Amazing, beautiful, moving, deep! Wonderful talk!!!
Hello, where can I find this with spanish subtitles? Thanks
Way to go Geoff. Love that courage, love that message. My daughter died 3
years ago (she was 23) and after 18 months of holding it back, I opened
myself up to a whole new way of living, certain of her blessing. I’ve taken
(and left) her ashes wherever I travel, started a blog and a Facebook Page,
Joyful Mourning, to begin the conversation about how grief CAN change us in
good ways. People want to talk about this stuff!
Set decoration is half assed. 🙂
Hi Penny, thanks for your comment. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of
your son. You have my attention piqued…I would LOVE to hear about the
travels with your son’s ashes, and about how grief has changed you in good
ways. There’s a few ways to tell of your experience on my blog. Hope you
find one that resonates. I look forward to hearing from you. Becky P.S. I
tried to include the website address but it’s not allowed from this site so
sent you a reply via YouTube with the link shown.
Hi Penny, how about you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org because this site
won’t allow me to provide my website address
I’m having trouble dealing with my gf death. Its so hard, I don’t even want
to be here.
I think I knew everything Geoff said, but it is so easy to get sucked into
the vortex of feeling sorry for yourself. I lost my spouse after a two and
a half year battle to cancer, at the age of 29, with a 21 month in tow.
During Christmas number 2, and with the 2 year anniversary of his death
approaching I find it so easy to use his death as an excuse to check out
and just survive. However, I have a child to raise, and I refuse to model
for her that only surviving is good enough. Geoff is completely right, I
have been to hell and back, but actually feeling the emotions, and walking
through the fire of grief, can bring you to a place of enlightenment, peace
and gratefulness, if even for only a few moments at a time, that are
absolutely mind blowing. My husband fought hard for his life, and now I
fight for mine. I honour my husband by living well, living happy, and
Excellent. And he certainly practices what he preaches. It must take a lot
of courage to go up on stage and be vulnerable like that.
It seems to be hardest to face for heterosexual men, or is that just my
perception, I wonder why? Fear of showing vulnerability, weakness,
Excellent Excellent…. Thank you so much for sharing your open heart and
Thank you Geoff, at the end of the video I wanted to join your audience in
applauding you. Thank you.
Great great talk! thank you
I found this for an assignment but it has helped me to shape my own
personal grief journey after the death of the love of my life. I feel a
flicker of a flame of life I want to fan and grow. Thanks
You have no idea what this means to a girl who heard about her father’s
death yesterday. I’ve literally surrounded myself with books and the
internet to listen to others. It’s turns out it does wonders to hear from
much more experienced people. Thank you!!!!
Very well said and done! My grief started young and showed in many forms
throughout my life. It was a pleasure to hear these things said. I love the
term an “adventure”, along with the visualization at the end of the video
because I personalized mine!
see now this is a true show of strength of a real man 🙂
Took him a bit to find his feet, yet a great load of insight toward the end.
I lost my son to suicide on August 21, 2010. It was the horrendous and I
didn’t know how I could go on. Slowly, as I began to come to terms with it
I realized he didn’t want to hurt anyone else, he wanted to end the
relentless pain of profound depression. I came to understand that if I give
up on my own life it feels selfish of me. I owe it to myself and to Terry
to live a wholehearted life. And to make sure he didn’t die in vain. So I
am a suicide awareness advocate, my life has purpose and joy. I will
always miss my beautiful boy, Terry, and I will honour him by living well.
Adventures in Grief. Living the best Life for those we have Lost
An anchor in my storm of grief
i have had my share of grief and i know there is more to come;” once you
embrace death then only can you start living!”. i appreciate the truth
about how you feel when dealing with loss of a loved one. i would like to
know your views on a situation when there are alot of unanswered questions
about a death i.e – unknown causes or prehaps a murder that was not solved?
Thankyou so much for this. I have had many losses, most recently my
husband, the love of my life. I am/have been actively grieving, facing the
tsunami when they wash over me, immersing myself in the pain – but also
feeling joy in my family and friends, my home, the weather etc, and now I
am looking to the future, taking my husband with me in my her part,
determined to live well for us both. You have affirmed for me that I am
grieving ‘well’ and healthily. You are an inspiration. Xxx
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