Author: Technically Denise

  • Push Pause on Your Grief

    Push Pause on Your Grief

    In the early days of grief, I felt so overwhelmed by the emotional weight of my loss. I could barely get out of bed and constantly cried. It was the first thing I thought of when I woke up and I fell asleep crying. I was in the very midst of severe depression (please, if […]

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  • New Year: New Goals

    New Year: New Goals

    *This post contains affiliate links.  If you decide to purchase one of these products off Amazon from the links below, I will receive a portion of the proceeds, although you will not pay more.* I remember years ago creating such amazing, inspiring, life-altering, empowering, sophisticated, ambitious goals. You know the ones, right? The ones that […]

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  • My Grief Journey in One Word: Gratitude

    My Grief Journey in One Word: Gratitude

    My friends, after I lost Halia, I had to do so much soul searching. One of the first things that laid heavy on my heart was thinking about my own death… How did I want those closest to me to grieve? Would I want Nick, my husband, to bury himself in work or be curled […]

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  • Grief is Not a Bad Word

    Grief is Not a Bad Word

    Grief. What a strange word. Before I lost Halia, this word had very little context to me. I thought I understood it… but frankly I had no earthly idea what true grief meant. Before our loss, I would sympathetically sit with those who lost but it did not touch me. I would hug them and […]

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  • New Year: Values

    New Year: Values

    *This post contains affiliate links.  If you decide to purchase one of these products off Amazon from the links below, I will receive a portion of the proceeds, although you will not pay more.* As I have gotten older, I have found that my favorite tradition at the New Year is to take a look […]

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  • My Grief Journey: Taking My Grief “Box” Off the Shelf

    My Grief Journey: Taking My Grief “Box” Off the Shelf

    Why are some days more difficult? To answer my question, I don’t know. Why has the last few days been so hard? No idea. What has changed? Honestly, nothing that I can see… but I can feel it. I can feel that I am struggling to breathe at moments because I miss my daughter so. […]

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  • New Mission for a New Year!

    New Mission for a New Year!

    Living with Gratitude Empowering through Knowledge Inspiring to Fellowship Let those words sink in… Guys, I have thought so long and hard about Technically Denise and here is the honest answer… I need a new mission statement! I am not someone who is afraid to change when life throws me a curveball… and that is […]

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  • Grief: Christmas Program

    Grief: Christmas Program

    As I sit here thinking about this last year, I am so grateful for how far I have come since the loss of Halia but my journey is not over. I still grieve and mourn and today is one of those days.Tonight is my son’s Christmas program and I feel my heart sink. Why should […]

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  • Using Your Love Language to Support Others After Loss

    Using Your Love Language to Support Others After Loss

    *This post contains affiliate links.  If you decide to purchase one of these products off Amazon from the links below, I will receive a portion of the proceeds, although you will not pay more.* First off, I am so sorry that you are here needing to read this post. Loss is devastating and rocks you […]

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  • To My Daughter: Happy Birthday in Heaven

    To My Daughter: Happy Birthday in Heaven

    Halia, my sweet girl, Happy Birthday! Where has this year gone? I cannot even begin to believe that only one year ago the hardest day of my life occurred: the day I got to hold you in my arms and say good-bye. How much you are still truly loved and truly missed. I see you […]

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