Hurt 2 Hope: Heal the Pain of Loss, Grief, and Adversity - By Betsy Guerra, PhD
I'm so proud of my beautiful friend Dr. Betsy Guerra at Better With Betsy on the publication of her
terrific new book, "Hurt 2 Hope: Heal the Pain of Loss, Grief, and Adversity."
Whether you’ve lost a loved one, been through a divorce, encountered financial or health hardships,
or you’re enduring major change, you know grief. If you are hurting, feeling stuck, or looking for a
light at the end of the tunnel, this book is for you.
After suddenly losing her 3 year old daughter in 2013, Dr. Betsy Guerra met excruciating pain and
hopelessness face-to-face. Her grief journey taught her lessons that superseded the knowledge afforded
by her doctorate degree and decades of clinical practice. Ultimately, Betsy found her way to joy,
while continuing to love and honor her daughter.
Combining her background in clinical psychology with her personal experience and unwavering faith,
Betsy developed the most powerful approach to converting hurt into hope. If you want to learn more
about her amazing Hurt 2 Hope program, visit www.hurt2hope.com for more info.
Dr. Betsy's new book "Hurt 2 Hope" would be a terrific gift option for the grievers
in your life, which might include you.
Fionalees - Rise Again
Fionalees wrote "Rise Again" on 17 April 2020, the day her brother
Carlos Alberto Antonio Campbell died suddenly.
Proceeds of sales will go to Cruse Bereavement Care.
Click the affiliate link to purchase the song for just $1.29:
Follow Fionaless on Instagram at @fionaleesmusic
Bailee Rainwater is a songwriter based in Nashville, TN.
On 11 Nov 2020 she released a touching song called
‘Christmastime (Wish You Were Here)’ that's about grieving
and missing loved ones during the holidays.
It's a magical piece of music that will touch the heart
of anyone missing someone special.
Click the link to purchase the song for just $0.99:
Christmastime (Wish You You Were Here)
Follow Bailee on Instagram at @baileerainwater
Overcoming the Pain of Loss: Surviving the Holidays
Wednesday, November 18th at 8:00 PM (EST)
Dr. Betsy Guerra of Better With Betsy is going to share HOW to honor your loved ones during the
holiday season in her FREE Webinar, "Overcoming the Pain of Loss: Surviving the Holidays",
Wednesday, November 18th at 8:00 PM (EST).
Join her as she shares how she survives the holidays and learn:
- What works
- What doesn't
- How to prepare
- How to honor the loss of your loved one
Register at www.hurt2hope.com/webinar
Can You Hear Us Now? Elevating the Voices of Grieving Children - Special Edition Grief Talk
November 19, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
Register NOW for the special NO COST Grief Talks webinar, Can You Hear Us Now? Elevating the Voices
of Grieving Children, from Highmark Carking Place – taking place on
Children’s Grief Awareness Day - Thursday, November 19th from 1:00 -2:00 PM (EST)!
During this webinar the focus will be on this special day, observed throughout the nation and in countries around the world – a day on which often-unnoticed kids can become heard for a change.
A day when all of us can take the time to realize how much it can help grieving children for them
to get support. A day when grieving kids can see that the people around them are taking their
pain seriously and validating their struggles.
Register at: https://highmarkhealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PG_fv4quTjKQP7vrBpzxYA
Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony - Boise, Idaho Event
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM MST
385 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, Idaho 83706
Gather at Parkcenter Park in Boise, Idaho at 6:30 pm. After candles are lit at 7:00 pm,
the group will walk around Parkcenter Pond shining the light of our children and sharing
our memories with family, friends, and strangers united in loss.
Please join The Compassionate Friends Boise, Idaho in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends
Worldwide Candle Lighting® at Parkcenter Park to honor and remember children who have passed from this world.
Annually, families united in loss, light candles for one hour during this event, held on the second Sunday in December. Candles are lit at 7:00 pm in each time-zone, and as they begin to burn down, others are lit in the next, creating a 24-hour wave of light around the world. This light shines as a reminder that although they are no longer with us, the light of our child's life will continue to inspire and guide others.
