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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....

Springtime In My Heart

Monday, October 11th, 2010
It’s been unseasonably warm in the Rocky Mountains lately. We have an early and warm spring and I am not complaining one bit! I live for the sun’s warmth on my pale skin and the joy I feel when flowers begin popping out of the ground. I feel reborn, which of course is what spring is all about. In the last two weeks, two mothers have lost their babies at 16 weeks of pregnancy. I have been there as their counselor to help them birth their baby (after a certain stage of pregnancy mothers musRead More....

A Tribute To 911

Monday, October 11th, 2010
I met Sharon when she read an article about the book my husband and I wrote. She wrote me an email and eventually we talked by phone. After our first conversation, I remember turning the phone off on that warm August 2009 day, sitting under my favorite tree in the yard and weeping. The story she told ripped me to my very core and will never be sewn shut. Sharon was on the 80th floor in one of the twin towers and while I will not go into details, her horrific journey to survival thaRead More....

What Am I So Afraid Of?

Monday, October 11th, 2010
I want to dissolve the fear in my life. I want to live from a place of trust and openness, and not let insecurity get in my way. I’ve decided that in order to do that I need to acknowledge my fears and then wish them goodbye, not let them have power over me. Most of my fears stem from my past. Growing up in a wealthy community, but not coming from a wealthy family, I looked around me and constantly made comparisons and judgments about myself. I figured out what I needed to do, wear and say Read More....

Memorial Day Tribute

Monday, October 11th, 2010
John Husband, Chairman of the Managing Committee of Holland and Hart (the law firm Art works for), wrote the following letter to all the lawyers and staff in the firm, which is the largest law firm in the West. I appreciated what he said so much, I asked if I could share it and he agreed. I hope you all will enjoy his words as well and take them to heart on this special weekend:   Memorial Day will always have a special place in my heart.  The holiday was originally meant to be a timRead More....