How Do I Survive the Holidays? Living Life After Child Loss

Some people wonder why I spend my time focusing on helping grieving moms. The short and simple answer is this:  I was born to a grieving mom    I would imagine my mother didn’t realize that she was a grieving mother because she felt the need to bury her grief after my brother died. That… Read More

How Do I Go On Living?

“How do I go on living?’ is the most frequently asked question I get when I am talking with a bereaved parent. When a parent experiences the death of a child,  life stops in that moment and the all-consuming thought is: “I cannot bear to live without my child”.  I have heard so many parents tell… Read More

Not a Damsel in Distress

I have been doing a lot of walking on the trail behind our home, now that the weather in Minnesota is providing ample opportunity to get outside and enjoy springtime. This past week, I have been surrounded by these beautifully sleek, black-winged dragonflies. They are so cool because when they hit the light a certain… Read More

Healing Ourselves Through Others

August has been a month of some incredible opportunities for me to witness the power of healing sad hearts and physical issues, by being in the company of other people who were willing to hold the space of love and comfort for others. Earlier this month, I went to Montana with a girlfriend to meet up with… Read More

Being of Service

  Vietnam Memorial Wall at Eagle’s Healing Nest (7/2016) July has been a month of incredible opportunities for me to see what it truly means to be of service to another. Earlier this month, I was given the great honor to be able to speak with some of America’s greatest – our Veterans. I visited… Read More

Grief in the Workplace

Last week, I had an opportunity to speak to a group of claims personnel, rehabilitation professionals and nurses, who work in the workers compensation insurance field. My talk was about how grief is a significant component for those who have been injured from a workplace accident. The talk went very well and I saw many… Read More

Freedom to Live in Happiness

  Two Hundred and Forty years ago, fifty-six men from thirteen colonies, put their livelihood and potentially their lives at risk, to sign a document which was named The Declaration of Independence. Eight of these individuals were foreign-born versus being born in America. These folks ranged from lawyers to planters, merchants and shippers (www.constitutionfacts.com). In other… Read More

Promoting One’s Self Without Ego

This is the week where I am going to officially launch my book. I have scheduled two book signings for the  week, one in July, and another on August 1st. Getting to this point over the past several weeks has placed me well outside of my comfort zone, because I needed to be promoting myself a… Read More

A Day of Remembrance – Not Politics

I woke up this morning with a blog post swirling in my head. I think it has to do with the fact that I was listening to the news last night which is not something I normally do (I made a decision almost two years ago to turn off the radio in my car and… Read More

The Law of Attraction

I finally completed my first book The Mourning’s Light: Life After Child Loss. It is very exciting to see this first book in print, but the first thought that comes to mind is how do I market it?  How do I get it available in electronic media (ebooks)? I had so many questions and very few answers. I felt a bit… Read More