September is a big month for me. It’s my birthday month, it’s the month my son Cheyne died from suicide, and it happens to be suicide prevention awareness month.
The days, weeks, and even months before the anniversary of his passing, I feel growing in intensity and it takes me on a long winding road of grief, healing, and awakening my courage and faith to carry-on living, loving, and serving despite the sorrows.
Fires are raging, severe weather is spinning across the planet, there is a national and global crisis in every corner of the world, divisiveness abounds, and suicide is climbing. The planet is in a healing crisis, and so are we.
And yet we still keep smiling. Humanity is awakening, and people are speaking up, stepping forward, reaching out, and taking action like never before in history.
There’s hope my friends. Take heart. I am smiling still, because Cheyne wants me to be happy, because I am grateful for all the blessings in my life, especially my other two amazing sons, because I have a wonderful circle of friends, family, healers, my Soul on Fire Satsang Community, a beautiful life in the jungle, and a wonderful purpose filled dharma path providing yoga, business, and spiritual coaching to people using yoga + transformative practices + mission-based living, and because my own little baby self is healing one day at a time.
This is the moment we are all being called to our heroes and Sheroes journeys.
With a tender and blazing heart, withYou. ❤️🔥 Link in bio with resources in my latest blog loveletter entry for suicide prevention tips, support for survivors like me who have lost a loved one to suicide, and a special scholarship fund named in my sons honor to help boys and young men receive counseling for free.