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Helen Morris



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84. Love Lingers Still | Marinda K Dennis

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I would like to let you know that this episode deals with suicide. This may be sensitive and triggering topic for some so please use your discretion and ensure you are well supported.   It must rate as one of life's most distressing situations - having a loved child take their own life. This is what happened to Marinda K Dennis, my guest today, in the past year. Her bright  vibrant 15 year old made the decision to end her life.   For most parents this would be enough for them to check out for a couple of years as they navigate the why's? Whys that can be neverending. Marinda, instead, threw herself into her work, teaching 13 college composition classes in one term. Now the beauty of this, is what Marinda discovered, a population of students crying out in their writing. A huge 52%!! She then proceeded to provide a safe space for them to tell their story, their way.   Marinda is an author and editor in addition to being a college professor of English. She is a  published author, most recently in an anthology she produced entitled Love Lingers Still. The book was inspired from the pain she felt after losing her teenage daughter to suicide. She does guest appearances now to share her story and to help those who are grieving the loss of a loved one due to this heartbreaking modality.   Her company, Energy Threads, now seeks to publish works that are specifically centered around themes of Love, Loyalty, and Healing. It's a company that desires to help those who grieve, those who seek solace after difficult times, and those who are weary from the trials of this life.  I think she has just summed up a large portion of the world's population in those phrases.   In this episode, Marinda shares the following: The background surrounding her very special daughter, Angel  What she discovered in the writings of her students Why you need to know YOU matter How her anthology, Love Lingers Still, was born out of her pain What is helping her less than a year into her grief ... and so much more!   Quote: "We have a nation, we have a country, we have a global silent pandemic right now with people who are hurting. And they don't know how to get that help, and they want to understand it." ~ Marinda K Dennis     Resources:   Marinda's links: Website: Facebook: Check out the resources available on Marinda's website:     Follow me on: Instagram: Facebook: Website:   Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here:   And thanks, Gabe Dovaston for the great music!   Do you need help to shift your heartache, grief, guilt, anger, anxiety, dread, or despair? Let's connect - send me a message 💟

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