Life, Love & Sorrow

Dissipate the Darkness

It's crazy how death and loss creates a wound. One that never fully heals. And like any wound can reopen at any moment. These awful moments in our life. The moments you used to think "that would never happen to me." But when it does you are shocked. The worst moments of our lives. When… Continue reading Dissipate the Darkness

Advice, Life, Love & Sorrow

Trauma in Action

Let's talk about trauma. Many people have experienced some form of trauma in their life, minor or major.  It can range from losing your childhood pet to grieving for the loss of an immediate family member. It could be having a sibling go through an armed robbery (secondary trauma) to yourself actually experiencing it. It… Continue reading Trauma in Action

Life, Love & Sorrow

Without them

It's like a ticking time bomb. One minute you are in the present. The next you are thrown into a memory. Not by choice. And you leave the present to be there. To experience it as if it is all that exists. It replays. It must have been triggered by something? Or maybe not? It… Continue reading Without them

Life, Love & Sorrow

The Battle of Loss

Let's talk about loss. Any type of loss - from losing someone you love, to a break-up, to not getting the results that you have wanted, from striving for something but not achieving it. --- Loss. The devastation. Loss is the failure of what we imagined our future to be. It is us realizing that… Continue reading The Battle of Loss

Life, Love & Sorrow

One Half of Another

You may be wondering where the name "One Half of Another" came from. As many of you who have been following me know, my twin sister, Ryane passed away over three years ago in a tragic accident. To cope with her death, I began blogging to share what was on my heart and in the… Continue reading One Half of Another

Life, Love & Sorrow

The Price of Grief

I cannot explain grief to you. All I can say is it is a creature of spontaneity. It doesn't wait until a holiday or a birthday. Or even an anniversary. No, it strikes during a lone car ride. During a Netflix movie. While your grocery shopping. While your laughing with friends. When you hear a… Continue reading The Price of Grief

Faith, Life, Love & Sorrow

My Built in Best Friend

Today is the three year anniversary of my sister, Ryane, leaving this world.  In her memory, here is my post from a week after she passed away.  Always remember ❤ My twin sister, Ryane (pronounced Ryan), passed away 11 days ago.  I am still in shock and feel as if I will be the rest… Continue reading My Built in Best Friend

Love & Sorrow

Unable are the Loved to die –

I've recently had a reoccurring theme come through my life and it is all based around a poem by Emily Dickinson. It goes as such: Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality, Nay, it is Deity - Unable they that love - to die For Love reforms Vitality Into Divinity. I have… Continue reading Unable are the Loved to die –

Faith, Healthy Living, Introduction, Life, Love & Sorrow

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Hi everyone, so I decided it was time for me to begin my own blog.  As most of you may know, I started blogging about two years ago when my twin sister Ryane passed away tragically and unexpectedly.  It is a way for me to deal with my stress and grief,… Continue reading The Journey Begins