Losing Braedon was a complete shock to me and to everyone who loved him. What many people don’t realize is that Braedon before he passed he was a living miracle. In 2007, Braedon experienced his first life-threatening illness and doctors didn’t think he’d make it. He had a rare blood infection that caused him to … Continue reading 6 Ways I take care of my Mental Health & Where you can find Support!
Where do I even begin? You were home to some of the best and some of the worst moments and days of my life. You wrapped up a twisted wild ride and delivered it over a decade. I experienced more love and joy than I ever dreamed possible. I became a doer, a seeker and … Continue reading To the Decade that Tried to Break Me!
Confessions & Ramblings from a Bereaved Mom #100bravethings Project #20 Well here I am before you ready to peel back another layer, take off another piece of armour and invite you into some of my innermost personal thoughts and feelings through loss. Maybe you're thinking what does that have to do with bravery but I … Continue reading Confessions from a Bereaved Mom
Sometimes in life we are faced with things we think we have no control over and sometimes in life we are faced with things that we actually have absolutely no control over. For me losing Braedon was one of those things. I prayed, I asked others to pray and I pleaded with God for a … Continue reading Five Ways to own Your Power!
My eyes were closed, my lips trembled and a few tears overflowed dispite my best effort to keep them abayas. I focused on my breath. Deep breaths. Slow breaths. Inhaling through my nose, filling my chest and releasing through my mouth as I tried to keep it together. Although I was sitting uncomfortably in hard … Continue reading Changed by Loss
LET GO OF NEGATIVE THINKING AND MINDSET & DITCH YOUR INNER MEAN GIRL ONCE & FOR ALL! IN ALL SERIOUSNESS THIS IS SOMETHING SO MANY PEOPLE REALLY STRUGGLE WITH. Many people struggle with the inner mean girl who has taken up residence their minds and attacks them on the regular. Let's call her Pam. If … Continue reading Ditch your Inner Mean Girl
In all seriousness this is something so many people really struggle with. They have a little gremlin that has taken up residence in their minds and attacks them on the regular. Sorry to be the one to inform you, but you are the gremlin! You are self-sabotaging yourself with this negative and sometimes cruel self-talk; … Continue reading Let go of STINKING THINKING, NEGATIVE MINDSET & Ditch the Nasty Gremlin!
I understand what it’s like to not feel strong. I truly get it. Ever since I lost my son, Braedon, people are constantly telling me how strong I am. Not too long ago I did a post about how I didn’t feel strong and once again I got tons of feedback on how strong I … Continue reading To My Sisters Who Don’t Feel Strong
As the dust of our loss settles in and our new reality has taken root now having had our first Christmas without Braedon and the passing of what should have been a big celebration for his 19th birthday I have been feeling completely lost. This loss, like an earthquake has shaken me to my core … Continue reading 10 Lessons Learned the Year I lost my Son