finding common ground in liminal space

As we face changes to our daily routine and much more, my hope is we find common ground in this new liminal space, a state of being we landed in collectively and definitely not by choice. What is liminal space? According to Richard Rohr's meditation this morning, it is the in-between space when our former way of being is challenged or changed. It is not a new space for me. It's a space I experienced at a deep level last [...]

2020-04-27T03:26:59+00:00April 27th, 2020|Authenticity, Change, Grief, Loss|

Surviving grief, from mariashriver.com

Surviving grief is similar to riding ocean waves, unpredictable and yet a reality.. Each of us has a grief story, some of us have more stories than others. Each story is unique in some ways, and yet similar in others. During the holidays, the grief can be magnified, especially if it is the first time to go through the holiday without your loved one.  After losing my mother and then my sister unexpectedly last year, I have learned that grief [...]

2017-12-16T20:17:32+00:00December 16th, 2017|Change, Grief, Loss|

Inside The Gift of Goodbye: Ch 1 Venturing into the Unknown

Inside The Gift of Goodbye: Highlights from Chapter 1, Venturing into the Unknown Chapter one opens with some background about my upbringing, my mother's influence on me, and lays the groundwork for my marriage and relationship with my children's father. While our relationship was founded on passion and romance, over time the many demands of work, running a household, having and raising children, and life started to create a wedge between us. After six months of not making progress healing [...]

2017-11-26T21:05:36+00:00November 26th, 2017|Change, Divorce, Grief|

Authors Who Influence My Writing: Wm Paul Young

I am grateful to the many authors who have published before me and influence my writing. William Paul Young, author of The Shack, is one of those authors. I can remember the weekend that I read his first book, over a July 4th weekend in 2009. I finished reading it in two days, carrying it with me to the pool and gym, hardly able to put it down. I was able to hear Mr. Young speak at a Forgiveness Nashville [...]

2017-11-02T02:15:01+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Authenticity, Grief|

Helpful Tips for Healing from Loss

We each have felt loss of some type in our lives. Maybe recently or 20 years ago. The reality is life is forever changed as we knew it from that moment forward. We have a choose to hold it in, suffer quietly, and miss the life we are each here to live. Or face our feelings, whether anger or hurt or regret or sadness or something else, and take action to move forward. After loosing my sister fairly suddenly last [...]

2017-09-28T19:57:38+00:00September 28th, 2017|Grief|

Finding Mindfulness through Yoga

I am honored to have a guest post about finding mindfulness through yoga published on MindBodyGreen, check it out: "Growing up in a family of five girls, all born within eight years, I learned to act in ways that pleased others, which led to a pattern of storing anger and sadness in my body. It was an unconscious kind of pattern. I found exercise to be a helpful stress relief as I became a young adult. The younger me seemed [...]

2018-01-12T23:17:35+00:00August 30th, 2017|Grief, Health|

Reviews of the Gift of Goodbye

I am excited to share the following reviews on The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love.  All of these are unbiased reviews. I am grateful for the feedback. Enjoy! Kirkus Review "Throughout this book, the author skillfully describes the nuances of her visits with her mother as well as the deepening of their relationship…A remembrance that effectively captures the profound love between a mother and daughter." See more at the following link: http://bit.ly/2oHDtZa Booklist “The author’s friendly tone [...]

2018-01-12T23:19:37+00:00August 13th, 2017|Cancer, Change, Grief|

Tips for Surviving Angel Anniversaries

“The soul would have no rainbows if the eyes had no tears” This is the inscription on a coffee cup my mother gave me on Mother’s Day, one year before she took her last breath on May 22, 2006. It is simple yet complex, representing the realities of loss in our human lives. Whether it is loss of a job or a loved one or something else, both tear on the heart strings. My mother had terminal cancer at the [...]

2017-08-07T02:08:42+00:00August 7th, 2017|Change, Grief, Loss, Love|

Learn More: Book Launch and Signings

Come meet Rebecca Whitehead Munn and learn more about the writing of The Gift of Goodbye, hear an excerpt from the story, and get an autographed copy! Three launch events to choose from: July 28, 2017 Book People, Austin, TX at 7 pm http://www.bookpeople.com/event/rebecca-whitehead-munn-gift-goodbye July 29, 2017 Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX at 7 pm http://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/rebecca-whitehead-munn-gift-goodbye August 23, 2017 Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN at 6:30 pm http://www.parnassusbooks.net/event/author-event-rebecca-whitehead-munn-author-gift-goodbye

2017-07-23T21:22:45+00:00July 23rd, 2017|Authenticity, Cancer, Change, Faith, Grief, Loss|

Inside the Gift of Goodbye: A Podcast

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Charlene on her Soul Sciences show recently. Below is a link to the podcast, where I describe the writing process and the unintended outcome of The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love. I wrote my memoir over more than a ten year period, with starts and stops as I would face a wall of grief. I transitioned to writing on a blog about five years ago, which accelerated the writing [...]

2017-08-13T19:43:31+00:00July 17th, 2017|Authenticity, Change, Faith, Grief|