I'm a trauma-informed care specialist, who is fascinated by death culture and has a big open heart for those grieving.
I have experienced a lot of death and grief.
I lost someone close to me every age from 15 to 21; the most influential being my dad when I was 15 years old.
I spent years hiding from my grief, hoping it would just slip away.
But it never did. And it never got easier. It took me YEARS to learn to deal with it and start talking about it. Now I'm here, trying to help others talk about their grief and loss.
I didn't speak about my Dad for about 5 years after he passed because I was worried about how uncomfortable people felt. I slowly realized how detrimental this was to me and how I was shutting him out of my life unintentionally.
After a lot of healing and forgiveness (of myself), I woke up one night and wrote I'll See You In Your Dreams Tonight.
Not only did I write it for the kids who are struggling with the same thing. But I wrote it for the parents who don't know how to talk to their kids about what's happening.
Here's to talking about our grief. Welcome.
Grief can be messy. But it's my mission to ensure that you do in fact grieve. That you make time and space to allow these feelings to flow for a healthy life.
Reducing stress and anxiety with mindfulness and grounding techniques is so important because it allows your body to heal from raw grief.
End-of-Life care, in my eyes, is absolutely crucial. From organizing paperwork to providing activities to help soothe a hard loss, end-of-life care aids in having a dignified and comfortable death as well as provides hope and love for the families involved. More on this soon to come!