The Importance of Taking Time to Mourn and Heal

Hello Everyone,

I want to begin this little letter by saying thank you to everyone who has read my articles or subscribed to this blog. Even though it is only in its beginning stages, I could not be more grateful. Since I was a little girl, writing has been one of my biggest passions in life and it is a major part of what I dream of doing with my future. Helping the planet and others is of utmost importance to me. It means so much to me that you have taken time to read my thoughts and try my favorite recipes.

With that said, it has been over two months since I have written. Life is constantly moving. We are always changing, always growing. With that comes incredible highs and also extremely painful lows as we navigate the waters of this life. I know I am at a pivotal point in my journey of transformation and discovering the deepest parts of who I am. The universe has thrown challenges at me left and right lately, and I have been in need of time to overcome those mountains, settle into this new situation and accept the growth that is happening within me. I have also been accepting my need to mourn and heal.

Exactly two months ago today, my roommate and closest friend Rena passed away. She was like a big sister to me and everything I aim to be in life; strong, creative, confident, adventurous, clever, beautiful. She was a light in this world that can never be replaced.

When we experience traumatic loss like this in life, it is important that we slow down, feel what we need to feel, release it, and heal from it. It is an important cycle that we cannot skip, because we only burden ourselves with unbelievable heartache as we attempt to bury or avoid our feelings. For the past two months, I’ve felt as though every bit of motivation and creativity had left me. I’ve been almost scared to try to write, because my heart has been so fragile. I hadn’t taken the proper time to let my emotions flow and begin to heal from the pain. Once I began to allow this, although it was scary, I felt life and purpose begin to return to me again. I realized that we cannot block the flow of energy within us. Although my heart is still hurting and I miss my friend more than words can explain, I am beginning to feel the drive to write and explore what I love again. When we let the universe guide us, it always leads us to the right place.

There will be some amazing things coming your way on Skyler Breanne. I plan to focus a little bit on healing and self love; I also have a few tasty recipes in the works I can’t wait to share. (including a vegetarian zuppa toscana!) Rena created and loved essential oils, so in honor of her you can expect some herbal medicine and aroma therapy tips as well.

If you are experiencing a moment of transformation or pain or depression in your life, please take the time you need for yourself. Find time to meditate, or go for a walk, or bake, or do whatever it is that fills your heart. Cry when you need to, and give yourself all the love that you would give to a friend in need. You are deserving and worthy of time to feel, heal, and rest. When you allow that for yourself, you will find that it is much easier to recover and gain your footing again, even if it feels impossible. Just BE, and things will begin to flow. This is only temporary, and you are strong, wonderful, and capable! I love you and believe in you!

Thank you for reading, I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. I am excited for all that is to come on this blog! ❤ SEE YOU SOON.


Skyler Breanne

In Memory of Rena Diane Aker

October 2nd, 1991 – May 20th, 2019


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