Posts Tagged ‘grief support’

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....

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....

Listening With Your Heart

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
I think an essential part of the grieving process is what I've heard called "liminal space," or a time between things. If you've had significant loss in your life, you know that there is a time period when you are beyond the intense period of crying but you still feel the pit in your stomach, and the missing still aches inside you. It's as if your head says to your body, "Okay, this person is gone. He/she is not coming back. You have honored them, grieved for them, allowed them the freedom to 'gRead More....

Sharing our Pain

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Loss is so horrible. It hurts in ways none of us can put words to perfectly. In fact, I think the devastation and other massive emotions we encounter make us go to lonely places we aren't sure we can recover from. When my brother committed suicide, for so long I wondered if the ache in my chest would ever leave? Other days I begged the ache never to leave because it was my connection to Rod. The emotions were my link to his memory. One of the most important things I think you can do when you Read More....

CJ’s Bus…Inspiration!

Friday, October 30th, 2009
I’m having one of those days when I feel thankful to be alive. It’s crazy because as I look outside at all of the snow we are having in Aspen and around, I think, why am I so happy? It is freezing cold, the sun hasn’t been out in three days and all I want to do is crawl into bed and sleep but I am at work instead. A few days ago I received a phone call from a woman who had just finished our book. She left this very cool message about how the book had touched her. I didn’t know her stoRead More....