Tag Archive for after a suicide

Coping with Loss: A Reinterpretation of Father’s Day

appreciation | Dianna Bonny Photography

As far as holidays go, Father’s Day presents a certain kind of challenge. Living in this culture of mass marketed and manufactured “celebration” days, it is somewhat hard to escape. Don’t get me wrong — I adore holidays and the way they create a space for expressing sentiments that should really be expressed on a daily basis. I just don’t more »

Using The Power Of The Breath To Reconnect With Karen Winter

In this 63 minute interview with author, EFT master and Breath Work practitioner, Karen Winter, we discuss using the power of the breath to reconnect with the light and love that lives within us, especially after traumatic loss. Breathing is largely overlooked as a tool for healing, but it is an important element to explore when we are navigating any kind more »

What Can We Mindfully Learn From The Suicide Epidemic

I know it’s the holidays, not the best time for this topic, but this past week I learned about the recent suicide of a high school senior here in San Diego, a young man voted home coming king at his school, and thought to be happy. I also met a prominent Hollywood figure who knew of four recent suicides in more »

Suicide Support: A Letter to Healing Souls

Bob Dylan quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

Dear Gorgeous Healing Soul: You possess extraordinary innate healing capacities. I know this to be true because I have discovered it for myself during my zig-zag journey through loss over the last four years, as I shifted from a wounded being, curled up in a ball, to a human standing on her own, breathing deeply and welcoming the uncertainty that more »

Shifting Preconceived Notions About Autism and Suicide

isaac asimov quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

Last week, I attended two functions, which means I left the house. I used to be more of the going-out type, but have become, without really noticing, a bit of a hermit. I enjoyed myself and realized I need to get out more often because I love learning new things and meeting new people. Time to rebuild my social-interaction stamina. more »

The Importance of Wayfinding After Losing a Loved One

Pema Chodron quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

I have mentioned I am working on a book and as I get deeper into the process of editing and writing, and more writing then editing, I continue to be intrigued by how much one can learn about themselves when putting pen to paper. I still have many pages to journey through before arriving at the threshold of a published book, more »

Talking About Suicide for Healing

Thich Nhat Hanh quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

As a result of Robin Williams’ suicide, I have had quite a few requests for radio interviews. I really enjoy them because it is interesting to hear what people are curious about in regards to this subject. Common themes have emerged and there have been a few probing questions that have really made me stop in my tracks. Suicide is more »

A Forensic Exploration Into Understanding Suicide

Gilda Radner quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

I have been pondering suicide from a more forensic point of view, trying to understand what it is that makes the subject so very difficult for us to explore and discuss in a way that will ultimately be healing and expansive on both the collective, and individual, levels. This exploration has grown out of the soil of my own discomfort more »

On Courage, Casseroles and Expressing Sympathy After a Suicide

expressions of sympathy flowers

I felt very loved during the first few weeks after the suicide. Friends and family flew in from near and far; even the best man from my wedding, who lives in Belgium, came to visit. People brought an overwhelming bounty of food and flowers and wine. I would arrive home and find breathtaking floral arrangements and casseroles on the outside more »

Life After Suicide: Reflections on Healing & the Suicide Epidemic

be kind quote | Dianna Bonny Photography

The news has been full of rather grim stories lately. Although I’m not one to watch much television, I got hooked a couple weeks ago trying to learn a bit more about Oscar Pistorius. After a week of obsessing over the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian jet, my thoughts have turned to the family of L’Wren Scott. I have to more »

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