#DealingWithGrief

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And just like that, in the blink of an eye 👁 my life changed in so many ways! Yes I’ve been really quiet 🤫 and you all know that 15 weeks ago I lost my beautiful Mum. 💖 and then the most unimaginable thing ever happened to our family. My Dad then past away on the 2nd October 💙 Both my Mammy and Daddy 💙💖gone 12 weeks apart. My journey of everything kind of stopped. My weight loss with slimming world🌍 my job👩🏻‍🏫 my life💋 I just can’t explain how it feels to lose 2 parents, 2 of my best friends 👫 so close together. I feel empty, sad, miserable. I feel alone. My sister and brother know how I feel as this is happening to them too. Friends go on with their life’s and so do family! I feel like I need to do something positive with this sadness, sorrow and grief! I have to because how else can I move on. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do💪🏿 There are many things that my parents👫were, strong, resilient, tough and they never ever gave up. They taught me all of these things and I am definitely their daughter so I am going to make them proud and as the wee saying goes “live my best life”. 😍First step slimming world 🍓tomorrow 😱 yikes. X Heres to a new normal, a different life and making new traditions. 💖❤️💙 #slimmingworld #healthylifestyle #dealingwithgrief #newnormal #livingmybestlife #bepositive #derrygirl #nevergiveup #makethemproud #niblogger
Lying here #thinkingofyou .. last few days in #singapore ... had a fantastic time with #familyandfriends .. this trip definitely made me #stronger .. #difmc #aediev2 #dealingwithgrief #dealingwithloss
My new blog post is up. I have been writing more lately as I find it therapeutic. Much of my writing will be about how I feel after the death of my husband and how I am coping with this and life in general. Link in bio. #blog #perfectlyimperfectbyisabel #writing #poetry #poems #writingistherapy #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #perfectlyimperfect #husband #husbandandwife #wifeandhusband #fuckcancer #cancerisabitch #cancer #grief #sad #icantbelieveyouaregone #widow #mum #theonesleftbehind #death #dealingwithgrief
When writing the book I had to trace back to some tough times. Times I’ve chosen to bury in the past. If I’m honest, thinking about them and writing them down at the time seemed to make things worse, but when I faced them head on they only made me stronger. Self awareness is something I wish I practiced more when I was younger, and finding lessons in things that have happened in the past help that. “We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on that experience”...
Me and my sister... it’s been a rough few months and although I will never be able to deal, I appreciate having her in my life. Check out today’s #blog . Link is in the bio...
Yes! Starting over in a new state was exactly what I needed ... well it’s not new, it’s where I lived when my husband and I met - but it feels so good to be back. I also want to set fire to my wardrobe, furniture, almost every thing and just start fresh. . . . I’m also trying to get som travel in - I’ll be off again next month ✈️ . . . #love #loss #grief #dealingwithloss #inspiration #griefjourney #missyou #youngloss #widow #youngwidow #healing #seeyouontheotherside #loveyoualways #strength #travel #traveltheworld #fulfillingourpromise #fulfillingourdreams #adventure #loveyou #dealingwithgrief #newnormal #lifeafterloss #Findingpeace
I visited Dad’s grave today. It’s hard to believe it’s been four years. . . And in some way it feels longer. 🍂 🍂🍂I’m committed to continuing to post about grief, because I think it’s something that’s not talked about enough. We all experience it. Every human being on this earth has (or will have) a reason to grieve. So why are we made to feel alone when our turn comes to walk this path? 🍂🍂🍂 On the other hand, I still feel completely inadequate in the face of others’ grief. I’d like to think I’ve learned to be more compassionate, less insensitive, more understanding. . . a safe place for others. And yet, grief is so individual that what is meaningful to one person can be hurtful to another, and so I still feel helpless to help. 🍂🍂🍂 So it’s not that I’m still drowning in grief. Grief changes. Life expands and grows and continues, and grief no longer fills every corner. But it also never leaves, because the love for the one who is gone (and the missing) never disappears. 🍂🍂🍂 Ultimately, grief points to hope. This life is not the end. This world is not all there is. That truth doesn’t take away the pain, but gives a context for it and therein is comfort. 🍂🍂🍂 #grief #hope #thisworldisnotmyhome #thewordofthelordstandsforever #totheendsoftheearth #imissmydad #isaiah408 #romans1520 #dealingwithgrief #copingwithgrief #october17
