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Signs from Loved Ones: Dragonflies. If you see dragonflies it means your loved one is telling you to move from your head to your heart. This is especially important when we are grieving. We need to feel our grief not try and think our way through it. #griefreiki #griefquotes #signsfromabove


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HOPE:
It is through the experience of loss and the recovery process that we come to understand we need nothing outside of ourselves to be complete, to be the amazing human BEing we have always been. Through loss we recover our very selves. Loss creates space to reclaim who we truly are, to shed those parts of ourselves which no longer serve us and cultivate that which makes us come alive again. There IS another side to where you are right now. ¤
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#grief #grieving #loss #griefsupport #firststep #griefrecovery #path #griefcoach #transitions #light #shed #being #grievingparents #grieftribe #recover #childrensgrief #reclaim #griefawareness


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Getting it done!


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Reiki Technique: Sending Reiki to your crystals can help to clear them of negative energy they may have absorbed. #griefreiki #reiki #crystals


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“I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.” 🙏🤩🌱
Mick Jagger


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Mind blowing to think about the fact I’ve ultimately been waiting a long time to feel this way about myself and my life and have this level of control over it. However in order to get to this point waiting wasn’t something I did. Constant work, self development, reflections, refusing to stay comfortable and re learning the art of gratitude were all part of the process. .
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Our minds our powerful however we must remember we are not our minds so learning how to be aware and use them to our advantage is a powerful tool. It requires a lot. Trust me I am far from there. However I am slowly learning the art of how to control my mind rather than letting it control me. I am happy, I am in control and I am learning to love all the ups and downs I encounter ✨
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#strongfox #mindset #powerofnow #lawofattraction #succes #weightloss #happy #selflove #girlswholift #griefrecovery #weighttraining #hypertrophy #shred #iifym #macros #nutrition #bingeeatingrecovery #confidence #weightlifting #strongwomen #strengthtraining #legday #happiness #fatlossjourney #fatloss #growth #groupfitness #groupfitnessinstructor #lesmills #lesmillsnz


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“I know now, just quite how,
My life and love might still go on,
In your heart, in your mind, I'll stay with you for all of time.” — “Wherever You Will Go” (The Calling) When it was time for him to lay down his sword and shield and leave behind the 10-year battle with multiple myeloma, I promised Sean he would live forever in the stories shared by those who loved him, in the courage we would take into a world without him, and in our determination to wring every drop of joy and laughter from all of our days. All of us left behind carry him in our hearts.
#iwillspeakhisname #inmyheartforever #iamhislegacy #phoenixrising #griefrecovery #liveyourlife #loveyourlife #phoenixrising #ink_and_unicorns #thecalling #whereveryouwillgo #musicheals #multiplemyelomaawareness


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Got a last little session of ink therapy in to put some finishing touches on this awesome piece conceptualized, designed, and brought to fruition by @aimless_james at #rebelmusetattoo. He did such an awesome job on my forearm and breastplate that I asked him to surprise me with a design of his choosing that would represent my values and story, and he hit it out of the park. This piece represents the eternal tension that exists in the world...good and evil, love and hate, joy and sorrow. All of these conflicting forces coexist in each of us and the world as a whole, none of them ever gaining a permanent position of dominance. The short version: This too shall pass!#inkaddict #inktherapy #griefrecovery #lasttattoo #yeahright #ink_and_unicorns #aimless_james #tattoo #rebelmusetattoo


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Grief Quiz: How many different life events cause the emotions associated with grief? If you had asked me this question 5 years ago I would have said "A". But I now know the answer is "B" because grief can be the result of many more life events than I originally thought. This is why we struggle because we don't treat moving, changing jobs, etc. as grieving events. What about you? #griefreiki #griefquotes #griefquiz


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Big Teddy from my Paparoni and Lil’ Teddy of my Mamasita’s voice. ❤️ Sometimes I feel like that little girl inside when I wish I had one of my parents to hug me and say life will be okay. And although I no longer have my big teddy, Mamasita bear gives cuddles every night and even sometimes I accidentally press her hand and hear her sweet voice. 😌 #ironty #mamasita #paparoni #imissmymom #imissmydad #30yearsago #17monthsago #griefjourney #griefrecovery #griefsucks #myangels 🌹


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“Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know them. And until we’ve forgiven them their darkness, we don’t really know what love is... there is great emotional power in repeating about an estranged lover, over and over; “May he be blessed. May he be happy. May he be loved.” ⁣
//Marianne Williamson ⁣

