On most days, I blog about experiences around pet loss, grief and loss, miscarriage loss, providing what I hope is helpful loss advice.
Well…today, I am feeling a bit different. It’s been a few weeks since I blogged. I want to pull back the curtain a little bit and share something more personal.
I was out recently at dinner with a dear friend, and we were catching up on things. I had recently celebrated a birthday, turning 43, I found myself having BIG shifts in consciousness about how I want to continue grief and loss coaching. The past 2 months held big dates for me. April was the anniversary of my dog’s transition, my mother’s suicide. May marked the end of my marriage. These markers were a gift to let go some more.
Maybe it’s the reminder of my 3.5 year old toddler talking about the upcoming transition of our beloved 17 year old Casey. Maybe it’s learning about a friend’s relapse with cancer that jogged life’s preciousness. Maybe it is the shared experience with a friend who’s father passed away this week, and holding her hand as she went through it. Maybe, who knows right?
Anyhow, the important part, is I am here. And I have been listening to what my clients have saying the past few years about loss. “I wished I knew about you when this was happening…”
And I wanted to shout out…I wished I knew you then too! I could have help make that experience a more peaceful and loving one.
It has made me think about revamping the way I do business based on what YOU have told me you need.
But, in order to do that, I realize I can’t do it alone.
I have been holding back on asking, because I was nervous about sharing more of myself from this deep place of knowing, holding the vision and….
The truth is, I am going to need your help.
At conferences, networking events, cocktail parties, parties, playgroups, I met many of you who shared your loss experience. I listened. I compiled notes. I hibernated this last month to create.
Now, I think I am ready to share it. But I need your help to do it.
I will be back with more details in a few days about this from grief to love program.
Meanwhile, I would LOVE your input. Can you share with me a situation where you found yourself grieving, having to make a life changing decision (like when it is time to say goodbye to a dear pet), or going through the thick of it with a divorce, where you could have really used some support?