I am fooling only myself when I say my mother exists now only in the photograph on my bulletin board or in the outline of my hand or in the armful of memories I still hold tight. She lives on beneath everything I do. Her presence influenced who I was, and her absence influences who I am. Our lives are shaped as much by those who leave us as they are by those who stay. Loss is our legacy. Insight is our gift. Memory is our guide. . . . . . #momentsinparenthood #mommydiaries #momlife #momdiaries #momsofgirls #girlmom #girlmomlife #girlmommy #girlmoms #momlifebelike #momsofig #momentsinmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #motherlessmothers #motherlessmother #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #griefandloss #grief #griefquotes #deadmomsclub #deadmomsquad #deaddadsclub #memories #keepthememories #strength #stagesofgrief #dealingwithgrief #wednesdaymood
First time celebrating my #birthday #withoutyou ... grateful to my family and friends for sharing this day with me... gosh... I will do anything to have you with me right now.... #missyou #dealingwithloss #dealingwithgrief #strong #difmc #aediev2
When you suddenly realize that your first meal is a cup of scorching black brew. #dealingwithgrief #coffee #troublesomethursday
Getting actual pen to paper releases pent-up emotion! - (Read more on - https://sistergirl.co.za/a-new-perspective-on-grief/) #SisterGirl #DealingWithGrief #SG
We often are disappointed in life when things don’t happen the way that we want. We have to sit back, take stock and find a way to readjust. Whose been in this position before? Raise your hand if you have dealt with disappoint and have found a way to forge through? #lifecoachingtips #griefsupport #inspiring #disappointments #wherelifehappens #dealingwithgrief #healingthrugrief #authorlife #me 👋🏾 For more tips on dealing with grief, follow me @ author_cherieb on Instagram and see how I’m able to make it through.
Grief is about as consistent as one of those 90s mood rings isn’t it? One minute you’ll be laughing at that time you hid in your nan’s flat pretending to be a cat, other times you’ll take 20 minutes to work out which way the capsules go in the Nespresso machine because no matter which way you turn it, your brain can’t find the right shape to make it fit. It’s sideways by the way. There’s no right or wrong where grieving’s concerned and writing has always been a way out for me. I’ve turned the laptop on today and had a good go at it... for now I feel a bit of light relief but who knows where I’ll be in 5 hours, 5 weeks, 5 months or even 5 years. It’s funny the things that happen in this slow chapter of time between losing someone and... the rest of forever. You notice so much more of the everyday than you ever have before - like you’ve been given this extra slice of existence, despite missing a whole load of it too. Today I dropped some bank statements round to our mortgage adviser. I had to build myself up to go and see him because, well apparently it’s the easiest & most boring of tasks that are the hardest to do. It all went fine until I went to leave his front door and he said, “lovely day off today then?” and I burst into tears. I’ve met this man twice in my life and yet there we were, both ugly crying in his hallway with nothing but an unconditional love for our nans in common ❤️ Go hug your nan if you still have her please ~ they are such a wonderful but fleeting gift ✨
Another indulgent booky buy, purely for the cover. 🙋🏼‍♀️Have you done this recently? Turns out it's a magnificent and timely pick. For those of you who don't me well, I have a deep fascination with taxidermy and bones. Blame it on visiting and working in natural history museums since I was very little. (Maybe another reason why I love having stuffed animal toys even as an adult.) We have quite a lot of lovely finds just in our front yard but I pick up other items on our travels (we have two alligator heads...). I'm definitely adding this one to my winter TBR though I'll take time with it as it's a lyrical prose novel. I never lost anyone when I was young, but I can obviously relate to Lottie's collecting habits. 💀 . . . QOTD: Do have an "odd" or "unfeminine" hobby or interest? . . . . . #theartoftaxidermy #grief #yaprose #prosenovel #yabooks #loss #taxidermy #naturalhistory #bonecollector #bookflatlay #bookpic #bookstagram #booksandnaturr #bookishbashoct18 #fangirlingoctober #naturalist #collector #bookcover #dealingwithgrief #alligatorskull #antler #florals #collectionsofnature #nature #booklover #skull #wintertbr #readabook #newbook #bookhaul
Why do I exercise when I hate it ?! This 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 - Keep the mind healthy. If that gets tired, your whole body won’t work anyway ! #dealingwithgrief #strongmind #sucessfullife
Motivation Monday: I wish I loved myself more. I wish I held more confidence in who I am. I think this is far too common in the world for women and for men! . . Growing up, society told us that if we weren’t a certain size or color or pretty enough that we weren’t good enough. It’s so amazing to see people finally taking a stand and breaking down those walls! We are all wonderful in our own way. How is it that others can see the light within us but we can’t see it within ourselves? How are you going to try and change that? . . Thinking positively about yourself is the easiest thing to do to help you but the hardest thing to complete sometimes. I need to start to believe I am good enough and so should you! It all takes baby steps. It won’t happen overnight but I want to find the light within me. . . #motivationalquotes #motivationmonday #anxiety #dealingwithgrief #dealingwithanxiety #dealingwithdepression #deppression #bodyimage #bodyconfidence #selfconfidence #quotes #mayaangelou