I’ve been sick in bed for a few days ... I’ve also been feeling/dreaming/processing some hard things. But this little sliver of light from Marianne Williamson, it’s serving me right now. Maybe its exactly what you need to absorb today too. Love you, babes 🤟🏽


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At times it may seem grief is a barrier, but it’s truly not! It’s the way to healing if we allow ourselves to go into it. "I go beyond barriers to possibilities" — Louise Hay #widow #grief #possibilities #nobarriers #widow


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I used to think that I was better off grieving alone. That no one really understood me and that I wasn’t important enough for anyone to care. I’m so grateful for the friends I’ve had in my life who pushed through my walls and taught me that I don’t need to grieve alone and that life truly is better with friends.


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If one allows, loss has the capacity to completely dissolve the ego, and anything and everything the ego could possibly identify itself with. Loss creates space. It is within this beautiful space that our rebirth occurs, that we finally realize that we are whole and beautiful, just as we are, without the “loved one”.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#grief #grieving #loss #griefsupport #griefrecovery #griefcoach #transitions #rebirth #transform #grievingparents #grieftribe #childrensgrief #griefawareness


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Sleeping can be especially tough when you are grieving, hurting or missing someone you love. Sending Reiki to help you sleep peacefully tonight. #griefreiki #griefquotes #peacefulsleep


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One of my favorite songs! Just Be Held by Casting Crowns.
Sometimes we just have to surrender to the struggle and just be held! “So when you're on your knees and answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on and just be held!” #justbeheld #surrender #struggle #grief #widow


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Thankful Thursday: I am thankful I can escape to the beach when my grief sneaks up on me. It gives me the chance to walk, cry and listen to my loved one's favorite music. What are you thankful for today? #griefreiki #thankfulthursday #thankful


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Loss has the capacity to rocket the human psyche through a time-space wormhole as your life is changed in an instant. This moment is marked forever in your mind with an asterisk. Your memories will be marked as everything which came before this moment and everything which happened after. You are changed forever, it is up to you to determine h o w.
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#grief #grieving #loss #griefsupport #griefrecovery #griefcoach #transitions #wormhole #time #grievingparents #changedforever #childrensgrief #griefawareness


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Grief support at Pathways of Grace is for you if you:
Are ready to heal from past grief
Have lost a spouse, job, family member, home or pet
Think you’re fine, but sometimes notice that grief may be holding you back from inner joy
Have lost your faith and are discouraged with life
Are suffering from a broken heart
Are experiencing grief due to a death, divorce or other major loss
Are tired of feeling held down and held back by the pain in your life
Want feel better and move forward from the pain in your life

Mind-body-spirit connection support at Pathways of Grace is for you If you:

Are plagued with anxiety and depression
Experience chronic pain and are seeking relief
Feel tired all the time
Long for healthy changes, but aren’t sure how to make them
Long for connection and community

How we support you in your grief recovery:

We provide a safe environment for you to address unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain
We offer emotional support through the process, not cold intellectual platitudes
We allow you to choose either an 8-week group format or a 7-week one-on-one format, depending on your preference and availability
We provide you with a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®️, experienced in helping people regain their lives by processing over 40 different types of loss.

#grief #griefrecovery #loss #brokenhearted #death #divorce #pain #mindbodyspirit #anxiety #depression #chronicpain #tired #connection #community #safe #emotions #emotionalsupport


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Sometimes memories are relief. Sometimes they can cause pain. If the latter is happening, it may mean you are experiencing unresolved grief. Grief recovery gives you the actions to let go of the pain so you can enjoy fond memories again. #griefreiki #griefquotes


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There’s so much loneliness in our world! We miss connections with those we love. Especially the intimate connection of a spouse or partner who has died. That void isn’t easily filled! Yet, we can creat connections that do support us and that ease the loneliness. Click the link in my bio to get this free 15 Strategies to Break Free From Loneliness and Embrace Happiness! It’s free! #breakfreefromloneliness #widow #grief #lonliness


