I can only begin to empathize and relate to your very specific and unique pain. But my friend, you do not have to do it alone. That's where this membership comes in.
HERE'S MY STORY
I was my own first student. Both of my parents died from cancer within six months of each other, followed by my sweet 19-year-old fur baby less than a year later. As an only child, my entire immediate family was just... gone.
I've been where you are...
Good question! This means you have an online space where you will feel supported, seen, heard, and validated as someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one.
This monthly membership encompasses an online grief support group (participate as much or as little as you'd like, or work your way up to it!), access to me as your Grief Coach, and watchable/downloadable tools that empower and teach you how to cope with your day-to-day grief.
What exactly is this "membership", Tara?
Because that, my friend, can the most difficult part. After the funeral and the initial weeks after the loss are over, after people slowly stop checking on you, after everyone seems to think you're okay when really, you're still struggling...
The goal is for you to find consistent comfort, support, and guidance in your grief journey in a way that is at your fingertips as you need it.
To get to this "better place", we really have to get to know our grief! To understand it and how it affects us mentally, physically, and beyond. It's about understanding that our losses and our grief will always be with us, and it's a part of our story.
Now, it's figuring out how to cope with the day-to-day difficulties, one step at a time, in a way that gives us grace and permission to make our journey exactly what it needs to be.
My grief philosophy
It's not only learning how to cope with the acute, "in your face" grief. It's how to navigate and move forward with the day-to-day complexities of it.
It's understanding that it is a complex process, and it will ebb and flow. And you know what? That's okay! All we can do as grievers is approach it as carefully and thoughtfully as possible, making sure to give ourselves the proper time and energy to do exactly that.
It's approaching our grief with love, and in a way that is holistic and digestible. Because we're already overwhelmed as it is, right?!
what does "intentional" life after loss really mean?
To be "intentional" with our grief means that we give it the time and attention it deserves. To be open-minded to the grief work, the healing journey, and the things our grief can teach us.
You feel lost, stuck, unable to move forward, in pain, and wondering how you're supposed to move forward from here.
You feel overwhelmed and confused about where to begin coping with your grief, whether you're new on this journey or it has been some time since your loss.
You find it difficult to function on a day-to-day basis. Or, find it hard to relate to others and can't seem to find a solution that has worked.
You need grief support that isn't overwhelming, but is impactful.
Guidance on how to work through your grief and loss from a Certified Grief Coach that is served in a way that's relatable and trustworthy, and takes the guesswork out of your grief work.
A sense of peace moving forward in life without feeling like you're moving away or forgetting your loved one(s). Feeling as though you have a sense of direction, hope, a zest for life, are able to cope with the day-to-day complexities of grief with confidence, have less stress and anxiety, and more.
A community of like-minded people where you'll feel less alone, where you can participate as much or as little as you're comfortable with. A space where you're surrounded by those that understands where you've been and where you are, and encompasses guidance, support, comfort, and a safe space, but also joy, laughter, and vulnerability.
Consistent, reliable tools, resources, and support that is not overwhelming or intimidating, and is something you'll actually look forward to!
from the Losses Become Gains community on Instagram.
Real grievers who are struggling with their grief on a daily basis, even years later.If any of these sound like you, this is for you.
Say less... I'm in!
This is why I designed this membership, and these are the types of thoughts, feelings, and emotions Intentional Life After Loss will help you navigate.
It's all about how to address the grief at-hand, but we're transforming your life one step at a time, too! This membership is designed to help you through this adversity.
These are real comments
I can't wait until we have our session, I really enjoy them. Talking to you has made such a difference. I knew I needed to talk to someone but made up my mind that I wasn't going to use a counselor. Thank you for being my coach and if for nothing else just listening. I love the "homework" I can tell I am not the same person I was a couple of years ago!!!
Think of this as a cozy corner café with your favorite beverage in-hand!
A safe, welcoming place for a monthly check-in where you can process and talk about your highs and lows, ask me questions, receive in-the-moment coaching on your healing journey, and more.
Most importantly, it's a way to hold other accountable and support each other! Zero pressure to participate. You're welcome to just listen in, too.
I'M READY, TARA!
