Adventure Coach Articles2020-07-21T22:28:50-07:00



“Fresh grief is a full contact sport.” @meghan.riordan.jarvis thank you for the podcast interview to be released in September. Don’t miss this, peeps! Subscribe to podcast. Follow: @liveboldlypodcast_with_sarask 

Here’s a sneak peek! Two tools to help you👇, because we all walk the journey of grief and loss at some point in our lives. Whether through divorce, heartbreak, career loss, death, etc. we gotta feel it to heal it.

1) Give yourself 7-active minutes of messy crying while releasing your pain. Set a timer if you’d like. Let it go! And then replace that pain with self kindness.

2) Imagine your heart is a sponge and you’re wringing it out. Now wring harder! The water represents your tears. Cleansing is so, so important.

Now, to whomever left me a beautiful gift at my doorstep.. THANK YOU. I will treasure this plaque forever. I feel mom through you, too.

Please, go spread kindness today and everyday. 

Tag someone you love. Let’s start here.👇

I love you.
I love you.
I love you.
I believe in you / us .. always.


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It's very difficult to come to terms with the permanence that accompanies losing something or someone very important to you. The feeling of pain can be overwhelming, all-consuming and just downright scary.

After the loss of my mother a little over a month ago, I've been navigating my own grief journey and had the opportunity to speak with Kelly Huggins, clinical social worker and grief counseling specialist, for this week's podcast episode. 

Here are 5 takeaways I'd like to share:

1. Your grief has no timeline. There are actually not 5 stages of grief like you may have been taught. Each experience is unique and there is no timeline or pattern that your grief needs to follow.

2. Grief is not linear. There are ups and downs and steps forward and back-slides...and that is okay. Sit with your emotions and allow yourself to feel the deep feelings in the moment. 

3. Sometimes there is unfinished business. In the episode, Kelly gives a really helpful tool to process the things unsaid or undone after the passing of a loved one. 

4. Stay open to a relationship with your loved one beyond death. Learn to be present and aware. They may remain closer than you think.

5. It's helpful to share your journey - for yourself and for others. Allow others to sit and be present in the pain with you. It's okay to talk about hard things. It's okay to be seen. It's okay to show emotion.

I encourage you to listen to this episode if you're struggling with grief or if you know someone who is. Kelly has so much helpful insight in supporting yourself or others in the grief process.

And remember, grief accompanies everything from death, to divorce, career loss, friendship loss, etc.

Link in bio for the full episode or here: 

Please rate in Apple podcasts, review + share with your friends!

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Thank you for being here .. 🔥


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Car packed this morning, I turned on music and this song played. So dad and I danced. We danced a few times over the three weeks that I was home. On the deck. In the kitchen. Now the driveway. My family is something I won’t ever take for granted. Our strength and resilience through the hard times; mom and dad taught us well. The importance of connection and the bond that holds like glue, regardless of our differences. 

As I’m writing this, driving back to California, I invite you to feel into what is truly important in YOUR life, too. Where can you lead more aligned from your own heart? What makes you happy? Where can you let go of your own past? Learn? Grow? Heal? Grieve? Love? Where can you be more HONEST with yourself, first? And then others?

Share your thoughts below. ⬇️

Personally, I intend on living ALL OUT in this second half of life! In love. Light. Excitement over fear. Beware .. I am my only Mama’s Daughter. 😘 And proud to be so.


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Yesterday was moms 1st Heavenly Birthday. We celebrated mom with morning mass, a visit to her resting place where we were greeted with the most beautiful cardinal (hi 👋, mama!), and crab legs for dinner with dad and “his girls.” To everyone who sent prayers and love to our family.. to those who have supported from near and afar.. THANK YOU. Please know how grateful that we are.

I’m writing this from my bathroom the morning I’m driving back to California. Crying, of course. The bathroom floor has always been my crying spot, since I was a young girl. This year has had some amazing highs, and some unfathomable lows. July was by far the hardest month of my life, and the hardest month for our family. Death .. it’s something we will all face someday. And it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I try to live without regrets, and instead, hold myself responsible for my present, future, and my own happiness. Moms passing has held me in reflection of how I choose to move forward from here on out. In what capacity will I balance my personal, family, friends, and work, and from where? What’s truly important in life? I love my family and Midwest roots. Moving to California was not something I ever dreamed about, or truly, wanted to do. Living there opened my eyes to so many things, including my love and need for nature. That said, there’s always space and time for new chapters. And something tells me I’m on the verge of a new one. 

Parenting has been the biggest gift of my life. And as a parent, when we watch our children grow into young men and women, we are also given space to grow into our own next chapter. So here we are.. I have a few years to sit with where I’d love to go. But wherever it is, whenever it happens, and with whomever, I’m trusting mom to be my Angel guide from above.

Home is where the heart is.. and my family will always be my home.

Happy 84th Birthday, Mama. My best friend and my Leo Sister. I love you so damn much, and I miss you to the moon and back.

How do you foresee your next chapter in life? ⬇️ My hope for you is happiness, too.

Keep being beautiful .. 


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What makes a workable family bond? (A family does not have to be blood. It can be whatever calls to you.)

What makes a family bond work is the messiness + stickiness created by authentic conversation not pushed under rugs. The truth that’s brought to light, even when it pains. A workable family bond is glued together in forgiveness + unconditional love entrenched in faith that you were born into this community of family to be seen, heard, and held, through thick and thin. Not because you are like the others, but because you aren’t. In this space, you bring out the best in one another.

It’s a  bond that makes you want to show up. Even when you don’t want to.

This is family. Create what works for you.

What does family mean do you? ⬇️


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