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Signs~
I would sit on my porch and, talk to my daughter. I’d cry, because, in an instant she was gone. I’d smile at our beautiful memories. I would ask for signs. “Just let me know you’re still with me. I need you”
And sometimes, butterflies would just land on me. Out of nowhere. Sometimes lady bugs as well. The day I found out she passed, I was headed to the gas station to fill up for the 3 hour drive down to her home. That she passed away in. A ladybug🐞 on my windshield. Ironically, when I got to her home. A ladybug...I doubt the same one. Was on my windshield.
I look for signs. I feel her. I know she’s still here. Feathers, oh the feathers. Just the other day...sitting on @xosirenofthesea patio a fluffy baby feather landed in my leg.
You see, I will never be ok. Ever! I cry. Sad tears, happy tears. I cry. I miss my daughter more than anything. I know I’m selfish. I want her back. I was so blessed with the most amazing 27 years a Mother could ask for. As, our family grows and, expands I feel a tinge of anger. My Chay never got to experience the life of motherhood. She died trying. I know, where ever she is, she’s cuddling all the angel babies.
I just wish...I could have had more time. I love you with all of my heart and soul.
#grief #angeldaughter #momtoanangel #forever27 #childloss #ithurtssobad #comebacktome #mychildhaswings #ididntwantthis #tooyoung #shesgone #myfirstborn #idiedtoo #takemewithyou #myangel👼 #griefsupport #griefjourney #griefrecovery #babysteps #thismamaisdevasted #somedaysicant #ladybugs #butterflies #feathers #lookforsigns #theyarewithus


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One of my favorite artists of all time... Sometime you have to face the day despite the sorrows you encounter.

The DJ's playing the same song
I have so much to do
I have to carry on
I wonder if this grief will ever let me go
I feel like I am the king of sorrow, yeah
The king of sorrow

#grief #song #sorrow #sade #kingofsorrow #griefmusic #healing #griefrecovery #gealingwithmygrief #griefplaylist


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8 years ago today, I embarked on the greatest adventure of my life with nothing but a handful of personal belongings, a burning desire to live authentically, and Sean at my side, ready to catch me if I fell. What a ride it has been! I miss that man more than words can say, but I will forever treasure the memories and the courage he instilled in me! #ink_and_unicorns #iamhislegacy #phoenixrising #empoweredtothrive #griefrecovery #loveyourlife #liveyourlife #buildingafuture


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This has been a crazy week but I do want to share that this little cutie has the superpower to brighten anyone’s day!


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🌹One of the qualities I miss about my Mamasita is her tender loving touch. Her heart always had the intention of love and to put others happiness first. She showed this toward her children and especially her grand babies. Of course she had her faults as we all do, but one thing my Mama ALWAYS wanted, was for others to enjoy life and be happy. I miss that so much and sometimes it feels so unfair to not share that with her, to share life with her especially when there is so much I want to share with her. But, when I reflect on pictures like these, and I see how she treated and cared for her mother-in-law, I see a characteristic trait of the type of woman I want to become and remind myself to be thankful for the moments I did have with her. I miss you so much Mamasita. I love you with my whole heart. I can’t wait to see that soft sweet smile of your again some day. 😔❤️ #ironty #griefsucks #griefjourney #griefrecovery #imissmymom #mamasita #shesdancingwithjesus #17months #iwillneverbethesame #neverforget #myangel😇 #021817


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A deep loss has the capacity to force the human psyche through a space-time wormhole to a completely new perspective. Loss forces us to completely re-evaluate every single aspect of our lives: who we “think” we are, who we know we are not, what we value and what we do not, how we live our lives, what “life” means to us, how we love, how we forgive, and how we can be more present in our lives.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#grief #grieving #loss #griefsupport #griefrecovery #griefcoach #transitions #portal #wormhole #grieftribe #childrensgrief #emotionalportal


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Join me today as we talk about self care.
The components of self care.
Some strategies involved to help you manage your physical ,mental and spiritual health in a practical way.
@thefitchicmovement
#bebrunswickfit
#nutrition
#mentalhealth
#physicalhealth
#focus
#griefrecovery
#life
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‘I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.’ - Michael Jordan.
This quote keeps popping up in my social media today, and I just can’t ignore it anymore. Here’s to trying, failing, trying again, failing again, and getting back up over and over until your dream becomes your reality.
#falldown7getup8. 📷: @pinterest


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When pain and sorrow rise up and drain the color from the world, I remind myself that a new dawn will come, the sun will dance again across the waves, hope will be restored, and endless possibilities will present themselves once more. #griefrecovery #hopeiseternal #phoenixrising #liveyourlife #loveyourlife #ink_and_unicorns #empoweredtothrive