Join the Facebook Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/687487151893807/
World Kindness Day
November 13, 2020
World Kindness Day is an international observance to highlight good deeds
and kindness in your community & in the world. Many people do
“acts of kindness” to celebrate the day. Simple acts like sending a thank you or encouragement card or text, giving a heart felt compliment, paying for someone's coffee, giving someone a small gift, are all great ways to show kindness.
Let us normalize kindness and spread it like confetti everywhere we go,
not just on World Kindness Day but everyday!
How have you spread kindness today?
Drop a note in the comments to share!
Navigating the Holidays While Grieving: A Workshop For Grievers & Those Who Love Them
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST
This time of year finds a lot of us grieving those we love. Mourning for those who used to be a integral part of
our holiday traditions. And now with the pandemic, many of us are grieving and mourning the fact that this is
NOT going to be like any holiday season we've ever experienced. These times are complicated and so are
our feelings and emotions. That's why Sherrie Dunlevy, of Graduating Grief, is offering something that can
help us all get through this together. Won't you join in for this special zoom?
There is NO CHARGE but you do NEED TO REGISTER as seats are limited. If you know someone
really having a difficult time, invite them and then attend with them. Sometimes its nice to not
feel so alone and to know there are others feeling the same way too.
Here is the link to register: https://tinyurl.com/NavigatingHolidays
ThanksGrieving - FREE Webinar
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 5:30 PM (MST)
Jennifer Black, of 1st 24 Bereavement Concierge Services, will discuss how and why grief affects us,
especially during Thanksgiving and the holidays. She'll also share some ways to help you cope,
such as implementing new traditions. You'll learn how to be supportive to your grieving friends
and family this season. She'll also share our her newest program with you which is designed to
help grieving women overcome feelings of loss. Jennifer will address some common questions
and answer your questions too during this free event. Please be sure to register in order to
receive instructions regarding how to access the event.
Register at: https://www.facebook.com/events/710569993227889
Loving Your Griever Through the Holidays
November 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM MST / 8:00 EST.
Crystal Webster of Sharing Solace is hosting a FREE webinar via Zoom,
"Loving Your Griever Through the Holidays"...and it's OK if you are your own griever, and you are invited!
Don't let the holidays bring out down. Let's join together for an evening of solace and meaningful
ways to honor your loss during this bittersweet time of year.
Join the webinar on November 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM MST / 8:00 EST.
Bring your cup of hot tea or cocoa and 'Remember. You're not alone.'
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/LovingYourGriever
Motherless Moms Thriving Virtual Retreat
The FREE Motherless Moms Thriving 3-Day Virtual Retreat runs November 10-12, 2020.
This will be a time to nurture self-compassion, honor our mothers and our lineage, while finding ways to
grow and learn so we can thrive in life! The intention of this retreat is to help (re)define grief, normalize
grief, bring the conversation into the open, provide hope and tools so that everyone who participates
may feel their spirits lifted and the isolation minimized.
Mothering motherless is not something we have to do alone. This event is for mothers who feel alone
and/or who no longer have that woman in her life providing words of encouragement and validating the
great job she's doing as a parent. This retreat is a reminder that you are not alone.
Join this amazing community of women who know what it's like to be a motherless mom.
Visit https://www.motherlessmomsthriving.com/ for more information and to register.
Children's Grief Awareness Day 2020
November 19, 2020
Children’s Grief Awareness Day is going virtual for 2020. It is a day designed to
help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the
benefits they obtain through the support of others. Children's Grief Awareness Day
is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they
need. Highmark Caring Place has a full day crammed family & kid friendly
activities, inspiring stories of hope, chances to to remember& honor loved ones,
and special guest speakers.
You can tune in LIVE on the @hihgmarkcaringplace Facebook & YouTube channels
as well as the Children’s Grief Awareness Day’s Facebook page on
Thursday, November 19th, 2020 between 8:00am - 9:00pm EST!
Visit www.childrensgriefawarenessday.org for more information.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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