We all have crap that we deal with in our lives......my life is not an exception. . I have always had a very hard time asking for help....I think that I can just handle things and figure them out...that that shows that I am strong. . What I have realized is that some times asking for help shows your strength more than just struggling through it on your own. . I have never been to counseling before....today was the first day of dealing with things that have been holding me down and healing so that I can be the best possible person that I can! . Here's to a new and better life....living my best life! ❤ . . . #firststeptoabetterme #iwantmysparkleback #ineedtoheal #askingforhelpshowsyourstrength
#Encouragement At times when we are faced with the issue of #death , we approach it in #fear . Our hearts are gripped by the clutches of #grief and we miss our loved ones when they move on, without us. But, with Christ #Jesus , we have #hope of seeing them again. Death is a transitory state. May you have #peace and comfort of Jesus #Christ today, as we mourn our friends and loved ones. - #Poetess Denise Fyffe #dealingwithLoss #dealingwithgrief #LifeLessons #christian #Motivation
Well, I survived the first set of anniversaries - it was a weird feeling, but knowing I survived last year, it shouldn’t have been that weird that I came out the other side. . . . The things I remember about last year are just as astounding as the things I forgot. The funeral was on October 10th 2017. I stayed with my in-laws well into October. My mother in law asking me if I went somewhere with them last year and I realized how much of the days that followed leaving the hospital were a black hole. . . . I meant to share more but I didn’t have the energy, I moved back to Texas the Friday after hell week (almost one year to the day of the day we left the hospital). I feel home again. Work has been insanely busy. I’m slowly gaining traction back into feeling good again. . . . #love #loss #grief #dealingwithloss #inspiration #griefjourney #missyou #youngloss #widow #youngwidow #healing #seeyouontheotherside #loveyoualways #strength #fulfillingourpromise #fulfillingourdreams #loveyou #dealingwithgrief #newnormal #lifeafterloss #Findingpeace
My strength have decreased with 50% since my brother passed away (just writing those words gives me anxiety.. I don’t want to accept that he is gone) I am however grateful that the rest of my family, my partner and my beautiful baby girl are all healthy. Everything else will take time to rebuild and recover. One thing about me is that I don’t give up, it’s not in my DNA. I will keep my head up high and own this battle.. surviving this hard time will make me unstoppable. . #DealingWithGrief #Setbacks #JapaneseSteel #11MonthsPostpartum #HardWork #Dedication #PostpartumFitness #workout #fitspo #bodygoals #fitmom #muscle #leanmuscle #postpartumfitness #fatloss #fitness #fit #fitfam #motivation #inspire #weightloss #bodybuilding #weightlossjourney #bodygoals #goals #fitgoals #fitmomsofig #GymSharkWomen #PersonalTrainer #Performix #PerformixHouse #NYCPersonalTrainer
It was a week ago yesterday that we lost this handsome boy 😔 it’s still so hard to believe he’s actually gone, every time I go for a walk or feed his siblings I keep expecting him to show up out of the blue-since he was just like his name implied, a Ninja...I have been dealing with a lot of anxiety since his death, and I can’t bring myself to post about my finished projects or makeup... I know it’s not healthy to hold my grief so close but there’s just a lot going on and I don’t feel like I can let myself enjoy anything or be happy/normal yet til things get sorted. But I’ll still lurk around, seeing other people’s kitties healthy and happy distracts me. #hanginginthere #mentalhealth #selfcare #takingabreak #dealingwithgrief #anxiety #catlover #animallover
GRIEF👉🏼One of the toughest emotional rollercoasters we will ever have to ride out. Expecting to one day be miraculously ‘healed’ of our pain is going to leave us continuously holding onto frustration and unrealistically searching for peace. If you’re grieving, let me share this with you, for what it may be worth: IT HURTS BECAUSE IT MATTERS, and you WON’T come out of this phase the same person who entered it, unscathed or detached from your pain. But you will come out of it, and, you will be different. You will be stronger. My inbox is open ❤️ #everybodyhurtssometimes #painmakesusstronger
A very happy publication day to #OnlyOneOfMe ! Massive congrats to @lisawells1801 , @micheyrobbo , @timbudgen36 and @cataverridoodle on the birth of your beautiful picture books. We are so honoured to have played a role in bringing them into the world. You can read about the Only One of Me project and order your copy at www.onlyoneofme.co.uk or on our website (link in bio). • • #publicationday #pubday #newbook #bookish #bereavement #grief @thecatchpoles @why_wehearyou @mummys.star #childrensbooks #picturebooks #dealingwithgrief #kidslit #childrensliterature #kidsbooks #crowdfunding #charitybook #illustration #books #newbooks #lisasarmy @lisasarmyuk #loss #indie #independentpublishing #graffeg @books.wales
