engage with others in grief, we invite you to join us for community and candid conversation over a shared meal at our new quarterly dinner series called, The Gathering. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our fall event will occur on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Mugrage Park in Medina, Ohio. This is a free community event for the bereaved. For more information or to RSVP, email ashley@waitefunrealhome.com. Смотреть полностью
J.Nicole Who can relate?The moments leading up to recoding my first podcast h
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Who can relate? The moments leading up to recoding my first podcast had me feeling like I was standing for the national anthem before one of my HS basketball games. I used to always feel super nervous inside but tried to appear cool, calm and collected. What I realized about the correlation between the two is when you are determined to succeed and your hearts in it- your emotions will be overwhelming at times. But once the ref throws the ball up in the air or in this case the producer counts you down it’s go time. It’s time to share my God given abilities with the world. This clip sums it all up. Even had a little cheering section from @devinwade and @ambitiouspisces I appreciate them both. As I was nervous to the point of slight confusion in the beginning 😂😂😂 you’ll have to listen in tomorrow to see what I mean! . . . . Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone This place will always hold a piece of my soul. The air is thick with
Minden, Ontario
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This place will always hold a piece of my soul. The air is thick with life here. We are held in the magic of the pond and the sky. The loons and the crickets. It is a place I have always come to heal my broken heart. It has seen me through every joy and every sorrow. Welcome back to my life, sweet space, welcome back. ⁣ ⁣ 🌿💦✨⁣ ⁣ #lovebeyondlove #griefislove #grief #loss #griefandloss #griefandlove #melanoma #griefsurvivor #livingthroughgrief #lifeafterloss #widow #youngwidow #youngandwidowed #widowshelpingwidows #death #cancer #fuckcancer #hotyoungwidowsclub #partnerloss #livingthroughloss #wavesofgrief #griefcomesinwaves #griefsurvivor #griefjourney Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone “Davida, you remind me so much of Dada right now. Look at your eyes!
Minden, Ontario
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“Davida, you remind me so much of Dada right now. Look at your eyes! Do you think there’s some sort of split soul thing happening between you two monkeys?”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “I don’t know if that is quite what is happening, Mama.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “Well, do you ever hear him, D?”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “Well, I don’t exactly hear his voice speaking...”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “Ok, what do you hear?”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ (Pause). ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “Well... I hear his footsteps walking towards my bedroom door at nighttime.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “And what does he do when he gets there D?”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “Well, now he just looks at my doorknob. Yes, for now he just looks at my doorknob.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ✨✨✨⁣⁣ A word for word dictation from our supper conversation this evening. We stared out at the lake and tears streamed down my cheeks. Life is so beautiful. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 💗💗💗⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #lovebeyondlove #griefislove #grief #loss #griefandloss #griefandlove #melanoma #griefsurvivor #livingthroughgrief #lifeafterloss #widow #youngwidow #youngandwidowed #widowshelpingwidows #death #cancer #fuckcancer #hotyoungwidowsclub #partnerloss #livingthroughloss #wavesofgrief #griefcomesinwaves #griefsurvivor #griefjourney Смотреть полностью
Kont;nued_Love🖤 Just a reminder that it starts with YOU 🖤•••LIKE👍🏾
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Just a reminder that it starts with YOU 🖤 • • • LIKE👍🏾 SHARE🗣 FOLLOW 👣⤵️ @k ontinuedlove @kontinuedlove @kontinuedlove • • • #mentalhealthawareness #Blogger #blackmentalhealth #love #blackmentalhealthmatters #blackmentalwellness #mentalhealth #positivevibes #happy #smile #semicolon #healthymind #healing #mentalhealthrecovery #GriefSurvivor #depression #semicolonproject #explore #blackgirlmagic #naturalista #selflove #endthestigma #followforfollowback #magic #mood #insta #qotd #feelgood #endthestigma #blog #kontinuedlove Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Accidental photo recreations have been following us around since Bri d
Minden, Ontario
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Accidental photo recreations have been following us around since Bri died. I’ll be looking back through photos from our day after D is asleep and I’ll think, “This photo looks familiar. I remember this, but with Bri.” ⁣ ⁣ Sure enough, I’ll look back and find it. Repeated patterns. Deja Vu’s. A highlight of his physical absence all tied up with the reminder of our constant connection. ⁣ ⁣ Seasons have shifted. Babies have been born. My heart has broken and cracked open in every last space our together-energy filled. ⁣ ⁣ I stare at these photos, stacked on top of each other, like the two lives I now inhabit. I draw my eyes in to the very centre of both photos. The constant. My daughter’s hand clasped in mine. I close my eyes and for a moment I can feel Bri behind me, with a sweet warmth and a gentle nudge forward. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve always loved patterns. I believe they are meant to be acknowledged. They are meant to be noticed. To me, they light the way towards what is magical and sacred. What is true. ⁣ ⁣ 🔥🔥 #twinflames #lovebeyondlove #griefislove #grief #loss #griefandloss #griefandlove #melanoma #griefsurvivor #livingthroughgrief #lifeafterloss #widow #youngwidow #youngandwidowed #widowshelpingwidows #death #cancer #fuckcancer #hotyoungwidowsclub #partnerloss #livingthroughloss #wavesofgrief #griefcomesinwaves #griefsurvivor #griefjourney #saytheirname Смотреть полностью
