I recently participated in a telesummit in which I was asked to share ways that I have dealt with dark times. I decided to revisit my toughest loss, because it has reshaped the rest of my life. I’m grateful to have had this chance to look back and examine with new insights my deepest life sorrow and joy, all rolled up into one: the birth and death of my only child, Sarah Grace, 19 years ago.
My intention is to offer solace and inspiration during the grieving process by weaving in some teachings from Let Your Yoga Dance, yoga, and Positive Psychology: "Seven Healing Ways to Find Grace Within Grief". Having lived at Kripalu (at the time a yoga ashram, or spiritual residential community), for twelve years, I had acquired many tools to help me cope. In the last four years, I have discovered even more tools through Positive Psychology, which has reinforced what I had already been doing all these years. I think of these modalities as pathways to healing and deeper understanding.