Navigating the streets of #bangkok alone...in a cafe eating my favourite #thaifood alone...trying to figure out how to return to my room...remembering the great times we had together in this beautiful city...I need to learn to enjoy myself and know you will be with me on my future journeys. #dealingwithgrief #dealingwithloss #bereavement #missingyou #strong #difmc #aediev2
#36daysoftype_5 . "Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the over wrought heart and bids it break." - William Shakespeare . Dealing with grief is something one can truly learn to do only when one is faced with it. Books are riddled with sorrowful experiences that prepare you, bit by bit, for when you actually have to go through one yourself. . For 0 - 9 of 36 Days of Type, I will talk about ten things I have learnt from books. I am very late in completing this challenge, but it's never too late to inspire someone to read. . #36daysoftype #36daysofbooks #36days_late #letsread #booklove #bibliophile #authorsoffmyshelf #typography #graphicdesign #reading #books #illustration #shelflove #designblog @36daysoftype #lettering #type #adobeillustrator #5 #36days_5 #kanikatypes #grief #sorrow #dealingwithgrief #shakespeare
Jake was worried grandma wouldn’t know it was her birthday today so we sent some balloons up! #dealingwithgrief #birthdaysinheaven #flyhighballoons
We can’t quite believe these two gorgeous books are publishing this Friday. It’s been a whirlwind project and we have been delighted to be involved, helping @lisawells1801 achieve her dream of bringing these wonderful books into existence. Pre-order your copies now, head to www.onlyoneofme.co.uk. • • • #onlyoneofme #bereavement #grief #whywehearyou #mummysstar #childrensbooks #picturebooks #dealingwithgrief #kidslit #childrensliterature #kidsbooks #illustration #books #newbooks #lisasarmy #loss #indie #independentpublishing #graffeg
Beautiful, beautiful conkers- just perfect for rolling in your palms in a meditative way. It’s just over 5 years now since my Grandma passed, and I remember the day so clearly; my uncle arrived back at my parents with my Dad after going to see her afterwards- he passed me a conker he’d picked up in the grounds of the Home and smoothed in his own hands on the walk home. It felt as though he was passing me a baton of strength through distraction with that conker, and it really did help me control my emotions that day in front of others. It gave me enough headspace to get through the day, park some of my feelings for a while and just get.through.the.day. I still have that conker. Not just for warding off spiders are these chestnut beauties, but they can offer a little discreet support or headspace for contemplation too. I know this is a bit more of an open and serious post today folks, but you never know what sharing can do until you take that step yourself. Have yourselves a great day ahead, folks #worldmentalhealthday2018 . . . . . . . #conker #chestnut #autumn #trees #naturenurture #emotion #memories #strengthinsharing #sharingiscaring #grandparentsday #mindfulness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #spacetothink #headspace #strongmind #worldmentalhealthday #braverthantheelements #contemplation #taketime #reflection #timetochange #timetotalk #feelings #dealingwithgrief #dealingwithemotions #worldmentalhealthday2018 #bestrong #bekind #bekindtoyourself
The most important part when dealing with any type of loss is taking time to properly grieve. Sometimes it takes months or maybe years, however long it takes go through it and take all the time you need to heal. ——————————————- Choosing not to deal with grief prevents you from feeling other things and real emotions. Yes it hurts and it’s painful but you will emerge as a new 🦋 * * * * * * #grievingprocess #dealingwithgrief #pregnancylossawareness #pregnancylossawarenessmonth #emotionsarereal #youarehuman #healingtakestime #timetobefree #feelyourpain #podcastepisode #feelyourfeelings #adulting #healingwords #crystalshealing #godheals #theuniversehasyourback #pregnancyloss #rainbowbaby 🌈 #followyourgut #listentoyourheart #talktogod
#swipeleft ⬅️ Making it through the loss of a loved one is a difficult thing to do... Join me later today in this vulnerable conversation at 7pm. The video will be posted on my Facebook page! #linksinthebio — I pray that it helps you. . . . . . . . . . . #motivationalmonday #m2m #imotivate #inspovideo #inspirationalquotes #howto #dealingwithgrief #overcome #sadness #depression #hurt #pain #dealingwithloss #rip #yesyoucan
