Welcome! If you've found your way here, it's likely you've experienced a devastating loss, heartbreaking adversity, unimaginable pain.
None of us escapes life without experiencing Grief, Adversity, Pain (GAP).
These intense life events can leave you feeling lost and/or stuck in sadness, confusion, anger, doubt and disbelief.
You may have adopted the belief that you have failed or that you are broken.
YOU HAVE NOT FAILED! YOU ARE NOT BROKEN!
You are simply caught in the GAP -- You're temporarily consumed by the seeming vastness of the GAP experience.
You've likely asked yourself (or others) these questions:
How do I get out of the GAP? Is it possible to live vibrantly again after such a devastating loss? Will I ever feel good again? Will I ever find love again? ...a fulfilling job? ...hope? Will I ever experience JOY again?
The answer is YES! You can experience a vibrant, healthy, loving, joyful life again.
The Journey to Joy may surprise you.
It's not complicated. In fact, the surest way to reclaim your life and your joy involves simple steps, repeated over and over.
In my book, Grief Interrupted, I share a few of the simple steps that I used to navigate out of the storm of grief and into a new normal after my 17 year old daughter passed away.
In addition, I share heartwarming stories of others who have used these same techniques, and others, to chart their course out of Grief, Adversity, Pain (the GAP).
My hope is that my book, and this site, will give you first hope. Hope that there IS a light beyond the dark storm of grief, adversity and pain.
May this site will become a refuge, a resource and a community of support as you find your own way to bridge the GAP and reclaim your joy.
As you dedicate yourself to your Journey to Joy, please allow space for both sorrow and joy to reside within you. It won't cripple you. It will honor the wholeness, the full beauty of YOU and your life.
You see, it is because of your experience with grief, adversity, pain, that you will one day be able to dance in the rain.
On this courageous sojourn, you will rediscover the magic and wonder of life while still honoring ALL the events that have lead you to this point. You will learn embrace the WHOLEness of YOU by honoring the good, the bad, the happy, the sad. You will begin to:
Move grief, pain, confusion through your body
Allow nature to heal you
Honor both your pain and your pleasure
Read the weather pattern of your feelings and use them to guide you to your truth
Manage your churning, critical thoughts
GriefInterrupted, in combination with this online community, is like a personal healing retreat. It takes time, dedication and a lot of courage to heal from overwhelming grief, adversity, pain.
While this is a journey only you can set out on, you are not alone. You have someone to guide you, to encourage you, to walk alongside you.
If you're ready to bridge the GAP between pain and joy then grab a cup of tea and explore this safe space. Read a few blogs and share your thoughts. Do a gentle yoga sequence. Sign up for my newsletter.
WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY! May you find Comfort and JOY!
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