December has arrived! Its a difficult month for many who are reminded their loved ones are no longer here to enjoy the holiday season . The 4th of every month can hit me like a ton of bricks but as December unfolds I am reminded of the day I gave birth for the 1st timeRead more about Love Yourself Fiercely![…]
Sometimes I wonder why I keep speaking out. I ask myself “Is this making a difference?” Sometimes, others ask me why I keep speaking out and say “You need to take time to Grieve!” It takes a lot of emotional energy to share pain. In the beginning I spoke out because Rehtaeh deserved to beRead more about Affirmations on the Path[…]
Sept 4th 2017 September begins – the fourth of every month is a struggle but September always triggers moments of things that will never happen again. Buying school supplies and wondering what my child would be doing now if only she were still here. I often veer away from the “if only” scenarios because IRead more about Back to School[…]
I finally finished watching 13 Reasons. I dont think you can make comments unless you watch the series. As difficult as some of the content was it was important for me to watch to be able to join in the conversations surrounding this series. The attached article has snippets of quotes from me but IRead more about 13 Reasons Why – The Series[…]
Reflections of time – The long and the short! April 4th 2017 I hated hearing “Time heals all wounds” back in the beginning. I almost felt indignant about this phrase when the cards poured into my mailbox in the weeks, months following Rehtaeh’s death. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the love I received andRead more about Reflections of Time – The long and the short[…]
Its my monthly reflections day and although I felt the urge to write over the past week I feel its important to write in the moment on this day – the 4th of the month. Three years 8months since I hugged my child (although I hug her everyday in my mind). I go over thatRead more about The Emotional Scars of Trauma[…]
After recently giving a few presentations someone came up to me and asked “How are you able to get up there and share such deep pain?” Because I have a few years of speaking behind me now and because I try my best to always reflect on how I feel I was able to expressRead more about So many ways to embrace the grief[…]
The most difficult yet empowering talk I have done to date.
In a beautiful setting in rural Nova Scotia we will gather to share our love for our children. We will laugh and cry! We will engage in nature of life and leave feeling connected and loved. Isnt that what life is all about? We still have spots available. Come join us.