It’s Here: The A.R.T. of Healing
Decades in the making, The A.R.T. of Healing is finally here. My whole life has been leading up to this mission.
I know the grips of despair. I know the weight of self-hatred. And I know the pain of self-blame.
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But I also know, on the other side of those emotions, I can see the truth.
The truth is that we are meant and intended to grow through this experience, so we may transform ourselves into something bigger and greater than we ever imagined possible.
We are meant to love deeper, contribute more and see clearer because we have the keen awareness that there is no guarantee of tomorrow.
I know this journey is the hardest thing I have ever done, but it has also allowed me to break free of pain, guilt and shame – and truly embrace happiness, joy and fulfillment.
Out of my most treacherous darkness, I have created purpose.
And I want that for you, too.
The A.R.T. of Healing
Who I’m Not
Before we begin this journey together, I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I am not a counselor or therapist, and I’ll never pretend to be one. I believe everyone should seek the support of a mental health professional – because there is absolutely grieving work that needs to be done in that setting. I am not sharing this information with you because I believe it can replace the work done between two people in a therapy setting.
You see, in the beginning stages of grief, it’s important to be conscious of who we share our grief with. When the trauma is fresh, we feel very emotionally fragile. It’s a time to choose our company carefully because not all well-placed intentions and opinions are helpful. That’s why I always suggest starting with some kind professional or counselor who understands how to help you sort through the initial shock and pain.
That being said, I did not create The A.R.T. of Healing to replace this process, and it is not my intention to replace a professional counselor or therapist.
Who I Am
I am, however, a credible witness to the earth-shattering pain of losing a child. One morning, I accidentally fell asleep, and I found out I lost my son, Drew, hours later.
Today, I have grown through it. I have gained wisdom and empathy as the result of his life – and for that I can only be immensely grateful. It’s the foundation on which I live my life. And I bring Drew and his story everywhere I go. He’s always with me – as I’m impacting lives, making a difference and supporting other mothers on this healing journey.
I feel called to be an example of what’s possible for mothers who lost a child. And I do so unapologetically. Honestly, I can only love and appreciate my life to the degree that I do because, at one point, I was so desperately hurt I almost couldn’t appreciate it enough to stay. I understand what those moments of grief can feel like. But I also know there are things you can do every day – and sometimes every minute of the day – to take baby steps until you start to realize you’re living again.
Where I can provide value is through my personal testimony of survival. I offer my story as an example. I share what I’ve learned as possibilities for what might help you. I have not walked your journey, but I can tell you what it meant to walk mine. I am someone who can stand beside you as your reminder of hope when you thought you’d lost it, as your source of love when you’re sure it was gone, and as your invitation to acceptance when you refuse to consider it. I can look beyond the grieving process and see a life where you feel joy again. I want you to live with joy – because I know it’s possible.
Who This Is For
If you’re now living a life absent of your child – and you’re ready to shift from despair to joy – this membership is designed for you. There’s a point when we have the choice to transform through the heartbreaking loss instead of staying stuck in the pain of it. This community is for anyone who’s ready to believe in the possibilities of a brighter tomorrow and choose daily to create that reality.
If you’re ready to make the journey from despair to hope, acceptance and joy, then we have daily practices, rituals, activities, affirmations, journal prompts and more to help you re-engage with a community of women who are walking the journey alongside you.
What I Hope You Get From This
This membership is designed to be a safe, transformative space where you can reimagine your life and learn to live emotionally free and spiritually whole – because it is possible. As unimaginable as that sounds right now, I know it is possible.
This is also a community where you can come talk to people who are walking the same journey. Many of our loved ones can show us a great deal of empathy, but it’s different when you can talk to another mother and ask, “Are you feeling this, too?” “I want to sleep in his bed. Is that normal?” “I have his muddy little shoes put away in a trunk, and I save every little piece of him. Am I losing my mind?”
What’s The Art of Healing?
The Art of Healing is a membership, resource and community for mothers who are moving through the pain of losing a child. Materials and conversations will focus on the three main shifts that occur when you reach the point of acceptance. When you have accepted that your reality is now different, and you’re ready to find hope of happiness again, then this membership will provide a creative framework for your healing journey – as well as the community to support you along the way. The membership will include a 7-part video series of healing principles and exercises to support you as you transform from a life of loss to feeling spiritually whole and emotionally free.
Ready For The Journey?
If this membership sounds like the next right step for you, we invite mothers to pre-enroll. We’re beginning enrollment now.