A Facebook community is included to build up your support system where you can connect with me and other grievers going through similar losses. I like to call this the "Progress Pod!"
I pop in weekly to answer questions, provide feedback, and encourage you on your journey. I am an anything-but-absent guide and coach to you, and you will find endless support and inspiration in the group!
I love guiding you through this process and holding your hand as you try new things, have beautiful "aha" moments, and grow as a griever!
Each month I thoughtfully put together a mini digital downloadable toolkit, carefully created just for you.
Depending on the month and what we're digging into, this can be coping tools, exercises, prompts with thought-provoking questions, a video addressing a particular griefy topic... just enough to keep you going, but doesn’t feel like some complicated homework assignment.
My goal each month is to make this very digestible and easily doable! It's all about the impact here.
Grief is a lifelong process, and needs to be treated that way. It comes down to turning your pain into purpose—your losses into gains!
But before we can really think about all of that, I thought about every aspect of my healing journey that helped me to get to the point I'm at, and what has been useful and life-changing for the grievers I have coached. When I really took a step back, I realized there was so much more beyond the surface.
So, that's what I want to share with you and what I want this membership to be about! There are so many little nuances and complexities to grief, and they all deserve time and attention. My bread and butter is working through that with you in a way that is impactful, educational, and inspiring.
Can you imagine what it’s like to cope with grief from a
place of peace
What if you could spend less time in feeling stuck, uninspired, and living small?
What if you instead harnessed what you're going through and use that energy to build a life for yourself that makes you feel more healed, empowered, and supported as you journey through the grief process?
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Asking yourself impactful questions
Teaching ourselves self-compassion
Grieving positively, with hope
Rebuilding relationships and maintaining quality ones
Re-imagining our "new normal"
Leaning into moments of joy
Coping with grief, loss, and hardship
Coping with loneliness, confusion, and feeling lost after the death of a loved one
Day-to-day coping tools
Managing anxiety, stress, and fear
Shifting your mindset in your grief
Intentional and healthy living after loss
Wellness, self-care, and somatics in grief
I owe you so much for your help these past few months. I noticed on my fitbit that I have a place for daily meditation and I have actually started utilizing it these past few days and can already see a difference. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for being my coach and helping me figure all of this out. Not quite there but I am not where I was when we first started talking.
Access all of these tools and support to help you discover how to cope with your pain, find a sense of healing after your loss, and create abundance and joy in your life that can co-exist with your grief. I warmly invite you into this transformational membership and move from heartache to hope!
Everything is available to you immediately upon joining, including a special bonus gift from me to you!
With that in mind, here's why you can place your confidence in myself and this membership and set any enrollment nerves aside.
Upon joining, you'll immediately have access to this membership and your first month's content, the community, and the opportunity to join one of our live calls.
This means you'll have the chance to get to experience this membership first-hand, and the kind of support and guidance you'll be receiving on a monthly basis—because there's more where that will come from!
If you don't love what you're seeing don't feel confident and motivated that this membership is for you, simply reach out, we'll have a quick conversation about where you're at and what your specific needs are, and I will personally help you discover what help might be best for you.
All you have to do is email email@example.com!
I know what it can feel like to invest in yourself in this way, and I know that can be intimidating. Especially when it comes to grief and understanding how to live with it, we're never really sure if something is going to help. Perhaps you're weary of what you're getting into, you want to "try it before you buy it" (aka commit to a monthly membership)... I hear you!
It's time to release the fear, resistance, and doubt that you will never heal or feel the same again. It's not about forgetting, it's about honoring your loved one, yourself, and your life. Your life is not over, it just looks and feels different now. The goal: do one intentional, realistic thing each day to bring you closer to yourself and your healing.
It's not about "getting over it" and "moving on". It's about trusting yourself, the process, and growing around your grief and giving yourself grace as you move forward. It's acknowledging that your loss will always be with you, but doing so in a way that's easy to digest and is all about the baby steps—in a way that isn't daunting or too much too fast.
If you're curious to hear more about this topic or are wondering how this can look and feel for you, check out episode 28 of the Losses Become Gains Podcast where we dive into this further!
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