WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Losing Your Parents aims to connect those of us who have lost their mother, father or both parents, at any age.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Losing my parents was depressing, overwhelming, sad and lonely. When I lost my dad to Hodgkin’s Disease Lymphoma the day before my 23rd birthday, I tried to move on with my life but I was repressing a lot of feelings of sadness and grief. This repression effected everything in my life. Pretending to be “okay” was not the way to actually move forward. When my mom passed away four years later, I found myself asking this question, “Can I ever feel normal ever again after the death of my parents?”
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
Those of us who have lost our parents are forever changed and will never forget. I do have faith that if you’re dedicated to wanting to live a brighter, lighter life -- doing the work, feeling the feelings, and using the following tools, will help you move forward:
- Resources: Here you'll find some additional grief resources that I’ve hand selected including books, blogs, artistic resources, therapist and grief worker information, tributes and memorials, online grief groups, and words of wisdom.
- Grief Workshops- Join me in a 4 week journey of self-discovery and exploration and learn ways to cope with difficult feelings so you can move forward with your life.
- Private Coaching- 45 minute sessions 1 x a week on a monthly basis. You should be in a place where you are ready to move beyond wherever you are feeling stuck, but just are not sure how.
- Podcasts- Hear me talk about stuff that's hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how we can bridge the gap from grief to peace when the weird stuff comes up.
- Blog- Connect with other adult orphans
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
Music to Grieve toListening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.Learn How Sad Music Can Help You