More Loss in 18 Months than You Could Shake a Stick at, yet She Powers On!

Dear Belleruth,

My name is Bonnie M. I'm a married, 52-year-old mother of three sons, and I teach elementary school. The past year and a half has been extremely hard on our family. Our oldest son, Maxim, age 26, died of a drug overdose at our home. He was a bright, gifted young man who struggled with bipolar disorder.

Then three months later, my wonderful father passed away of an inoperable cancer in his gut.

Six months later, a very close friend died in a car crash, practically in front of our house. This friend had been an advocate and friend to Maxim and our family during his chaotic and tumultuous teen years, and helped us greatly in our grief when he died.

As if that weren't enough, two months later, my 46-year-old brother died of pancreatic cancer. My poor Mother, unable to cope, tried three times (unsuccessfully) to take her own life.

Today, I consider myself to be of sound mind and body, despite and perhaps because of all these experiences. I've been diligent in my efforts to grieve in a way that honors my own self and my loved ones.

Grief counseling has been enormously helpful, as well as talking about my grief with good friends who are caring and supportive.

Along with acupuncture, guided imagery, shiatsu therapy and reading, I'm weathering the storm and have learned much. But your CDs have been one of the most helpful tools I've used. I will always be grateful to my herbalist who first suggested I try the Successful Surgery CD before some surgery I had three years ago.  It made an enormously positive difference in my pre-, during and post-op experiences. Thank you to Health Journeys, for helping to make my broken heart feel a little bit stronger; my weary soul a little more capable of finding its way through the darkness back to the light.

In peace and gratitude,


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