My latest email newsletter had dropped and below is a preview!
Happy 2022 and I need your help!
The free pdf I am offering below is a precursor to other resources I am currently creating including different online courses related to grief and healing. So my questions to you are:
What thoughts related to grief, pain, loss and healing keep you up at night?
What is the hardest thing you have had to navigate as it relates to your experience with grief, pain, loss, and healing?
What do you really want as it relates to your own grief, pain, loss, and healing? Just hit reply to this email and let me know. Your responses will remain anonymous but will also inform the creation of resources that will help others.
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A man says “I’m alright” when asked how he is because nobody cares?
I tend to disagree with the last line in the audio of the video that a man simply responds “I’m alright” because no one f&%king cares. I think others, men and women, do care.
The problem is we don’t always know how to care or show that we care. We don’t know what to do or say, especially men. We get uncomfortable with the feelings and vulnerability that this question invokes. Life is a struggle at times and no one is immune. Why can’t we acknowledge the struggle and the pain that we may be feeling?
Are you uncomfortable sharing your true feelings and if so why?
I think we have been programmed, again especially as men, to ignore our feelings of sadness, pain, regret and grief. And women are programmed to expect men to respond this way. Remember boys, and men, are supposed to be tough and strong. But why do we stereotype a man who is hurting and feeling as not being strong and tough?
What strength does it take to confront our pain and heal from it?
I talk a lot about expectations, real and perceived, that I accepted from society, family, friends when I was grieving. The impacts it has had on me and the struggles in my book – 𝘾𝙤𝙬𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝘾𝙧𝙮.
When you ask a man how he is and he says “I’m alright.” #CowboysAreNotSupposedtoCry #MentalHealth #Men #Healing #LifeAfter #Trauma #Pain #Loss #Grief
It is not a competition, although some will try to make it into one.
“Yeah, but let me tell you what happened to me…”
We all have stories to tell and they should be told. There is often healing in our sharing and it may give others hope. There is resilience and a vulnerable courage in sharing our pain and also our triumphs.
There can be “life after” if we choose it and others stories may help us get there. But sometimes, preaching to myself here, we need to shut up and just listen. Or sit in silence with someone in their pain.
There is more than enough these days to go around.
Although not officially released my memoir 𝗖𝗼𝘄𝗯𝗼𝘆𝘀 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗿𝘆 is now available to purchase through pre-sale on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com – go order a copy today!
My publisher Christian Faith Publishing is currently converting the book to the various E-book formats to upload soon. They are also creating a video trailer for the book and a press release to go out to thousands of media outlets including bloggers, journalists, newspapers, television and radio stations, websites and book reviewers. When the press release goes out that will be the “official release” for the book, but why wait?
Go order your copy today! It is a story of love, hope, and healing.
So excited, I received the first physical copies of my memoir and upcoming book today!
Thank you Jesus, and my family, and friends for all the love and support, and my publisher Christian Faith Publishing. The story of my journey carrying grief and healing will be soon be available. I pray it blesses and helps others dealing with the pain of loss.
I share my personal journey of carrying grief and healing, while navigating my own personal and the societal expectations surrounding grief that are often placed upon men.
I can’t wait for both men and the women who love their men in their lives, to read it as it is ultimately a story of hope and healing. I also believe my story will speak to some ladies out there as well.
Sign here on the website 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗪𝗮𝘆𝗻𝗲 – 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿 to receive an occasional email with updates about my book and other exciting news.
P.S. Have a nice day! Exodus 15:3
I share my personal journey of carrying grief and healing, while navigating my own personal and the societal expectations surrounding grief that are often placed upon men. #Memoir #CowboysAreNotSupposedtoCry #Healing #MentalHealth
I can’t wait for both men and the women who love their men in their lives, to read it as it is ultimately a story of hope and healing. I also believe my story will speak to some ladies out there as well. #Memoir #CowboysAreNotSupposedtoCry #Healing #MentalHealth
As I navigate the publishing waters and my upcoming #memoir I find myself often at the edge of this proverbial cliff wondering if I truly have the wings to fly.
The doubts assail me that my story, the good and bad, the pretty and ugly will soon all be out there for everyone to see (read.) Not to mention is it any good and does anyone really want to hear my story. Will it make a difference? To just one?
To paraphrase lyrics from the TSO song Epiphany – when you stand at the edge of a cliff and your mind wonders if you should take one more step.
Your mind often says you won’t but your heart says you might. #Quote #Motivation #LiveYourDreams