Along with everyone else, she was confronted with losing her freedom, losing her normal life, being thrown into the unknown as she was just getting her business off the ground, and waking up every day to the same reality. She realized that this was the same kind of grief that she experienced with Gary’s death. The circumstances were different, but the mechanics were the same!
- Inspirations: 101 Uplifting Stories For Daily Happiness (July 2019)
- Manifestations: True Stories Of Bringing The Imagined Into Reality (Jan 2020)
- The Grateful Soul: The Art and Practice of Gratitude (May 2020)
- Ordinary Oneness: The Simplicity of Everyday Love, Grace and Hope (April 2021)
Paula has more than 30 years’ experience as an event, workshop, and meeting planner and procurement/contracting specialist, and 12 years in author/speaker management. In her previous job, she had the pleasure of organizing and managing 135 workshops around the world for a well-known author. She has travelled to 20 countries and 40 states in the US. Her goal is to visit 30 countries and all 56 states/territories in the US before she turns 62!
Paula plans to continue traveling internationally and lives in Colorful Colorado.
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Great Loss, Greater Love: The Art & Heart of Navigating Grief
Along with his ashes, to spread a little wherever it felt right, she also took along Gary’s journal, a beautiful leather-bound journal with a dragonfly that she had bought for him when she was in London in 2015. He only used the first 32 pages, but within these pages, and his other journals, she found amazing words of love and inspiration that he wrote to himself during his battle with cancer.
These words helped her to mirror his experience, as he wrote to encourage himself about the loss of his health, which she then used to help rewrite her new life story. She took comfort and courage in his words, to support her in accepting his absence and moving forward into a new life without him.
As the year of travel ended, the global Covid-19 pandemic began along with major social unrest around the world. She was able to use the tools and strategies of navigating her grief with Gary, to deal with the grief brought on by the pandemic and social unrest. Along with everyone else, she was confronted with losing her freedom, losing her normal life, being thrown into the unknown as she was just getting her business off the ground, and waking up every day to the same reality. She realized that this was the same kind of grief that she experienced with Gary’s death.
The circumstances were different, but the mechanics were the same! Grief does not discriminate between tragedies and losses, nor does it care how big or small, it shows up regardless, making its chaotic entrance. While it wreaks havoc in our lives, there is always hope for a better future. Grief encourages us to look deeper within ourselves, to discover who we truly are, and in this illumination of self, we realize how powerful we are and can embrace the gifts that grief has to offer us.
In this adventurous tale around the globe, Paula begins each leg of the journey with a quote from Gary’s journals. Then she shares fun stories about her travel escapades, always finding the pearls from each experience.
Next, she shares a flashback from her life with Gary and the wisdom she’s gleaned from this past experience, that’s helped her to rewrite her future story and claim her new life! And finally, for you, she shares an idea to contemplate with a simple exercise, so that you can begin to heal too!
The Grateful Soul: The Art And Practice Of Gratitude
Manifestations: True Stories Of Bringing The Imagined Into Reality
Read Paula’s story on page 199
Inspirations: 101 Uplifting Stories For Daily Happiness
Read Paula’s story on page 175