lone leafThere are many kinds of loss, some that are obvious and others that may not be so obvious to most. With loss comes a time of mourning. No matter the size, context or extent of loss we must allow our selves that time to heal.

The obvious types of loss are associated with the death of people and pets but death can visit us in many ways.

Other not so obvious types of loss:
Death of a job – losing a job can be devastating in more ways than just financial.

Death of a job title – When we are stripped of our job titles (large or small) a piece of us
goes with that title… especially if you took pride in your job.

Loss of a friendship – It is always sad to lose a friend in any way. Someone you trusted, cared for and loved, now not a part of your life.

Loss of an aspect of self  – We grow and we change and with that change often certain aspects  of who we are at one time or another must die so that new growth can take place.

Loss of a home – This happens even when we choose to move. The place we called home .. rather it be for years or months.. this was once a safe place for us and moving on can have more of an impact than you might realize.

This list could go on and on. When something has been a part of your life for any amount of time and then it is no longer with you …. mourning may set in without your realizing that is what is going on. Allow yourself time to heal from this loss. It may seem a bit silly to mourn something such as a job title or position ….  or silly to mourn a home you only lived in for a short time.. but it happens. When we make a connection and then that connection becomes broken… then a time of healing needs to take place to fill the void and loss of that connection.

Many Blessings,

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Have You Ever?

Today’s post is dedicated to all those who have found themselves in that deep dark hole of depression, loneliness and sorrow. It happens to all of us at some point in time. Life becomes complicated and messy… there are days when we just can’t deal with what life brings us or we just don’t know how to cope. So many reasons that we can find ourselves in this dark place. Life throws at us so much, sometimes it is just too hard for us to take on.

I want everyone who finds themselves in this dark place to know that you are not alone. This happens to us all and the thing I want you to take with you from this post is that … it is never forever… the pain, loneliness, sorrow, depression is temporary and you can overcome it… there will be light again.

Reach out to your friends and family to help you through the difficult times. With much love and understanding I send to you all great big healing {{hugs}} and well wishes.




Have you Ever?

Have you ever found yourself so sad you didn’t want to get out of bed

Crazy thoughts run through your mind, like what if I were dead

You begin to wonder if suddenly I were no longer here

Would anyone notice, would anyone even care

Your world seems so dark and sad

You wonder, why does this feel so bad

It feels like there will never again be light

It’s so hard not to give up and continue to fight

You wonder what’s next and how much can I take

Then you think maybe I’ll close my eyes and never wake

But then you realize this is no way for your life to end

So you pull yourself together and cry to a friend

Letting go of the misery and all the pain

A friend shows you that there will be light once again

You are not alone in this fight

There are others who feel the same, crying in the night

So let tomorrow be the beginning, a fresh start

And let go of what burdens your mind and your heart

Nothing good ever comes from wishing you were dead

So snap out of it and get your ass out of bed!


I’d like to say something about the last line above…
I know it’s not as simple or as easy as getting out of bed… but the first step forward IS getting out of bed.



Many Blessings,