This #MindfulnessMonday is a tough one for us. We lost a friend on this day 11 years ago. The pain has changed and sometimes the loss is easier to deal with while other times it feels like the wound is still so fresh.
One thing that is constant though is that it never goes away. I don’t think you can ever get over losing a friend at seventeen. It’s heavy.
That said, we can make the choice to live a life that is full – full of great conversations, big laughs, warm hugs, delicious meals, days in the sun, nights under the stars, singing in the car (or the shower), sobbing into a pillow when we need to, and dancing like no one is watching, and even if they are, who cares?!
On this #MindfulnessMonday, we would love to share “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Isreal “IZ”Kamakawiwo’ole. Take a few minutes to listen. We are all connected and never alone. Be lighter. Namaste.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.