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“The backyard was a place of refuge in my mother’s eyes.”
A place whose meaning speaks beyond the book, My Backyard Garden and beyond the death of our loved ones to our grief and loss journey. With COVID – 19 we grieve the loss of loved ones and lifestyles.
That’s why I invite you to Mother’s Backyard Buzz and #empathyforgrief – Break the Silent Struggle podcasts.
My hopes and prayers are that the blog, Mother’s Backyard Buzz will grow into a movement and speak to the grief and loss journey of mothers, parents, caregivers, children and ultimately to families, communities, organizations, professionals, corporations and governments.
During my mothers last days, she shared the God inspired prophesy and wisdom that:
“The backyard is where we get our love and nourishment, a safe place, a place that parents and families should create for our children; so our children won’t look out, to the front yard, to the world, for the direction they should get from home.”
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Human Relations Award-Winning Author Debra Hester’s photo memoir, Look Up Mississippi inspired by the new Mississippi State Flag and the state's natural beauty. 42 inspirational photos with commentary and a poem show gratitude for all the effort made and the hope to move forward towards unity and peace. read more
Let's finish with Part 2 of "I Am Closed" episode 18 #empathyforgrief - Break the Silent Struggle With Grief and Loss podcast with former Michigan Wolverine Touchdown Billy Taylor. Currently, a successful businessman and radio host. He wrote "Get Back Up, the Billy Taylor Story and through his non-profit business, he helps others get back up when they fall down. read more
You still have a window seat for Part 2 of #empathyforgrief podcast, Portal To Another World. Let's Break the Silent Struggle With Loss. read more
Based on former Michigan Wolverine Billy Taylor's story and documentary, he was closed. He was closed for good reason. In this two part interview he's breaking the silent struggle and telling us what happened and how to Get Back Up. read more
Announcing the latest release of #empathyforgriefandloss podcast and our "first" videocast! Episode 16, Portal To Another World explores loss, grief, love, and music in the Age of Enlightenment with Host Debra Hester and Guest MC Medina, A Digital Priest. read more
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Who can pass by a beautiful flower or plant without being inspired by its natural, friendly flower beauty? Stop, take in the natural beauty and be encouraged. read more
Do you know what helps your body to stabilize and recover when you are struggling with grief and loss? If you don't, I encourage you as a grief and loss survivor to thriver, listen, learn, and use these tips when grief gets more than emotional. Figure out what you need to do when grief gets physical. read more
Do you have thoughts about grief and loss that you have not shared? Is it time to ask yourself if you need to break the silence around these thoughts or wait? The unspeakables are these thoughts. Join me on this #empathyforgrief journey as we explore the silent side of grief. read more
Big blessings can come from small choices. Now is the time to make a few positive decisions and put them into action. read more
Loss of a loved one or loss of a lifestyle creates emotions that must be heard and recognized. COVID-19 has affected a change for those who have lost either or both. We all need #empathyforgrief. read more
Kobe, his daughter and the passengers who lost their lives in that tragic helicopter accident prompted me to relive "that moment" for me. #empathyforgrief to all of their loved ones. Grief is a journey we all take. read more
Grief is exhausting, rest is essential and I've found that healing happens best in the morning. Join me in exploring the value of early mornings. read more
We are connected in life and death read more
Are you experiencing grief in stages? Emotions are not linear so I found out that grief stages are not either. read more
"We are given a name; but we create a relationship. Create your relationships with love." read more
Secret Society for Grief Survivors read more
Welcome to Mother's Backyard Buzz Podcast on the Grief Journey. This is episode #4 - #empathyforgrief podcast where we "break the ... read more
Welcome to Mother's Backyard Buzz Podcast This #empathyforgrief podcast is about memories. Let's "break the silent struggle" around ... read more
Welcome to Mother's Backyard Buzz, this is a podcast where we "break the silent struggle" with grief by unpacking my book: My Backyard ... read more
Welcome to Mother's Backyard Buzz, this is a podcast where we break the silent struggle with grief. I'll be unpacking my book My ... read more
Grief is a journey we all will take. Join me starting on November 11, 2019 for my inaugural podcast: #empathyforgrief - Break the ... read more
Sometimes it can take less than a minute to collect ourselves and feel that positive peace we want to feel. I try to remember my happy read more
October flowers just in time from another childhood friend's garden. It's the perfect month to see all the pink flowers that you can in the garden and remember that Pink is a Fall Color! Remember to get checked and show empathy to those fighting this disease. read more
Summer in the South produced these beautiful garden plants. You're sure to see this black elephant ear plant again in a post to those who are on this grief journey. read more
"Creating for a cause." I hope you enjoy the first book trailer I created in honor of all the memories that mothers and families ... read more
Responding to the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to get this free resource offered through the Funeral Services Foundation.