Grief has no time limit! 💔 Someone once told me the grieving process takes 2 years, well here we are reaching the given time and nope, still hurts! 2 years ago tomorrow night we lost my Nan and in 12 weeks it will be 2 years since we lost my mum. Time is not a healer, I’m no longer under the illusion this could be the case, time learns you to accept things more, i now accept that losing them is in no way my fault, I accept I could not have done more, I gave my all, I accept that they are gone and there isn’t a thing I can do and whilst the grief still hurts me every single day the acceptance makes it easier to bare.. I got a tattoo one birthday from my mum, it was a hard time in my life and I believed the prayer helped me cope, my mum paid for it and now I look at it as my mum helping me, it’s the serenity prayer: 🙏 God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. 🙏 Time teaches acceptance, acceptance helps.. time does not heal nor would I want it to, My pain is because I had something worth hurting for, I wouldn’t trade my pain for what I had.. 💋 Acceptance took 2 years, Grief is forever x ☝🏻 #theuglyparentingtruth #awindowtomyworld #grief #loss #hurt #pain #2years #anniversary #grandmother #mother #daughterofanangel #accept #acceptance #dealingwithgrief #love #serenityprayer #momofmany #m2ml4l2 #serenity #courage #wisdom #tattoo #coping #learning #bestrong #itsoknottobeok #prayer
MY LITTLE STAR ⭐️ | I’ve talked about this on here before but Milan’s nan (my mother in law) passed away back in April & stars have been a big topic of conversation in our house. It helps Milan to talk about his nan in a positive & happy way when he says ‘nanny is looking down on us’ & we sit there choosing which star is her. So when @nameastar contacted me & asked if we’d like to name our very own star I jumped at the chance 💫 - A YouTube video has just gone live on my channel & it’s our unboxing of the beautiful star gift set they sent to us. I also have a 25% discount code for anyone wanting to name their own star or give this lovely gift to someone. The code is INSTAOFF and this is valid on the Vivid gift set. Head over to the link in my bio to give it a watch 💛 . . . . #ad #gifted #nameastar #giftideas #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #dealingwithgrief #loss #grief #childrensgriefawareness #mumlife #momlife
You’d think time was a healer, well it’s not! Some days are good and the others are horrendous, waking up knowing your not 100% ready to face the world is the most daunting feeling. Waking up taking each day as it comes, wondering what will trigger the tears, the mood swings or just that feeling of emptiness 😔 We have the most amazing support from the people that love us, they understand it’s not a quick fix & we are all grieving for Kodi what I have noticed with losing our boy is that the dads don’t always get the support they need! Yes it is completely different for the mum losing her baby she carried & has an instant bond with but like Lee he has had to watch his baby born into this world, spent time with him but not able to bring him home, he now has to watch his wife struggling everyday wondering what he can do to fix it, grieve for his son & keep his family together. More needs to be done for those dads who can’t have their babies with them not just for the mums 🦋 I post these things... not for the attention... not for sympathy but for my own sanity & to help others in the same situation, so they know there not alone in the way they are feeling... Losing a baby isn’t anything to be embarrassed or ashamed about. People need to talk about these sort of things & awareness needs to be raised to help other families like us 🦋💙🦋 #babyloss #babyboy #babylossawareness #mummysboy 💙 #dealingwithgrief #stillbornstillloved #lossofmybaby #stillbornawareness #babylosssupport #babylosssurvivor #grievingparents
Happiness is having a dog is definitely something I agree with. We got our little Schnoodle called Noodle 🍲 3 years ago during a very difficult time for us. She lifts our spirits and makes us laugh and has helped us heal. I also love this mug as stoke on Trent is where I am from and where I grew up @repeatrepeat.co.uk . #dogsarehealing #instadog #schnoodle #schnoodlesofinstagram #noodle #dogsareace #dealingwithgrief #healing #stokeontrent #stokie #pottery #potters #beautifulmugs #ceramics
I was honored to be interviewed on PBS recently to talk about my latest book, The Only Way Out is Through. You can view the entire interview online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT4nnjrYolM - - - - - #theonlywayoutisthrough #dealingwithgrief #loss #dealingwithloss #grief #psychologist #author #authorsofinstagram
BOOK READING AND SIGNING!!! CRITICAL DRINKING BOOK GROUP AT WINE MADONNA... Critcal Drinking Book Group has invited me to read from my book "one hundred little men" on Thursday October 4th 7: to 9pm..Wine Madonna...111 2nd AV NE, ST Petersburg...I'll be signing and selling so if you don't have a copy yet, here's your chance!!! and if you already do have a copy then just come say hello! see you there... #bookgroups #artistsoninstagram #artistsandwriters #arttherapy #booksbyartists #comingout #dealingwithgrief
WHAT HAS INTUITION GOT TO DO WITH GRIEF? This talk will be aired live at www.transformationtalkradio.com at 8am PST on October 10, 2018. When have you listened or not listened to your intuition? What happened? Good or bad, happy or sad, we want to hear your stories. The best story wins a prize. Choose from one of Natasha’s intuitive development books. Call in to the radio show, Shift Happens at 1 800 930 2819 or email: natasha@natasharosewood.com with subject line: Intuitive Intelligence. While we all know what intuition is and how it can keep us from harm, we still don’t trust that inner voice. Why? Because many of us have experienced trauma and our unresolved grief creates a block in our energy and mistrust of our own judgement and Self. #grief #dealingwithgrief #intuition #intuitionandgrief #griefandintuition #healing #healinggrief #healingfromgrief #radio #radioshow #psychic #psychicradio #psychicreadings #psychicreading
