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Super grateful for @thedinnerparty ・・・ We met a gent named @davidkentleonard a few years ago who runs a place called @newhopegriefsupport in Long Beach and he might not know it but he’s been a total hero in The Dinner Party story since that first hello. Early on, we got some pushback from the traditional grief support world concerned that we were playing with fire. That inviting people to talk about loss without someone with letters behind their name supervising the conversation was no bueno. And while we’ve learned so dang much about creating spaces that can be both safe, and brave, and beautiful - we inherently believe that humans talking to humans about their full story is a good thing, and a great complement to traditional grief support. So back to David- who as the Executive Director of New Hope helps alumni from their grief support groups launch their own Dinner Party tables, a way of continuing the conversation after a period of acute grief or a 6 week program - and creating places where even the New Hope staff can talk not just to people in their community, but talk with others about their own story of loss. Here’s a kick ass photo and update from @rose_april, a Dinner Partier extraordinaire who’s table spun off from New Hope - read on! //// @rose_april There's nothing that I can say about this experience other than it's proof that sometimes you just need to sit at a table with 10 strangers and spill your guts out and cry your face off and at the end just laugh about how good it feels to say fuck really loudly sometimes. A lot of things feel like they've been taken away through the last few years, so I'm thankful for this gift. The amount of strength and love and hurt and courage and anger and frustration and pain and bravery that sat around my table last night was incredible. I'm in awe of the tattered strings that have intertwined and connected us all and although I wish we'd all met under different circumstances, I'm so glad we all chose
"Shaving my head was spiritual and heartbreaking at the same time. I felt as free as a kiss in the wind but the freedom was short lived because my mother was in the battle for her life and I was in the battle to maintain my sanity. We both failed.  She lost her life and I lost my mind." ~Elissa Gabrielle Testifyin': The Rise To Grace  #cancer #death #chemo #mother #elissagabrielle #hairloss #survivor #grief #bereavement #cancersucks #fuckcancer #healing #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #mom #sickness #illness #health #mentalhealth #spiritual #god #inspiration #motivation #life #pain #purpose #love #heartache  #faith #hope
Today’s grief love story shared by Hannah:  Of all the writing on grief that I have devoured since my son’s death, Megan’s words have resonated most with my experience. I am so grateful to her for giving me the confidence to grieve authentically and for helping me feel understood in a culture that can not handle sitting with deep grief. This book will be such an incredible resource to give to people - like me - whose lives have been ripped apart by loss of a loved one, and equally helpful to those trying to support those who are in the midst of great pain. I have struggled so much with unnecessary suffering on top of my grief by those who wanted to see me fixed or healed. I hope that through this book people can be educated about the realities of grief and learn to support in a society totally uncomfortable with deep pain.  @hannahholley #tribeofafter #itsokyourenotok #grief #refugeingrief #griefrevolution #itsokthatyourenotok #somepaincannotbefixed #canonlybecarried
Send the message that you love your friends and family by completing all of your advance planning. Everyone needs a will, a living will and the Good To Go! Paperwork covering the daily logistics other paperwork doesn’t cover. #advanceplanning #leavebehindlovenotlogistics #death #mondaymotivation #deathpositive #griefrelief #grief #beprepared #deathpreparedness #getorganized #christmascard #makingalist #deathtupperwareparty #goodtogo
PLAYING WITH FIRE  Out of sight out of mind Distant #destinations keeps us intertwined  Crying out for surrendered #sleep  Beeloved's beeloveds save me from me Too scared to know you All The Way Something old begs us not to forget  Backwards thinking leads to new regrets Baby  Baby  #baby  #crow Infants grow #ancient as the mystery conceives Asking questions to the gravestone on our bed  #listening now we're the talking dead Confining our #dreams to coffins and cribs #mourning the loss of what could have been  Walking away to stay ahead of the #flame Playing with #fire again and again  #poem #4am #fuego #feelings #scorpiomoon #geminimoon #intense #lifeanddeath #lightandshadow #light #shadow #newandold #askionkataskion #mypath #myprocess #grief #letgo #burnaway #healing #firemagic
Happy, Happy Monday! Remember, you are good enough, you are smart enough, and doggoneit, people like you! #mondaymotivation #bgr8ful #stuartsmalley
Martin van den Bogaert; Captifs 🌟 #revolt #hope #resignation #grief
Acoustic shows no longer frighten me, thanks to Lottie Rose Gallery, @daralrnz109 , and a very receptive crowd. #soulsongparalytic lives on.  #grief #acoustic #lottierosegallery #firehouseartcollective #oaklandmusic #secondarrow
•why did you promise me sweetheart..never to leave me alone. Yesterdays sunshine has faded..ur love wasn't true like my own•  #anxiety #sad #depressed #selfharm #hopeless #dead #dying #suicide #grief #sadness #sorrow #kms #youleftme #notperfect #dark #missingyou #lies #empty #emptyheart #brokenheart #broken
