I started this journey to inspire others in their healing from grief, and to live the life they deserve. And while grief is still a part, it’s more about sharpening the tools and adjusting the attitudes to live your best life – whether you've had losses or not.
>> A life without feeling burdened by grief.
>> A life filled with more happiness.
>> A life you're living that you feel you deserve.
>> A life where negative emotions are kicked to the curb.
Now... it's about life.
By the time I was 48, I was already widowed twice. The first time shattered my worldview and left me struggling to find meaning in life. I was 28 and had never lost someone in my life. I was clueless how I was supposed to go on. It took over 2 years struggling to finally get to the point I'd had enough, and I made the choice to live again.
When I finally said, "ENOUGH!" I started to change my own narrative. I fell in love again, married, adopted children and then... the unthinkable. I was widowed again, now with two children.
But this time, I had knowledge. I had life experiences. I had already learned how to grieve, and live, and I used those lessons in that next chapter of my journey.
>> If you're feeling stuck doing the same thing, over and over, and not getting results, it's time to say "ENOUGH!" to yourself.
>> If you're feeling ready to pursue a dream or to learn how to dream again, it's time to say "ENOUGH!" to those thoughts and voices telling you "no."
>> If you just want to figure out how to take the next step in your healing journey, it's time to say "ENOUGH!" to those emotions preventing you from doing so.
It's a cliché, but a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
At some point in time, every one of us deals with loss. And we need to learn how to do so because, frankly... life does go on.
A job. A pet. A boyfriend. A girlfriend. A parent... A spouse. I lost 2, which I wrote about in Life After Losses: A Memoir of Self-Help. I learned how to live again after my losses, and my mission is to help you find that you can live your life... regardless of losses.
I want to help you go from your "ENOUGH!" moment to living a more fulfilling life.
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If you're like me, you may have stopped dreaming. I stopped dreaming when I was first widowed. All the dreams we had died when he did, so ... what was the point?
The point is simple: without hope, without a glimmer of a dream, we are only left with despair. And that wasn't a place I liked.
When you say, "ENOUGH," you break that pattern, change your perspective, and allow yourself to dream of a future.
Make yourself aware of your circumstances, your emotions, your desires.
Take time to design what you want your life to look like, how you want to feel, how you want to control emotions.
Take steps toward what you’ve just defined; adjust as necessary along the way.
Being widowed twice, I have a relatively unique perspective on life and living. I gave up on dreaming decades ago and then dared to do so again.
After the second time, I knew I couldn't stop all my dreams... I had two kids that needed me to show them that loss doesn't mean the end, but it's the beginning of a change.
Eventually, I decided to put my story out there in the hopes I could inspire others.
I started dreaming bigger. I resumed an early life-long dream.
The secret? Each day, do a little bit in the direction you want to go.
Even if you’ve tried before, and failed, guess what? That’s actually a success!
Now you know what NOT to do! Nobody gets it right the first time while defining their lives. I’m no exception.
Treat failure as success, use your life's lessons, and take inspiration from others.
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Life After Losses: A Memoir of Self-Healing is my profoundly personal story of resilience and optimism in the face of death and grief. With an authenticity to tell it like it is, I take you with me on my grief journey, sharing practical advice, reassurance, and guidance along the way.
I share what worked and what didn’t work my first time … which informed me while managing to get through it a second time.
You are not alone.
Moving Past Grief: A Collection of Stories and Strategies to Help You Heal was borne from a need to share more strategies toward healing on this grief journey. Covering the early days, day-to-day coping skills, and moving into healing.
You can heal.
Thirteen Strategies to Help You Heal From Loss Workbook takes the advice and lessons learned from Life After Losses and Moving Past Grief and presents it in a 60-page workbook with lessons for each piece of advice with video lessons to reinforce.
The Life After Losses Blog is updated every Sunday and sent to your email address based on observations I'm seeing and the direction I'm moving my life.
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The Course Catalog is growing as I build out new opportunities. These are the current courses being offered.
In this 7-day course, you'll learn how to handle 7 negative emotions holding you back and take control. Anger, Fear, Shame, Anxiety, Apathy, Despair, and Guilt hold us back. We'll explore what each emotion is for and, more importantly, we'll explore how you can use those negative emotions or eliminate them with life-long skills.
In this 3-part mini course, we talk about what forgiveness is, and what it's not, and share strategies for forgiving others and ourselves so we can live freer, happier lives.
I am a certified Happiness Life Coach, working on additional certifications toward a Master Life Coach.
In my Happiness Coaching, I'll help you peel back the layers of limitations to finding happiness. This is currently only offered as an individual opportunity.