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Lile

Monday, March 11th, 2013
IMGLile   One year ago today a beautiful, smart and curious young seven year-old boy named Lile went for a hike on his family’s ranch. It was the same ranch where he searched for arrowheads with his Dad and Mom, where he Read More....

Synergy Yoga Retreat

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
Art and I have spent a week in Sayulita, Mexico. We went for a yoga retreat with 20+ other people who happen to come from all over, though many were from the Aspen area. Though Art and I went primarily for the yoga (synergy—which is partnership yoga, and Bikram’s) and the instructors—Kate, Amanda and Ambere, who have become good friends, what I love is the extra surprise of meeting other participants and spending a week with them in a relaxed setting. We’ve stayed at a resortRead More....

Giving Back

Friday, May 13th, 2011
I wanted to share an email that Art wrote to a friend who asked him the question, "What prompted you to give back to others after the accident?" Mornin’ Alex.   I love the passion and purpose that you are bringing to this adventure.   Kathy, Tanner and Shea are wonderful.   An entire collage of their pictures rests on the wall of my office directly in front of my desk and over the top of the screen that I’m working on.  They are always with me.  The framed collage contains a lengRead More....

Seeing the Light Even in the Darkness

Friday, April 8th, 2011
Spring can be such a breath of fresh air. Especially if you live in the mountains where it snows all winter. Once the buds start blooming on the trees and the sun seems even more intense, it’s as if the world’s telling you to wake up and feel the hope around you. Conflicting emotions surface for me in spring and early summer because it’s when my brother, Rod, killed himself. I begin to feel the emotions creep up before the actual day when he left. I start to react to things I woRead More....

Together

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
Sixteen years ago today my husband Art lost his family when a boulder hit the car they were driving in Glenwood Canyon. With compassion and guts he has worked through the grip that grief put hold on him. He has missed Kathy, Shea and Tanner so intensely that at times, when I held him amidst this pain, I wondered if any human could come out alive. In that missing and in the remembering of their time here on earth, he has honored them so beautifully. There has not been a day wheRead More....

Surviving the Holidays After Loss

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
When your heart is broken in grief, you’re not sure how you are going to get through the next day, much less the holidays. Holidays should be spent with the ones we love. It’s a time of celebration, of giving to those we care about. So, if your loved one has died, please don’t think I am in any way making light of the hole you must feel in the center of your being. I only wish to offer ways to honor and remember the one who is gone from your life. My brother committed suicide wheRead More....

Important Word From Paul Harvey

Monday, October 11th, 2010
I love Paul Harvey and I love these words he says..... Paul Harvey Writes: We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better. I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would. I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the Read More....

Aspen Authors’ Book To Become Movie

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Contact: Sheryl Barto Sheryl@ocommunications.net 970-704-1112

ASPEN AUTHORS’ BOOK TO BECOME MOVIE Book-to-Movie Adaptation in the Works for Allison and Art Daily’s “Out of the Canyon”

ASPEN, Colo. – June 27, 2011 – Ghost Town Ventures of Los Angeles has purchased the movie rights to “Out of the Canyon,” an inspiring story of how two people managed to survive the tragic deaths of those closest to them and hRead More....

Joplin Missouri

Monday, October 11th, 2010
An Update on Joplin, Missouri On May 23rd Joplin was devastated by a tornado. Most of us saw pictures and read reports of how tragic the damage was. Weeks later I can’t get them out of my mind. I keep thinking to myself, “Oh, I’m going to yoga or work or for a hike or whatever I am doing.” And then I stop and think, “What are the people in Joplin doing? Are they trying to find their belongings still? Are they grieving for someone they lost? Do they have hope?” I find it so easyRead More....

The Numbness In Grief

Monday, October 11th, 2010
I am a grief counselor. My work usually begins inside the hospital and then takes me into the real life of people who are experiencing loss. Lately I have been talking with them by phone, or at parties. Loss seems to turn up everywhere I look. It reminds me of the pretend monsters I imagined as a child, the ones that lurk behind doors, waiting to spring out and surprise me. No one ever wants to feel the loss of a child or a loved one. It is truly devastating. In fact, for me to even try to puRead More....