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Love inevitably leads back to love. That usually (probably always) means that sorrow is going to get thrown into the mix. Love, however, doesn’t stop. It may seem like it stops, but it morphs and flows; it’s powerful, eternal like that. 🌔 I shared a small collection of grief poetry on the blog today as a reminder that “again” happens too. ✨ link in my bio ✨ My ego wants to answer: "I would ask for a lot more." My heart answers: "Thank you for that." 💚


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Grief Myth: Instead of "being strong" and hiding your grief it is better to "be human." Express both your happy and sad emotions. It is healthier for you emotionally, physically and spiritually. It also sets a better example for those around you. Your sadness gives them “permission” to also express how they are feeling without fear of being judged, analyzed or criticized. #griefreiki #griefquotes #griefmyth


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When you wake up and don’t know where (or when) you are. A new “let’s talk about grief” post at the link in the bio.

#wanderingwidow #widowsofinstagram #grief #griefrecovery #griefjourney #brokenopen #recklesstruthteller #coping #survivor #letstalkaboutgrief


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It’s been a long time since I woke up reaching for him. But that’s what happened this morning. It’s just gonna be one of those grief days where the sadness, aloneness, and loneliness crash over me in waves. Nothing I can do but turn into the waves to lessen the damage.
Thank goodness for coffee.

#wordywidow #widowsofinstagram #wanderingwidow #griefjourney #letstalkaboutgrief #grief #griefrecovery #coping #survivor #poetry #instapoet #instaquotes


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What Not To Say Tip: Just be happy they are no longer in pain. If a loved one died of a long-term physical or mental illness, it’s probably true they are no longer suffering or in pain. However, it doesn’t change the fact that a griever may be heartbroken by the loss. Even though they may be able to rationalize this statement in their head, saying it doesn’t help their heart to feel any better. #griefreiki #griefquotes #grieftips #tiptuesday


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It is through the transformative power of loss that we may become the greatest, most beautiful expression of who we are meant to be. With a very difficult loss you are at choice: lose yourself to the loss itself or allow the loss to change you. 》



your greatest loss just may be the Avenue to your SOUL 》



#grief #grieving #loss #griefsupport #griefrecovery #griefcoach #transitions #transform #trauma #grievingparents #grieftribe #change #griefawareness


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My 15-year-old niece is staying with us and I was trying to feel all young and do the #spacebun thing. I think I failed but 🤷🏻‍♀️ #imalmost40.
All that to say day ✌🏻of my new VIP lifting program got done before the girls woke up this morning, and now I have to use two hands to hold my phone because my biceps are shot 💪🏻. LOL after coming from hour-long workouts 6 days/week and getting great results to now only working out 4 days/week for 30/40 minutes I was having a hard time trusting this process but now I know that it’s gonna work because I’ve heard the science behind it and I’ve felt the burn for myself 🔥. I’d love to have more badass chicks jump on in with me and my girl gang and get amazing results while still living their lives this summer.
The group just started, but since everything is streaming, you just need a set of weights and boom 💥 you’re in!
Whaddaya say, join me already? 👇
As always link is in my bio. Fill out the application for the test group and we will get you started.


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It's Self Care Week. Day 2

Grief and loss have a way of robbing our identities without us even realizing that we had lost it. You are not you , or your old self, your demeanor starts to change, your language starts to reflect the pain you are constantly in, your body starts to change into a carrier of stress and heartache, You are not YOu, YOu are are now a griever, and the quicker you realize and accept this, the quicker you can begin to heal and complete your relationship with that which you lost, which can be your partners, your job, your child, even your identity or 40 other identified losses.

You see being a widow at the age of 27 has taught me so much about how people are clueless about growth after loss. And It's not because people don't care, it's simply because people don't have the right tools in their tool box to help them.

When I stumbled on the grief recovery method, it put things in perspective for me, It allowed me the freedom to create a new me, with an understanding that grief Recovery is about becoming emotionally complete and beginning the next phase of your life with a fresh perspective.

10 years later after attending many workshops, therapy sessions, mentoring sessions, and becoming a certified grief recovery specialist, I can tell you that grief recovery works.

I missed my oldself, that jovial 27 year old chic, that was carefree about how her body looked, that was open to entertaining friends, that was always a planner without feeling insecure if anyone would support. You see when we experience loss as it relates to a situation or someone it is quite amazing to see how we lose sight of who we were, not that we were defined by the other entity, but that other entity was part of our well being.

It's okay to miss the person or situation , but it's also okay to Miss YOU as well and the person you were. Now it's time to be your own kind of beautiful and purposeful.

