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?
In this loss(t) convos interview, we hear from Elliott, a 33 year old writer and musician who shares his experiencing of losing his grandmother, Baba, and all that he's learned as a result.
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.
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.
I don't know about you, but for many folks 2016 was one hell of a year...and I don't mean that in a "fuck yah, rock on!" kinda way. So, how can we harness this fresh energy and move into a space of love and light for ourselves and the world? Make. A. Fucking. Vision. Find out how here...
This Christmas edition of loss(t) convos is with the Ashley Milbury, a 28 year old youth program coordinator and special spirit who shares her struggles with the loss of her mom last Christmas Day, and being diagnosed with a chronic illness shortly after.
This is a tough time of year. No matter where you live, who you are or what you've been through, the holidays can be incredibly challenging. For those dealing with loss and grief, even more so.
Since we're in the thick of the holiday madness, I wanted to send along mad love and some tips for making this holiday as great as possible (all things considered). xo R
In our first loss(t)rology horoscopes, resident astrologist Tara Chloe Dusanj has your holiday forecast to help you get through this trying time of year and start reflecting on all that's transpired during a (very) difficult 2016. Read on for tips tailor made for your sign.
In this holiday edition of loss(t) convos I chat with Cambrea Strubin, a 32 year-old wife, Ad Exec and beam of bright light who shares her story of losing her infant son two Decembers ago, and how the hell she survived it.
Before the death of my mom I had no clue what a grief coach was, but as soon as I heard about it, I knew it was something I needed to explore – and ultimately become. A grief coach is someone specifically dedicated to helping you navigate your own unique and personalized way through loss and grief. Unlike a therapist or counselor, a grief coach focuses not only on the finite, daily issues that are coming up for you but also the high-level, future-forward life map for how you can best overcome the pain associated with loss and turn an otherwise shitty experience into an event that will propel your life forward – for the better.
My mom made the holidays sheer magic but now that she's gone, a slow, insidious sadness has crept into my bones as Christmas draws closer. I'm guessing some of you feel it to.
So, what can you do? Well, quite a lot. Below are my suggestions for how I plan to get through - I hope its of help to you too.
This is a piece I wrote for the amazing digital magazine The Unmistakeable Effect (erryone check that shit out cuz its fuego!). This issue was all about Making The Damn Space - a perfect topic for this time of year. Naturally, I wanted to share how and why we need to face our loss, and grief, so we can let it the eff go. Ain't nobody wanna be carrying that ish into 2017.
In the latest loss(t) convos interview I talk to Tara Chloe Dusanj, a 32 year old writer, social media consultant and astrologist. Tara shares her story of losing her best friends' parents, and consequently, for a time, her best friends.
For all those wanting to help a loved one through grief, especially with the holidays around the corner, this is for y'all.
Dealing with grief can really wear you down - mentally, emotionally and physically. As such, its no surprise that depression and anxiety are rampant in the wake of loss.
In that spirit, the lovely Zach Berman, co-founder of The Juice Truck, shares the 8 herbs and supplements they suggest for combating the "debbie d's" of grief.
Today is American Thanksgiving. A day to be with those you love and reflect on all that you are thankful for. But, what if you're not feeling all that thankful? Loss and grief can make gratitude tough, but it is still possible to give thanks.
In today's loss(t) convos interview we hear from Georgia Morley, Founder of Built for This Baby (B4TB), who shares her experience of losing her mother to cancer, and what she's learned from it all.
On Remembrance Day I am oh so grateful to all the men and women who have fought for me to live in a country where my rights are protected, but I also think its an opportunity to remember all those whom we have lost.
In my latest Huffington Post article I talk about this shocking and crazy election and what we can all do to help deal with our post-election grief.
This instalment of loss(t) convos features Kathryn "KP" Peck from Portland, OR. KP shares her story of losing her health, and how she got by.
I had the great pleasure of chatting with Jana from the Dear Dougy...Podcast for an interview about my experiences with grief, how I survived, and why I started loss&found. Listen here!
Last week marked the one year anniversary of my mom's death. Having just gone through the experience of celebrating the day and as it would happen, her life, I felt it only right to share. So, here she be.
In this interview with power lady lawyer Mo McDonald we learn about the loss of her dad and what she learned from it...part of the loss(t) convos series, an intimate look into how everyday folks have dealt with loss.
Another awesome edition of the loss(t) convos series where you get to hear first-hand from (mostly) millennial folks who have been through all sorts of loss, and how the hell they survived. In this segment we hear from Amanda Sandlin on the loss she experienced from divorce.
The holidays can be tough no matter what your personal circumstances, but particularly when you're dealing with loss. In order to help make this Thanksgiving as great as it can be, I'm thinkin' up a masta plan. Below is how I plan on getting through the holiday weekend...
An interview with Rebecca Tay of TheOutnet.com - the first in the loss(t) convos series, an intimate look into how everyday folks have dealt with loss.
Contrary to popular belief, we get to be in choice about how we grieve. When my mom was dying I envisioned the aftermath would be something like me laying in a crying, helpless mess on the floor for weeks if not months. I was sure I would completely fall apart - I mean, that's what grief is! That's what grief does - or so I thought. Truth is, it doesn't have to be that way.
This is the basics of loss&found. That given the right resources and loving support, you too can go from a blubbering mess to creating your highest self. Grief can be a living hell, and enduring loss in and of itself does not make us wiser - but how you choose to move through your darkest days will undoubtedly change your life forever.
No matter your form of loss or how long you've been suffering - there is hope and there is help.