Natalie Bacon pivoted from being a practicing business Attorney, to starting and authoring a blog, to becoming a certified financial planner and finally transitioning to become trained as a full time life coach. She shares her struggles and trauma from growing up with an alcoholic dad whose life revolved around DWI’s, being in & out of jail, and his financial consequences, and the trauma of having recently lost her dad with whom she rebuilt her relationship.
We continue the second part of our episode with Aliza Bulow, whose son Dani, died by suicide. Due to his diagnosed extreme depression and bipolar, Dani’s constant mantra since the age of 5 was that he did not want to live or be alive. As a loving parent walking on tiptoes, Aliza was constantly petrified of the day Dani would take his own life. She shares with us the intimate thoughts only a mother could, with extreme respect, love and fear of her son’s wishes and the truth of how he didn’t want to kill himself, he just didn’t want to be alive.
We are joined in this first of two episodes, with Aliza Bulow to talk about suicide awareness. Aliza shares the story of her young son, Doni, who was determined to accomplish his lifelong request of dying by suicide. She gives us insight from a parent that lives with someone with depression and a desire for death by suicide.
26 year old Tali Wallin works for Israel’s national ambulance service, Magen David Adom as an EMT and EMS dispatcher. She enjoys working in the medical field and gets satisfaction from helping others. Tali decided to expand her knowledge and go to nursing school. She is now in her last semester and looking forward to graduating and overcoming all the struggles in her path.
Marni Ratner lost her husband to suicide in 2009 and suddenly became the breadwinner for her two children ages 3 and 7 at the time. Through early grief counseling and a large network of extended family and friends, her kids are now thriving young adult with her oldest recently going off to college. Eleven years after her husband’s death, Marni finds strength in mentoring new widows and is also a strong proponent of suicide prevention.
Grief does not always have to be about death. Sometimes you grieve during transitions. Saying goodbye no matter if it is the passing of a person you loved, saying goodbye to an old job, or even making a change in your business, there are many levels and ways to grieve.
The past two months exploring the topic of grief has been incredibly eye-opening to me. What started as a journey to understand the process of losing someone has gifted me with more wisdom and hope than I ever could have imagined.
After receiving a devastating diagnosis, Avrom Jacobs only had a couple of months to prepare for the passing of his wife. Today my uncle joins us to share about his experience in grief and how he and his wife were able to make difficult decisions quickly, all while saying goodbye to each other
Do you love yourself enough to take three deep breaths, three times a day? We are wrapping up our series on Self-Love with a life-changing conversation about why practices even as small as taking deep breaths can be the foundation to our mental health.