Tag Archive for coping with 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 »

Emotional Connection & Suicide Loss With Raphael Cushnir

In this 65 minute Healing Project Interview with author and renowned teacher, Raphael Cushnir, a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present moment awareness, we talk about the importance of feeling emotions, especially the difficult ones, in order to heal. There are few experiences that bring us in contact with a wider range of painful emotions than the more »

Suicide Loss: Using Meditation to Heal With Dina Proctor

In this 65 minute interview with Dina Proctor, speaker, coach and author of the best selling book, Madly Chasing Peace: How I Went From Hell To Happy In 9 Minutes A Day, we discuss how to use meditation to poke holes in the dark energy surrounding the aftermath of suicide. It is Dina’s philosophy that the space we hold inside 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 »

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 Robin Williams’ Death and the Suicide Epidemic

Be Kind Plato Quote | Dianna Bonny Photography

Robin Williams’ death, and the subsequent media storm, rendered me wordless last week. I tried to write, but couldn’t find words to express the sadness I felt. From the moment I heard about his suicide, I was lulled into a kind of trance, watching the media swirl around, offering up vacuous commentary and opinions. Why did a news feed need more »

My Story, Your Story: On Coping with Loss and Beginning Again

Philip Pullman photo quote | Dianna Bonny Photography

I have been revisiting some of my blog posts this summer and when I came across this one I knew I had to re-post it. I wrote it at the beginning of this blogging journey. It clearly details my “why” and comes straight from my broken heart and wounded soul. I needed to be reminded of these precious things and more »

Dealing with Loss: Healing Through Mentoring and Conversation

Earl R Smith II quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

It is difficult to believe that it has been a year since my singing debut and fiftieth birthday. So much has happened since then, and of course it means another year sandwiched between the life changing summer and the present. In many ways, it seems like yesterday, in others, another lifetime. As the fourth year passes, I find that I more »

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