Over this last week, I have learned just how strong this woman is. Shawna, you are a fantastic mother (to Ashton & River) and an incredible wife. To many, you are an Encourager, a ray of hope, a friend (that listens, that cares), with a selfless heart and desire to watch people become the best God has created them to be. Thank you, friends, for your continuing love, support, and prayer during this time. ❤️ • • #retreat #familyretreat #grief #dealingwithgrief #miscarriage #babylove #familysupport #lovingfamily #familymatters #rainbowbaby #giftoflife #strongwomen #strongwoman #strongmom
For #mcm I'm going to have to take a moment to brag about @rjrunas , my man crush every day, and a ridiculously talented artist. This is his latest piece, Grief, for the #randomize show at @mizegallery 😍 Check out his page for some amazing, fun, and often nerdy artwork. ❤️ . . . #sculpture #painting #dealingwithgrief #grief #waxsculpture #mixedmedia #ilovemyartist #patina
We wanted to let all our friends and family know that we have decided to get away for a week. We will be spending this time together as a family to gather our thoughts, rest and enjoy the gift of life God has blessed us each with. Going through this has helped me realize how important the time we have together is. ❤️ If you are praying for us here are a few things we would like to ask you to pray specifically. Please, continue to pray for Shawna. She is still dealing with some pain from time to time. Please continue to pray for me. At times I find myself losing my cool about little things that generally wouldn't bother me. Ashton also would like to ask everyone to please pray for his comfort. • • #retreat #familyretreat #grief #dealingwithgrief #miscarriage #babylove #familysupport #lovingfamily #familymatters #rainbowbaby #giftoflife #clearwaterbeach
Six months since your passing.... I’m so grateful that I experienced love like what we had in this life.. I kept to our vows.. to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part... will be wearing our #weddingring for the rest of my life. #weddingvows #dealingwithloss #dealingwithgrief #depressions #bereavement #loss #difmc #aediev2 #love
When moving through grief there are curve balls thrown at you. You can be having a great day, and out of nowhere the universe (God) put you to the test. 🌸🌸🌸. Yesterday that happened to me. The details aren't important, but the message is. It is ok to be angry, sad, to cry, to scream, TO FEEL! It is important to allow yourself to move through the emotions and validate them. Don't bypass them, or tell yourself you are not justified.🌸 🌸🌸 I don't care if it has been a week, month, or 10 years since your loved one has passed, you need to allow yourself to feel. It is thought these emotions we find our strength. It might take a few days to recover from opening your heart and work through the reason for the test, but I can assure you it is worth it! 🌸🌸🌸 Grieving is a balancing act at time, but it doesn't have to leave you feeling hopeless and defeated. I can help you build a firm foundation! 🌸🌸 #abundancemindset #abundantlife #manifest #selfworthmovement #spiritualawakenings #higherself #becomingmore #getwoke #wokewomen #woowoowoman #spirituallifecoaching #griefcoach #quartzcrystals #higherself #lifeofmydreams #desiremore #shadowworker #selflove #metaphysicaljewelry #healing #grief #metaphysicalhealing #holistic #holistichealing #aromatherapist #deathofalovedone #dealingwithgrief #dealingwithloss #griefsupport
🦋 Have to say today has been a shock & extremely hard 🦋 I haven’t had a day like today for a while... Not necessarily anything specific that set it off, just having one of those days thinking about my little boy. There isn’t a day goes by I don’t think about Kodi, we talk about him everyday wondering what he’d be doing, which dog he’d be terrorising 🙈 but suppose I can’t be this strong tough girl all the time & I have to realise myself that I will never be the same person I once was. I am a different person now & my life will never be the same. I AM A MUM 💙 just a mummy that wasn’t lucky enough to bring her baby home 😢 days like this make me even more thankful having my family & friends around me who realise there is going to be a lot of days like this but are still there to support us 💙#babyloss #lossofmybaby #sleeptight #mummysboy 💙 #mummytoaboy #stillborn #stillbirth #stillbornstillloved #grief #dealingwithgrief #babyboy #babylossawareness
Bayt Albaqa' A theme of how we survive all this time until the future. And where we will do it 100% online boutique feel free to learn for it. I'm telling my story not for sympathy but I want to give reality of how I live since all this time I keep mostly secret just with my family and certain friends. And I admit my mistake so in my IG stories I will feed new title call 'My Life My Way'. That will all about my opinion of life so don't hardly judge and why I take it. So stay tune until then. #mylife #insperation #hardlife #survive #admit #motivation #commonsense #dealingwithdeath #dealingwithit #dealingwithstress #dealingwithgrief #dealingwithlife #myracreationshouse #myralynna
