Interview – Speaking from my heart

The audio below is from an interview I did with KC Armstrong on December 12, 2018 to promote “The Voice of an Angel” by sharing a little about our life together as “We 3” which in turn will also be used for KC’s new book, “Simply Amazing Women” that I am blessed to be one of the women chosen to participate....

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Clarity around Anger and Grief…

Anger has been my “go to” emotion over these last two years since losing Syd, but especially the 2nd year. In my book, “The Voice of an Angel”, I write about “leaning into love” and while I do always get back to love, anger was definately present. I experienced anger during the 1st year of life without Syd, but I was still incredibly numb and that seemed to dull the senses making the anger seem less profound. The 2nd year thou, the numbness...

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Is it “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” ..

…for people that are grieving the loss of a loved one?  Speaking from experience, which in my opinion makes me an expert*, I can say that while I am incredibly happy for the people that are able to truly enjoy the festivities that Hanukah, Kwanza, Christmas and the New Year bring, it currently no longer promotes that feeling within me.   And now having had this experience, my naïve’ wish going forward, would be that no more people experience...

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Trial date rescheduled

The trail against the defendant that is being charged with taking Sydney’s life is now scheduled for May 31st, 2018.   I know, it seems so very far off but I would like to believe that is for a reason.   Perhaps Sydney has a hand in that? All I know is that it is out of our hands and nothing can bring her back to me/us so faith comes in now BIG TIME!   Faith that good will prevail over evil, justice will be served and the “appropriate...

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About the white butterfly….

Did you notice the little white butterfly on Sydney’s wrist in her portrait in the prior post? Jo says she adds butterflies in all of her artwork but was not aware of this when she chose to add the white “cabbage” butterfly.   The story… We used to get little white butterflies in our house all through the winter. 6 or 7 a winter and they would sit with us on a plant or the coffee table but right next to us, and...

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Portrait by Jo Jayson

Art & words by Jo Jayson  The other week I posted a video of me painting the beginning of a special portrait commission. Today I am posting the finished portrait, completed on Valentines Day. This is Sydney, she was 21 when she was tragically killed by a drunk driver on Christmas Eve 2016. Her beloved Step Father Ken Bell came to me in October to ask if I would paint their daughter as a heartfelt gift for her mother Marcy Stone.  It of...

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