J.Nicole 🚨🚨🚨Monday, August 19th, The Grief Bully Podcast, hosted by y
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🚨🚨🚨 Monday, August 19th, The Grief Bully Podcast, hosted by yours truly will launch with its debut episode. Here’s a sneak preview. It’s my commitment and personal mission to combat grief by first having the unspoken conversations around the reality of life after loss. I hope y’all are as excited as I am. Love & Light 💪🏽 . . . . Смотреть полностью
J.Nicole I have a good feeling this is going to be something special. The funn
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I have a good feeling this is going to be something special. The funny thing is it’s not because I’m involved (that helps haha), just kidding. But it’s because I know God is involved. The pictures that I share could never tell you how long this was a prayer. I went to God about this to get confirmation and clarity if it was go time. I’ve invested time into to really learning about podcasting itself. I’ve been patient for the link with the right people. It’s so beautiful when you wait on God how easily it seems things just fall into place. I don’t have to wait for this to blow up for it to be successful because the mission is : ONE. If The Grief Bully Podcast can encourage ONE person. If it can restore hope in ONE life. When it connects the dots to ONE persons pain. That moment when ONE person allows themselves to feel. Well then we’ve already WON. (see what I did there lol) August 19th is my late Grams Birthday, releasing my first podcast episode on Grief on her birthday means so much to me. It shows me how far I’ve come in this grief journey. It reiterates if you do the healing work you can become whole again to some extent. I’ve created a new normal. Most importantly I know she would be so so so proud of me. She would have never wanted me to let my pain of losing her cause me to give up on my plan to help make change in this world. So I invite you to celebrate her birthday with me on Monday, August 19th, by listening to Episode 1! Love & Light ✨ . . . . Смотреть полностью
ForeverMissed.com I miss our conversations. I miss how we used to talk every minute of e
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I miss our conversations. I miss how we used to talk every minute of every day and how I was able to tell you everything that was on my mind. . 🕯Words can help in times of grief. What words of support and encouragement can you share for people who are grieving today? . 🔗 Active link to our website is in the bio ➡ @forevermissedmemorials . . . . . #forevermissedmemorials #forevermissed #talkaboutgrief #griefsupport #grief #bereavementsupport #griefshare #griefwork #griefquotes #copingwithgrief #griefsurvivor #gonebutnotforgotten Смотреть полностью
wandasncredible Happy Birthday in Heaven Mommy !!! P.S. I wrote a special letter to yo
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Happy Birthday in Heaven Mommy !!! P.S. I wrote a special letter to you it’s the best present I can give. wandasncredible.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/dear-mom/ #happybirthdayinheaven #mom #mommy #red #grandma #greatgrandma #womanoffaith #womanofgod #beinspired #liveinspired #griefsurvivor Смотреть полностью
Mira Simone Dreamboat Dad carrying my baby through the forest. 🌿⁣⁣⁣⁣T
Minden, Ontario
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Dreamboat Dad carrying my baby through the forest. 🌿⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This was meant to be the beginning of new traditions. A new family. Now I think about my life, this life right now, flowing out in front of me, and I realize that one day this photo will represent a brief period of time. It was a time filled with magic star dust and sprinkled with infinite love. Time is so strange to me now. Seven years can pass in an instant. ⁣⁣ ⁣ And yet in a second, I am back here again. As if nothing happened. Part of me will always be here, and there and there and there. Snapshots of moments before the trauma, before the losses, all the losses. Before everything changed. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Sometimes I look at photos like this, taken one year before Brian got sick and I imagine a big black clock hanging over us, just counting down time. And there we are just living and loving each other. Oblivious of what was to come. I wasn’t afraid of melanoma. I didn’t think it could get Bri. 🖤⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Time is nothing, love is everything. Huge soul growth can happen in a second. We can be asleep for years. Our hearts can connect across space and time. Across chasms between life and death, between here and then, between there and now. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Today D and I drove up to my family cottage, a place I’ve been coming to since I was a child. A place I grew up in. A place that has seen me through my greatest sorrows and greatest joys. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Bri loved it here. And I loved it infinitely more with him. As with so much in my life, he helped me see the magic that was here all along. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ My mother has always said that Brian’s soul animal is the Blue Heron. He lives on our lake and there are years we don’t see him at all and other years when we see him all the time. He’s beautiful. Strong and graceful, quiet and powerful. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Today, as we drove down the hill approaching the lake, I stopped the car. We stared in silence at the still waters. “Mama, LOOK!”, she pointed and then I saw him. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The blue heron was sitting on a log at the edge of the water, looking at us. And then, without missing a beat, he lifted off, soaring high into the sky and flying straight towards our cottage, leading the way. Смотреть полностью
S k y e  D e u t s c h b e i n When you wake up with a pounding head, but can't hide under the covers
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When you wake up with a pounding head, but can't hide under the covers because you need to show up for your kids Athletics carnival....Coffee, and Oils.... Смотреть полностью