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FOR GRIEVING OUT LOUD  - LOVE, LOSS AND SAYING 'YES' TO LIFE

     Patti Shaffner, Certified Grief Educator, CZT, CST                                       

Welcome to For Grieving Out Loud - Love, Loss and Saying 'Yes' to Life

We don't have to grieve alone and we don't have to keep it quiet. We can reach out for support and we can tell others what does and doesn't help. 

As a fellow griever and Certified Grief Educator I am here to serve in whatever ways I can both for those who grieve and those who love them. 

(Formerly Known As Wisecracks)

 

WALKING IN GRIEF

The "What Now?"

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How Many Steps

I have an app on my phone that counts my steps in a day.

Of course it only counts steps IF I happen to have my phone on me.

Also... it only counts steps that have been physically taken by moving my body.

What is does NOT count...

The steps I have taken in any given day to face my reality...
The steps of making phone calls to address the business of death...
The steps I have taken in meditation...
The steps I have taken in watching emotions rise and fall and walking my mind and heart and body back to the moment....
The steps I take in dreams...
The steps I take into the past that my person and I shared...
The steps I take into the future that is unfolding before me...
The steps I have taken away from my center...
The steps I take back to myself...

More than the 8,000 or 10,000 that is said to maintain my health......
More than anyone can count...
More than anyone knows.... not even me....

And I just keep walking....

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January 1, 2022

˜”*°•.˜”*°• My Haiku for 2022
Make it a year of Action - Not words •°*”˜.•°*”˜

𝟙.
𝕄𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕙𝕠𝕡𝕖 𝕒 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘
𝕠𝕗 𝕕𝕠𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝕠𝕗
𝕨𝕒𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕞𝕒𝕘𝕚𝕔

𝟚.
𝕄𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕖𝕟 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕔𝕒𝕟
𝔹𝕖 𝕧𝕚𝕘𝕚𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕥 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕨𝕙𝕠𝕝𝕖
𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 𝕟𝕖𝕖𝕕𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖

𝟛.
𝕄𝕒𝕘𝕚𝕔 𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕤 𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕟
𝕨𝕖 𝕤𝕖𝕖 𝕡𝕠𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕓𝕚𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕤
𝕔𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕟 𝕚𝕟

 
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OFFERINGS

PEER GRIEF SUPPORT

INFORMATION ON WHAT PEER GRIEF SUPPORT IS AND ISN'T

 MUSIC

AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER I HAVE USED MY MUSIC TO HELP ME PROCESS GRIEF.
FIND MY MUSIC HERE.

WISECRACKS

MY GRIEF JOURNEY BEGAN WITH A DAILY FB BLOG PAGE.

 I INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE THERE. 

 PLEASE LIKE AND FOLLOW 

STORYTELLING

LEARNING TO TELL THE STORY OF YOUR PERSON AND YOUR GRIEF

BOOKS, WEBSITES, EXPERTS I HAVE FOUND HELPFUL

 
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Rumi


"Your grief for what you've lost lifts a mirror up to where you're bravely working."


 
 
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MUSIC & SPOKEN WORD

Exploring Grief Through Music and Spoken Word 

Click Here

 

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