Found this super cute journal to start writing Aylas astrological both chart information in along with my journaling to her and my poetry to her! Just reminded me of her! #unicorns #rainbows #journaling #poetry #dealingwithgrief #lifeafterloss #lifeafterlossofachild #writingdownmythoughts #feelings #emotions #love #outlet
Mood when I’m trying to write and can’t concentrate. Today is my Mom’s birthday and I’ve been thinking about her for two weeks. Even before I’m fully aware that the date is near, I’m more aware of the constant knots in my stomach and the anxiety that’s rearing it’s ugly head. Nobody taught me how to deal with grief. I’m self taught. Wrote an entire book about my experience. Year after year, season after season I let my stomach remind me that an important date is showing up and a mood I have to prepare for. Writing keeps me grounded and unafraid. It reminds me that on my lowest days I can find freedom with my pen or keyboard. So, I hold both close because some days that’s all I got. Even when I find it difficult to form the words clearly. #dealingwithgrief
Surprised myself! Was trying to mimic my grandmother's custard pie without her recipe. Practice run of many before the holiday season?? 😂 🥧🍁🥧🍂🥧🍁🥧 #pretendingitfeelslikefall #toohotforallthisbaking #homecooked #homemade #homecooking #custardpie #pie #baking #fallleaves #fallcolors #custard #piecrust #whatscookin #adventuresincooking #grandma #grandmother #family #loss #dealingwithgrief
This week blog is how my husband is helping me with my grief. When the friendship is gone it doesn’t stop you from feeling the loss #dealingwithdeath #dealingwithgrief #dealingwithloss
I cannot express how it felt to visit The Phone of the Wind. Itaru Sasaki and his wife were the most gracious hosts. They gave us a tour of their amazing property and gardens, complete with a treehouse and zipline. . . . #otsuchi #phoneofthewind #windphone #dealingwithgrief #healingjourney
The Body Remembers. . . . September 25 - I receive a phone call while driving home from work that my husband is in the ER. It was the start of a nightmare. I knew in my heart he wasn’t going to be ok. We arrive in the ER. The doctor pulls us into the family conference room. He tells us he has catastrophic brain damage. He had been in cardiac arrest when the paramedics arrived. He went too long without breathing. They got his heart beat back. There was brain swelling. He was on a ventilator. He was in a medicated coma. The neurologist had already left for the day. So many things just confirming that he wasn’t coming back. Walking into that ER room and seeing him on life support was the most traumatic experience I’ve ever had. I turned my back to the room and faced into the hallway, into the nurses station, I heard mother in law react to the scene. Numbness took over, a shock that would settle in my bones until February 2018. . . . I learned later that numbness and shock is how your body protects you from what you’re not ready to handle yet. I wasn’t ready to deal with it for months. Even now, thinking about what was happening exactly one year ago today makes my heart rate rise, anxiety sets in, fog settles. . . Looking up from work today I remembered that around noon a year ago my husband texted me “I love you. I hope your day is flowing a little smoother now”. . . . Well love, its not so smooth right now, but I love you so much. . . . #love #loss #grief #dealingwithloss #inspiration #griefjourney #missyou #youngloss #widow #youngwidow #healing #seeyouontheotherside #loveyoualways #strength #travel #traveltheworld #fulfillingourpromise #fulfillingourdreams #loveyou #dealingwithgrief #newnormal #lifeafterloss #Findingpeace
Well here we are folks. Hell week. The 24th is the last full 24 hours I was a wife. The last day before my life took an expected turn and I was placed on this path instead. . . . I want to talk about what I went through that week, but I hate how much I’ve been focused mentally on the death story, my thoughts, feelings, and the events from that week (because it was a week) so while I’ll share some of that, I want to share about my love. . . . My husband was goofy, and he left me be goofy too. He loved me exactly as I was, my judgmental, type A, organized, obsessive self. He let me be me. He was also so unapologetically himself - he didn’t give a fuck about what society had to say about expectations. It takes some balls to throw a middle finger up to society and rules. It honestly drove me nuts sometimes (see Type A personality above) but I was so impressed and envious of the ease he had at being himself in all situations. . . . There are times when I get a little wrapped in my head on meeting expectations of others - and I strive to be a little more like him. . . Here’s a fun memory of me watching my husband learn how to shave with a safety razor, I was creeping so he tapped my upper lip with some shaving cream ... love this weirdo moment ... Just look at those beautiful big brown eyes of his ... fuck I miss those eyes. . 💜 . #love #loss #grief #dealingwithloss #inspiration #griefjourney #missyou #youngloss #widow #youngwidow #healing #seeyouontheotherside #loveyoualways #strength #fulfillingourpromise #fulfillingourdreams #adventure #loveyou #dealingwithgrief #newnormal #lifeafterloss #Findingpeace