There is nothing like thriving after only trying to survived.

I missed me a lot, glad to know I'm back and redefined at 37.

#thefitchicmovement
#love
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#fitness
#survivelivethrive
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When we are grieving things can often hit us all at the same time leaving us feeling helpless or hopeless. Hang in there. Take one hour at a time. Don't try to solve all the world's problems. Be gentle with yourself. This too shall pass. #griefreiki #griefquotes


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Yeah it’s weird, I know. A picture of the steering column of the car I was driving. My thought was, ‘Well this is more real than most social media. I should post this.’ It represents my view as I collapsed into my daughter’s lap as we tried to leave for an adventurous outing. It represents the posture and suddenness of grief, those moments where your heart is crushed beneath the weight of loss and you find yourself barely able to breathe, where tears and snot flow ugly from your face but you don’t care, you just need to let it out. The blackness of swift deep despair surrounds you. The juxtaposition between being in a car, moving forward (if you will) in life while another aspect or person has died, creates confusion - and that’s ok. The ‘still’ is a picture of grief, stuck for a moment or season in time, processing pain while our heart and mind attempt continuity and understand. All of life is fleeting, including despair. The Bible tells us there is a time to grieve, a time to cry. It’s ok. Let yourself. We miss you always. #mylifeinpictures #instastory #instapic #instadaily #griefrecovery #atimetogrieve #godmakesallthingsnew #lifeismessy #loveiscomplicated #painisfleeting #embracethemess #joycomesinthemorning 🌸🦋


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It's a process

#noragrets #griefrecovery #walkingon


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Wise words from Breaking Sad contributor Virginia Williams.☂️💜


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I couldn’t understand why things had changed for the worse when I returned home. Then came the awkward moment when my family and some of my inner circle confessed they never read anything I write. Oh. They no longer know who I am. I’m the one that’s changed.

#wordywidow #widowsofinstagram #wanderingwidow #griefjourney #letstalkaboutgrief #grief #griefrecovery #coping #survivor #poetry #instapoet #instaquotes


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There's been this thing that I've noticed happening lately: people compare their pain to the pain of others.
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They'll say things like, "Well, I don't do that, so you shouldn't either." Or, "Well, that was a long time ago. You shouldn't still feel the same way."
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We're all different, and that's OKAY. We need to honor each other and the differences in each other.
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It's these differences that keep us learning, and keep us connected to our humanity.
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We all don't deal with grief the same way, or excitement the same way, or depression, schizophrenia, oppression--anything. We each have our own unique way of getting through the world. .
Wouldn't it be better if we could just accept--not tolerate--one another? Wouldn't it be better if we could just love one another? ...Drive out any hatred with love and understanding?
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...Understand that when people speak about their oppression with anger, they're speaking from a place of hurt, and our job is to shut up and listen? To ask how we can make it better from here on out?
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We might deal with life differently. That doesn't mean that others have to deal the same way we do.
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Allow people the space to work through their own trauma in their own way. Allow people the space to be hurt and find comfort in you.
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Of course this isn't license for people to abuse you psychologically, emotionally, physically...because I know some people might misconstrue what I am saying. And you'll, unfortunately, always get people that will twist something like this to use for their own purposes...
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Don't invalidate people and their experiences just because you're not dealing with the exact same situation in the exact same way. Its okay that you're coping in your own way, and someone else is coping in theirs.
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Give space. Love one another.


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HOPE:
So why is it then, if a loss in any form, has the capacity to be the most painful, horrible, darkness we could ever experience in our lifetime, why must we experience loss? What does loss teach us? Loss can be so powerful, so profound, that if we truly surrender to the loss, our soul is transformed in a way that would not be possible without the presence of the loss. The purpose of loss is the evolution of your very soul. It is from the seed of loss that your soul may flower.
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#grief #grieving #loss #griefsupport #soul #griefrecovery #flower #griefcoach #transitions #divorce #stuck #grievingparents #grieftribe #soulflower #childrensgrief #griefawareness


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Move beyond the pain. Sharon Brubaker. Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist.


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“Incomplete grief will create hyper vigilant self-protection from further emotional pain.” Thanks to @gangsta_lynne for the suggestion. #griefrecovery


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Meditation: As part of my grief journey I will let go of worry and fear. I will focus on each moment with reassurance that I am safe and I am loved. And so it is. #griefreiki #griefquotes #meditation


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