Grief Myths

Hello Dear friends As the bright light of Summer slowly wanes, Mother Nature in all her immense wisdom teaches us about endings. She shows us that “nothing gold can stay”, as Robert Frost so eloquently stated. The sacred cycles of nature elucidate that everything is fleeting and will at some point, cease to exist in the form that we once knew. The natural response to loss and endings is grief, no matter what form or intensity that grief takes as expression. In our culture, we perceive what grief ‘should’ or ‘should not’ look like in subtle ways, like how our…

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Grief, Self-Love & Soul Tending

With all of my being, I send out love and blessings to all of you for this new year, 2019. May it be a year full of peace, presence, open-hearted communication, expansion and love. I have spent the first few weeks of the year fallow and quiet with the intention of listening to my soul and the soul of the world, to gain insight on how best I might serve my community in grief support and soul tending. As I’ve gotten quiet, I’ve been reminded of how in our culture, there is a certain amount of pressure on us to enter into…

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Today My Heart Feels Full

Today my heart feels full. Last week was a week of ritual and ceremony and journeys to the underworld. The final culmination of a week of going deep was a workshop and ritual on Abortions, Miscarriages and Gatekeepers. The day I received the email invite, I knew I had to go. Despite that knowing, there was some resistance that arose as I read the words and pondered whether I ‘should’ go. Familiar questions arose. “Haven’t I worked enough on my feelings around those experiences?” “Should I spend money on another workshop & ritual when I could just do that work…

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Grief

My husband, Matthew died a couple of months after my second miscarriage from an accidental prescription drug overdose.  It was an enormous experience for me.  I had just moved to a new area and had no support network.  My family was all in Australia.  My yearlong marriage to Matthew was my first major relationship after my divorce 7 years prior.  With Matthew I thought I’d found my life partner, my future and my family.  I was shattered beyond belief when I found him dead. I was so hard on myself through my grief.  I judged myself for not grieving ‘the…

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