トーマスがサプライズでバージニアの小さなかわいい街に連れて行ってくれました。トーマスも私も最近よく泣くからね。 “I miss Davey” 2人それぞれカメラ抱えて雪が溶ける音を聞きながらかわいい街の写真をたくさん撮って回りました。#christmastown #warrentonva #shorttrip #sunday #grief #imissyou #widowhood #widowlife
Be Generous  In every season we have something to give. Even if we feel absolutely spent financially or emotionally, there is still something in us to give. It will refresh both the receiver and the giver. Kind words, encouragements, a helping hand, a loving spirit, and cup of coffee— most of those are nearly free and all of those we’re capable of doing. Generosity isn’t ever about money, it’s about a heart of abundance, a bounty of goodwill extended to those around us regardless if they pay or praise us back. The best part about giving is just that, giving. Without any strings attached, simply an offering from the heart.  When we’re generous with our time, talent, and treasure, we remind our heart it’s not all about us. We’re blessed in this life. It doesn’t matter how much we do or don’t have. We can be like Christ, generous and kind. We can believe we’re enough. That Christ is enough. He is our Sustainer and Giver of good things. A sense of lack doesn’t have to define us.  May we lavish on others our prayers, meals at our kitchen table, and dollars to efforts and people that need them. It's in generosity we come fully alive. We're far more blessed than the receiver (Acts 20:35). We will spend ourselves on one thing or another, we might as well go full steam ahead with a joyful and generous heart. A generous life leads to the refreshment of our hearts and souls. Proverbs 11:25 tells us, “Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” No matter our season we have something to give. It won’t deplete us; it will enrich us as we’re being made each day to be more like Christ. The women we were always destined to be. . . . #give #friendship #relationships #family #sisters #brothers #world #generosity #jesus#hurting #loss #love #grief #loneliness #happymomments
"Falling Memories"  23" by 36" on Canvas *Available "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.  They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love." -Washington Irving
Day 6 of the #pregnancy and #motherhood Series. 🔸Please refer to my protocol for using caution on day 1 & 4 before using #oils during & after pregnancy 🔸 The topics today include Miscarriage, Early Labor, & Labor (during/after). . 🔹Miscarriage (After): This topic is one that can be both physically & emotionally painful. Miscarriages occur before the #baby is developed enough to survive. It usually happens on its own within the first 20 weeks. Signs can include vaginal bleeding, loss of fluid or tissue, & pain/cramping in the abdomen or lower back. Often times this happens before the #mother is even aware that it has occurred. Soon after it is common to experience feelings of #sadness or #grief. Here are some ōil’s that can #help with the physical & emotional aspects of #miscarriage. Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Grapefruit, Geranium, Frankincense & Copaiba. 💧Dilute 5-6 drops (individually layered or combined) in 1 Tbsp FCO & massage on back, legs, & arms. Add 3-4 drops to warm bathwater, & bathe. Take a drop of Frankincense & Copaiba under the tongue as needed for #pain management & emotional #support. . 🔹Early Labor: labor that begins before the 37th week of pregnancy. #babies born before the 37th week are considered premature. Signs of preterm labor include Backache, Contractions every 10 minutes or more, Cramping in the lower abdomen, leaking fluid, increased discharge or bleeding vaginally, & flu like symptoms. The best oil for early labor is Lavender. 💧Apply 1–3 drops on stomach, bottoms of feet or on heart area to help stop. . 🔹Labor: The uterine contractions of #childbirth & the interval from the onset of these contractions to the #birth itself. 🔸Labor (During)- Clary Sage, Fennel (clary Sage is not to be used during pregnancy but for #labor it can help progress things along). 💧Apply 3 drops (with or w/out Fennel) around ankles or on abdomen. 🔸Labor (After)- Lavender, Geranium. 💧Dilute with carrier oil & apply 1–3 drops
(I love this picture because it helps me imagine you surrounded by real angels) My heart breaks into so many little pieces. How do I do life without you. I miss you like crazy. There comes a moment that I barely breath and hate the fact you left too early. I'll always love and adore you. My one and only precious daddy. #characterofstrength #hero #longing #grief #loss #bestdadever #alparslansamur #legendsonly
Catching up with this weekend's #decemberreflections2017 , day 11 I discovered that.... well again I could write an essay here as this was a year of discovery for me, I discovered that I love writing and I love yin yoga, & also that I love sewing. I used to sew when I was young &  this side of my creativity got lost over the years. I have a few sewing projects on the go & mostly I love making small gifts for others. I'm not great & they're simple but (as it says on the ribbon)  they're all made with love.  #peace #yinyoga #yin #yoga #iamwriting #creative #creativity #authorsofinstagram #loveyourself #beyourownlight #gratitude #dancetoyourowntune #personalgrowth #intentionalliving #writer #grief #nofilter
Tis the season....I know this time could be hard on some....just know that Pocket Friend is here for you #holidayseason #depression #suicide #loneliness #yourenotalone #grief #mentalillness #anxiety #despair #dontgiveupyet #pocketfriend #bpd #misfits #dmpocketfriend #dmisopen #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness

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