The journey of a thousand miles
must begin with a single step.
– Lao Tzu

Dear Beloved Griever,

My heart overflows with compassion for you, as you start down this path of living with your loss. You may feel adrift and lost, as you make your way through each hour of this new life without your beloved.

You may wonder, When will this awfulness stop? When can I go home again? Your mind may loop through your last moments with your beloved, endlessly replaying what they said, what you said. Please know, you are not broken, only broken open.

This is grief. It is a journey that will challenge you. It is an invitation to dive deeper into your beliefs, your light, and your power. You will learn you are stronger than you ever could have imagined. Simply facing this day is courageous of you.

Whatever your loss―be it of a loved one, a job, a relationship, or the diagnosis of a major illness―remember, you and your loss are unique. Whether you’ve lived twelve hours or twelve years with your loss, it takes great courage to mourn. The work of mourning is an intense, deeply individual experience. There is no right way to grieve, only your way.

You and your broken-open heart are welcome here. I offer you my support and the full extent of my resources to promote your healing. I believe you can live a full and happy life even after loss. You can thrive after you survive. Allow me to take the next step with you.