You've experienced the loss to someone special in your life. Your life is forever changed. I can only imagine your pain. No words I have can take that away.  

I am here to walk beside you during this first year of grief. That is The First 52 program. You will receive weekly emails, just like this one, to take you step-by-step through this first year without your loved one.  

Each email will provide a link to the course. You will get a little bit of information about that week's topic. *You may be prompted to sign-in each week with your email and password, so keep that handy. 

Here are some tips for this program:

You may want to have a designated folder or notebook for the exercises and activities you will complete. Be prepared to download and print handouts or you can simply write in a notebook.

Give the activities a try. You may not be the best drawer... that's okay, I'm not either. You may not love journaling... that's okay, me too. I can tell you that there are a variety of different activities to help you build insight and understanding to help YOU... You won't know what works until you try... Some things will be great, other's won't work for you. It's all part of the process.

Have some drawing materials on hand... crayons, markers, gel pens or colored pencils... something with color. It will be handy throughout the program.

Text that is green is a link that you can follow to learn more information or a useful website so you don't have to go searching.

Expect to learn, feel, remember, and grow. Your grief is a part of you... it's important to understand it and find ways to continue a meaningful connection with your loved one. I never want you to forget your loved one... I want you to find ways to remember that work for you.

Watch the video. The video establishes what you can expect from me over the next year.

You will have the opportunity to connect to other program participants in the comments section of each lesson. You may post and share your experience and observations as well as read through other's responses.

Thank you for allowing me into your life at this time of mourning.

Click the Complete and Continue button at the top of the page to move forward into the first lesson.

Complete and Continue