In the wake of Charlottesville I felt compelled to write an open letter to well-intentioned White folks about how White guilt and grief perpetuates racism. The truth is that shit ain’t really gonna change unless and until ALL folks, especially those who have been directly or indirectly at the helm of oppression, are willing to truly do the work. Not just today, or tomorrow, but every single day for the rest of our lives.
In this episode of loss&foundTV I interview Aaron De Jong, personal trainer, founder of Movement 108 and co-founder of the amazing adaptive personal training app MOVR.
Aaron and I jive out on the big losses he's experienced in his life, including surviving a house fire that others did not at the age of 19, and coping with the recent suicide of his good friend. Aaron is a brilliant and kind soul and he will leave you feeling wiser and warmer.
This week we speak with Julia Santana Parrilla who shares her experience of loss and grief surrounding abortion - an important and fundamental right. Through her project "so...I had an abortion" Julia helps to destigmatize abortions and the shame and fear around them through the art of storytelling. We hope Julia's story will help shed love and light on the topic for women (and humans) everywhere.
As we enter Spring, the daylight (finally) begins to last longer. Let this speak like an epic reminder that light is coming back to Earth. In times of losing faith, remind yourself that it can be restored—light is coming! Read on for your full Spring Equinox horoscopes by Tara Chloe Dusanj of What's Your Birthday, complete with astrological insight for moving through life and loss for each sign.
In this episode of loss&foundTV I interview Steph Jagger, life coach and author of the acclaimed new book Unbound. Steph and I jam out reinventing the female narrative, the various forms of loss and grief including that inherent in stepping outside of boredom/your comfort zone, as well as Steph's experience of loss (and gain) navigating her mother's dementia.
In honour of March 8th, International Women's Day, I wanted to share my experience as a Black feminist. A true understanding of intersectionality and its important is rare in the current women's movement and that makes being Black and feminist really fucking hard. In fact, to be Black and female is to be in a state of constant grief...
I've teamed up with the incredible team at Moment Meditation to bring you a quick FREE meditation to help guide you through loss and grief of all sorts. Whether you're new to meditation or long-time practitioner seeking something fresh and insightful, this meditation is for you.
In this edition of loss(t) convos we hear from my dear friend and killer swimsuit designer Beth Richards of Beth Richards Swimwear. Beth is the Founder and Designer of a world-renowned swimwear line found in stores all over the globe. Beth shares her experience of losing her former job, and consequently her identity, and how she turned it all around.
Welcome to the loss&found podcast! This is a sacred space focusing on various forms of loss to help illuminate its universality and break down the stigma around voicing our grief.
In this first episode, I speak with Lauren Bercovitch about loss, grief and motherhood.
In this episode of loss&foundTV I chat with Elaine Rystead, co-founder of the amazing travel blog Local Wanderer (@localwanderer). Elaine and I discuss her experience of loss and grief after the deaths of her dad and sister, how travel has helped her heal and her kick-ass tips/tools for getting yourself through the hard times.
Music is a killer arsenal in combatting whatever shitty shit you're feeling and I've gone straight to the best to compile the ultimate playlist for sad times. DJ El Rizzy's special loss&found playlist is precisely what you need to help you feel all the feels and get you through this day, week, month, life.
This is one of the most important nuggets of advice that I give out. I learned the hard way what it feels like to have people shit the bed on this, and it sucks, to say the least. Time and time again I get asked “My boyfriend/girlfriend/bestie/bro/sis/mom/dad/whoever is grieving, what the fuck can I do!?”
The answer is – a lot. So let's help you help those you love shall we?
After my mom’s passing, my sugar frenzy reached new limits – bags of kettlecorn and boxes of donuts simply vanished in my presence. Sadness left me with incredible lows and oftentimes my only hope for relief was that of a sugar high. But, upon ringing in the New Year, I, along with nearly every other young woman on Instagram, pledged it was about fucking time to cut the crap! Enter, the cleanse.
Welcome to loss&foundTV, a video series delivering heart-centred tools and advice for getting through loss and grief of all forms. In the first episode of loss&foundTV I chat with Bree Melanson, a spiritual medium and soul trainer, about loss, grief and what it means from the spiritual perspective.
The first loss(t) convos of 2017 features 28 year old Giulia Halkier, life coach, Lululemon leader and spin instructor. Giulia shares her powerful story of losing herself suffering from depression and anxiety, and her advice to all those facing something similar. Thanks to Giulia for kicking us off for the New Year!
Introducing the first instalment of Dear RayRay..., a monthly Q&A where I answer questions about grief and loss from the loss&found community. Got a question? Shoot me an email. I'll be selecting and posting questions (anonymously) to answer and share with all y'all. This month I answer a question about
This loss(t)rology horoscopes gives you the lowdown on what to expect for 2017. Resident astrologist Tara Chloe of What's Your Birthday gives us the low down on how to let go of the bullshit that was 2016 and what to expect for the year ahead, including forecasts for love and career and, of course, tips for moving through loss and grief.