“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”~Rumi
I am no stranger to loss, it seems that I have spent a large part of my life grieving for one reason or another. However, it was the sudden passing of my big sister, the cornerstone of my world, that ushered me into deep intimacy and dare I say respect for death. Nothing has educated me more about life than mourning. The conclusion of my sister’s physical life was devastatingly destructive for me. I had no warning, there wasn’t any indication that death was on our horizon, having to say goodbye to my sister so soon after burying mama, was something that I couldn’t begin to consider, yet it happened. Because I know the depths of grief and the darkness that can come from losing a loved one, I am profoundly grateful for what I have, what I have had, and what I have yet to have; especially those whom I love. As much as losing a loved one can be a crippling life experience, it doesn’t have to stop there, endings can lead to beautiful beginnings. Whether it be the grief of losing a loved one, a job ending, a home being ruined, or loss in any way; if you sit with it, stay open to it, and get the lesson that it brings, your life will open in amazing ways. Yes, it hurts to say goodbye to someone you love but as you process and heal through the hurt, you will rise stronger, wiser, and even fulfilled. I am excited to share my stories of healing from grief, depression, and utter darkness with you. I can wholeheartedly assure you that there is life after loss.