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We Rebuild, Together // Musings on Life After Loss

We Rebuild, Together // Musings on Life After Loss

When we carry the people we've loved in our hearts, in our conversations, and into the work we do and the actions we take, we bring them forward and allow them to not only be an element in our lives still, but to make an impact. In that same way, they bring us forward, toward them. We do this thing, together. We rebuild, together.

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The Gift of Self-Care When You're Grieving

The Gift of Self-Care When You're Grieving
Trying to take good care of yourself while you're grieving is no small act of kindness. It is, rather, a very large gesture of respect not just for yourself as you process your grief, but for the people you've lost and for the people who are still here. Continue reading

A Poem for the Grieving

A Poem for the Grieving

Over a decade after losing my brother to suicide, I still wonder “Why him?” and grieve for what could have been. We need to be allowed those times, too. We need to say “Let me be angry.” “Let me have this pain.” “Let me find my way through it.” We must be allowed to be real and human. There is always work to be done.

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Practicing Courage as a Virtue and a Path Through Adversity

Practicing Courage as a Virtue and a Path Through Adversity

Courage is the virtue that drives us to follow through with our intentions & to embody all the virtues we identify with. Courage is many things: showing up for difficult discussions, choosing vulnerability over comfort, forgiving ourselves & each other. Together, we can practice courage in small ways. It's how we grow.

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Words of Strength When Things Don't Go Your Way

Words of Strength When Things Don't Go Your Way

When I was in my lowest place, that was sacred ground. Thinking about how desolate I felt being in that place, it reminds me that I’m a much stronger version of myself only because of the weakness I’ve felt. May these words of strength help you see that you, too, can bloom from nearly anything.

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A Blessing for You, Who's Been Through So Much

A Blessing for You, Who's Been Through So Much
If you've been through a lot and you're still standing, there's something to be said about that. Maybe what you're looking for now is some semblance of peace or a new kind of "normal" or just someone to tell you that they see you. Whatever it is, I hope you find exactly what you need, when you need it. May you be free. Continue reading

Gifts of Grief (An Incomplete List)

Gifts of Grief (An Incomplete List)
The extent of our grief is a measure of our love, and its presence in our lives isn’t something to be shunned or swept under the rug. This is the idea that grief is not bad nor is it necessarily negative. In truth, it's a witness to love. Seen in a certain light, even grief has its gifts and its beauty. Continue reading

The Unbroken, A Poem about Loss by Rashani Réa

The Unbroken, A Poem about Loss by Rashani Réa

You’ve loved, and you’ve lost. You have carried what couldn’t be fixed. You’re still learning the meaning of forgiveness. You're in good company here. Which leads me to share this poem with you, called "The Unbroken." That's how I like to think of you and I.

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21 Journal Prompts to Help You Make Decisions with Integrity and Love

21 Journal Prompts to Help You Make Decisions with Integrity and Love

When you make decisions from a place of love, awareness, and integrity, they're decisions you can be proud of. Use these questions and prompts to help you identify the practices that’ll keep you true to who you are and how you want to show up in life. Use a journal and give yourself the time and space to reflect on your values.

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For the Person Who’s Been Battling Chronic Pain for So Long Now.

For the Person Who’s Been Battling Chronic Pain for So Long Now.

This is a message for the person who’s been dealing with chronic pain as just another part of their life. This is to say: of course you’re still an incredible human being. If you have someone in your life who inspires you by how they live and love through their pain, pass this letter on to them. It’s an “I see you” kind of thing.

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