This program has forced me to think about what I really want in my life. I've added some great resources to my personal toolbox. Thank you!
~ Karen Fraser ~
“Louise creates an environment of acceptance and trust.
As a person who usually steps back and blends in, I found myself moved to actively participate and discover myself and immerse myself in the content.” ~ Angela R
Louise has helped me let the negative things go and concentrate on all the wonderful people and events which fill my life. And for that, I am very GRATEFUL! ~ Deirdre Pringle
“My sample coaching session with Louise was amazing! I love that she forces you to get uncomfortable and dig deep into the root of what is potentially holding you back and gives you tidbits to help you shift your thinking so you can manifest anything your heart desires."
~ Amanda G
I thought I made it through Mother's Day this time!
Until I saw a beautiful video that a dear friend of mine posted. It is a beautiful tribute to her as a mother and as a daughter. As I watched her elderly mother talk about how proud she was of her daughter for becoming a wonderful adult and mother herself, well, I lost it.
Grief is such a thief!
I was having an absolutely beautiful Mother's Day/Birthday weekend where I got to spend time with my own children, their beautiful wives, my dear husband and our precious granddaughter. Nothing means more to me than to spend time with them. It just doesn't get any better than this and nobody is more grateful than I am to have created what feels like a very privileged, charmed life.
My own post for the day was focused on my own mother (see above photo) with the following words:
"Because of you I live with joy, I embrace all opportunities, I love fiercely, I demand respect and I treasure my health. In only 22 years you gave me lessons I have carried with me my whole life. Happy Mother's Day Mommy. #GratefulMoments "
My post was created to be mindful of those of you out there that struggle with this holiday, maybe you are also motherless, have a difficult/toxic relationship with your mother, lost a child or never had children yourself. I intended to show that we can find peace in gratitude, even around our pain.
But, I was reminded once again that she died too early and I never got to be an "adult" with her.
He would be turning 16 today...
it! I am so angry. He was healthy, spunky and our very, very best friend. Just
because we didn't see those coyotes lurking in the bush, he is gone. We should
have been more diligent. How could we? He never asked for much from us and
deserved everything. Especially our protection and care. We will never forgive
This last three months has been a much bigger evolution for me personally than I ever would have thought. All due to losing our sweet Max. You see, for the first time in over 30 years, I don't have anyone I am directly responsible for.
And here comes the guilt barreling in again. You see, I am learning to enjoy this new-found freedom. I can go out for more than 3-4 hours at a time without rushing home to let him out. I can finally hop on a plane with my hubby and go to work with him without worry. How could I be enjoying this in any way?
Over the past three months the grief is ebbing, replacing itself with loneliness. The guilt will take longer; I’m working at watering it down with as much grace and self-love as I can muster.