Grief,  Loss,  Love

Love Remains

Having recently lost a loved one, what is most important is that #LoveRemains🌷

Love Remains for Sally

“After the first sprout, your days in the sun
Your days in the rain
Often lit by moonlight and your own magic
when in the sky there was none,
shining your love,
shining your smile,
your joy

After you toiled, you made it look effortless,
gradually transforming “the system”
greeting people into your heart, they couldn’t resist
into your home

After creating your family with all of the artists, poets, singers and filmmakers,
all the way to great grandchildren,
inspiring others to be their authentic self,
you’d say “Be original.”

After the words left your mouth and the presence grew stronger,
your eyes grew ever brighter,
your heart swelled, shining brighter,
there was no mistaking – Love remains.”

–– Emmy Vadnais

We all experience loss. It can be the physical loss of person, a pet, a place, a home, a relationship, a job – it can be anything.

It is important to honor the grief. What does this mean? To allow yourself to feel how you feel. At the same time, acknowledge what was gained. What did you learn? What did you receive? What did you give? What remains?

If you need help processing your feelings or support with a loss, grief or transition, let me know. I may be able to help you.

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L has over 20 years experience providing Holistic, Integrative Health, Wellness and Prevention Care in a variety of settings. She is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, Intuitive Healer, Health Coach, teacher, consultant, and writer. She provides holistic and integrative healthcare and intuitive development education to healthcare practitioners and organizations. She is the founder of the Holistic OT Community and is in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is available for individual sessions, tutoring, classes, and consulting. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Visit her websites at and

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