If I've learned anything throughout these past couple of weeks it's that the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, acceptance and depression) aren't linear. I thought I would go through each stage one at a time and then see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, what I've been experiencing is a circular patter of the stages over and over and over again. Depression has been consistent, and I find that anger and numbness are not far behind on a rotating schedule minute by minute. Enter a rage room…
We love reading self help books (here are some of our faves). However, as we’re all grinding to become better versions of ourselves, the last thing we have time to do is actually sit down and read. Therefore, we gathered a list of podcasts that aim to refuel your mind and soul with positivity and productivity so you can easily become inspired on-the-go.
After writing my last post, I wanted to give you a useful take away in hopes it can help you or someone you know learning to live with grief. Throughout the past few weeks, I've gathered a team of professionals to help me with bereavement support. It's going to take time, but I wanted you to know that this type of help exists. Here's how they've all been assisting me and what they have to offer.
By no means is this site a platform for my personal diary, but as the founder, it is personal so I wanted to acknowledge what's been going on since losing our daughter, Ava. I can't possibly continue to create content without putting this out there first.
Throughout the past few weeks of grief, one piece of advice keeps circling, "tend to something," and it led me to begin fostering kittens. Taking care of my first foster kitten, who was seven weeks when I got him, had a cold and was very weak, has been a reason to get out of bed and he’s looking for a forever home.
During this time of incredible heartbreak and grief, Joe and I are beyond grateful to have our families, friends, colleagues and community to help hold us up. Helpless and hopeless, there is one thing we’d like to do in honor of our daughter, Ava Lombardi. While at the hospital in the beginning of this nightmare, we learned of Griffin’s Giving Fund, which helps families through the grief associated with losing a child. Keep reading to find out how.