“I don’t believe anyone bereaved should feel robbed of the chance to honor their own wonderful memories and experiences with those they’ve lost, as a result of the silence there is around loss and grief.” Vonne Solís
The sole purpose for this work is to change the way we view loss and grief to allow for more inclusivity for the bereaved in mainstream society as they heal and rebuild their lives.
HOW WIDE ARE YOUR WINGS?
As an Author, Podcast Host, Grief Coach and Life Strategist, I have been dedicated to supporting the bereaved in their healing since my daughter’s suicide in 2005, at the age of 22. This was a devastating and traumatic experience for me and my entire family. Janaya’s death ripped my world apart. I lost all sense of who I was. It has been a long, hard road to find out.
However, despite my loss, my commitment to live as fully as I can has inspired me to continually pursue all that can bring me optimal healing, and share what I learn to help others live with more than just their suffering, too. No one bereaved should feel robbed of the chance to honour their memories and experiences with those they’ve lost as a result of the silence there is in our culture around loss and grief.
While all of the work I do is based on self-responsibility and the choice we have to heal, I am well aware of the struggle everyone faces to rebuild their life after loss, trauma and other devastation. Through my online school, books, blog, YouTube channel and now the Grief Talk Podcast, I offers resources to support the bereaved in their healing and creating the life they really want.
My latest book Lessons in Surviving Suicide: A Letter to my Daughter is dedicated to helping bereaved parents who have recently lost a child to suicide or are struggling with longer-term grief, understand trauma and navigate early and complicated grief. In my book Divine Healing –Transforming Pain into Personal Power, I share my story of loss and early grief and offer a healing practice to support anyone bereaved recover from loss. The Power of Change – A Path to Enlightenment offers a guide to help anyone change their mindset and life in 30 days.