The anchor tattoo symbolizes strength and stability. That there will always be someone to give you the strength you need to keep going when things get hard. Find the anchor in your life ⚓️ 💜 . . #anchortattoo #bestfriends #strength #stability #nevergiveup #dealingwithdepression #dealingwithanxiety #dealingwithgrief #pcos #ttcwithpcos
At some point in time, we all go through loss. A tragedy. And although, there is no set formula to overcome it, there are always ways to move along. - This post is mainly related to the loss of a loved one, an absence which is never going to return. 'And, no, this is not about breaking up in a relationship.' - At a time like this, no words, condolences, sympathy or hugs suffice, since you are unable to find a replacement for your loss. And rightfully so. It wouldn't. And it is okay. - Every individual receives it differently. - With the varying stages of loss, you will initially go through 'denial,' where the unacceptance of the loss is so strong, that you do not wish to look beyond. - After a certain period, you will bargain with this lack of acceptance, and begin to settle and eventually, find yourself to move on. - Now, firstly, I want you to know that not accepting what has happened, is okay. To hold onto your memory of losing your loved one is your right. You can have any understanding of the new form they exist in, in your life. - There will be days where you would wish they were still around, but you will also learn they are right there with you. - Focusing on how they would have hoped for you to live your life will help you succeed improve, and also, only because they no longer exist in your life, it does not mean, you can not learn not to make the same mistakes they made. - The pain will always be fresh, but your strength will be grander than that. - Smile when you think of them, love the people they loved and hope they are happy wherever they are. - We go through loss in one form or another, but do not seize to exist. It is a natural phenomenon of life, but your only vision here on is to assure you do not lose sight of your life since no matter who they were, if their loss is painful, they only wished the best for you. - To all those have lost their loved ones, I wish for you to be strong. - Photo: Daingerfield State Park, TX
When my friend Pete died, I inherited his easel and all of his art supplies. I'm trying to honor him by using them. This needs a lot of work still, but I really like where it's going :) #forpete #dealingwithgrief #myart #landscape #acrylicpainting #inprogress
Grief takes on many different faces and right now, with my stress levels being high and sleep levels lower than normal, I've been having a much lower tolerance for the dogs doing dog things. It's not their fault... They are dogs and these shenanigans are normally fun for me too, but right now they are causing me to be short and grumpy with them. So my solution, which will make everyone happy, is restocking my freezer of frozen activities to dish out when needed. Big thanks to @sojospetfood @kongcompany @westpawus for saving everyone some frustration! #setthemupforsuccess #managementiskey #letthembedogs #dealingwithgrief #beproactive #bepositive #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #pittsburghdogs #dogtrainerlife #canineenrichment #dontshootthedog
So... I haven't posted in a bit. Unfortunately, my sweet, tiny #nubbin passed away. It #brokemyheart . When you foster a lot of #orphankittens , especially during #kittenseason , you have to accept that they are not all going to make it. These babies have the odds stacked against them. They often come to you weak and dehydrated, full of parasites; some are injured, and all have likely been exposed to a variety of bacteria and viruses. So you have to mentally prepare yourself... you do not allow yourself to become attached... then, you #tryyourbest . But this time, despite the fact that Nubbin was injured, frail, and clearly under-developed... I let down my guard. I grasped to the positive: she was alert, she was a good eater, and she would respond to my voice by looking right into my eyes... which made me forget all my analytics that I usually depend on to keep safely dettached. Yeah... this one messed me up a bit 😢, but I have no regrets for taking her in. Considering the circumstances under which these kittens found their way to me, I have no doubt it wasn't by accident. And losing her... yes, it hurt. I cried my eyes out... but not just for Nubbin; I cried for all the ones I have lost and hadn't allowed myself to grieve. And it was something I REALLY needed to do 💙 *And just in case you are wondering, sister Dot TaDot continues to thrive and of course, I adore her. Updates to come later today 🙂* #sayinggoodbye #grieving #angelkitten #sweetdreams #gonebutnotforgotten #alwaysinmyheart #spayandneuter #catpeople #catlady #kittenfoster
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