Capture Your Grief - What Heals You

A picture I took of all my journals for the Capture Your Grief project.

A picture I took of all my journals for the Capture Your Grief project.

I was lucky enough to attend a Return To Zero retreat in 2015 on Whidbey Island, WA. It was there I met Carly Marie who shared her beautiful poetry, music and stories with us. Carly Marie is a very talented artist who has created a beautiful world of support for all parents who have faced the loss of pregnancy or an infant. You can check out more on her site here: http://carlymarieprojectheal.com/ 

Every October, Carly hosts an online event called "Capture Your Grief." It's a mindful healing project where for 31 days you engage in acts and share a photo, artwork, video or written word that captures your own journey. It's a wonderful way to connect with yourself in a beautiful way and stay open to the journey you are on as someone grieving. Since it's an online project, it's also a natural way to connect with others going through similar journeys. In 2016 I decided to do it and share widely on Facebook for all to see. I am NOT the type of person to share that much over such a public platform, but I did it and it felt good. Others got to see my process for 31 days and I myself got to mindfully focus each day on something beautiful. 

If you feel called to join in, here is the link to the 2017 project: http://carlymarieprojectheal.com/capture-your-grief-2017