Is It Okay to Heal?

A new normal? I’ve wanted to write about this for a long time. It’s scary. There is this unspoken law in the suicide community that survivors can’t heal all the way. That if we do, we somehow are betraying our loved ones lost to suicide. Even worse,...

She Wanted Someone To Ask

It’s been a bumpy ride for me lately so when Weber School District invited me to attend a seminar given by Jeremy Galloway, I hesitated.  I didn’t even check him out.  Today, the morning of the seminar, I decided not to go.  Yet, something inside of me...

It’s All About Love

I’m Mormon. This morning as I was getting ready for church, I was watching videos on the Mormon Channel. A video featuring the song Love At Home began playing. I listened to the words, ‘There is beauty all around when there’s love at home.’ For...

Hannah Died – It’s Not Your Fault

You didn’t cause Hannah to die from suicide. He messages me. He says he wants to come visit. It’s been 2 years since she’s been gone. It’s his first time. It’s his time. Everyone mourns differently. I don’t think I’ve ever...

PTSD – Is It Real?

PTSD – Is it real? It was terrifyingly real to me. I’m sharing parts of my wrestle with PTSD.  PTSD offers us growth and empowerment.  What? That’s right. Resilience is not just surviving but thriving. I’m driving home feeling that something...