To grieve is human. To suffer, however, is optional…. “Natural Awakenings Magazine May, ‘19 Edition"

Angie Corbett-Kuiper’s life changed forever after her 20-year-old son, Nicholas, took his life and then one year later, her husband, Johannes, only days after their wedding, chose to take his life as well.

 

With a determined and child-like curiosity, Angie began turning the world upside down leaving no stone unturned searching, until she found both of them in the most unexpected places.

 

“Death has the potential to kidnap us if we allow,” she says. “I was determined not to allow their choices to define me. Grief is an absolutely necessary process,” Angie says, “but I didn’t want it to become a disorder or lifestyle.”

 

Angie, of Beyond Proof, speaks to her audiences and shares through her experiences of devastating loss that the antidote to lifelong grief and suffering is choice, present-moment awareness, and a willingness to keep an open mind about everything. She shares personal and intimate stories of the undeniable evidence that has proven to her that her loved ones are still right here. She offers tools and resources that have been so beneficial on her own journey to healing. “I didn’t have the right tools. I knew I needed different tools if I were to survive this loss.”

 

“We cannot think our way out of loss.  We must feel our way out of loss,” she says. “Most of us have never learned how to feel, let alone how to trust those feelings when they present. Most will reach to self-medicate or curl up in the fetal position just waiting to die themselves. 

 

“The number one reason, I have found, why people who have lost significantly remain stuck,” she says, “is the inability to look beyond their current set of belief systems to even consider a possibility  that has the potential to offer significant and profound healing if it doesn’t fit into their self-imposed, sometimes rigid, and self-limiting belief box.”

 

Angie tells us how important it is to let go of the fear and self-limiting beliefs that do not serve our highest and best interests that have the potential to keep us stuck if we allow.  Angie begins dispelling the myths and shares resources that have helped her live a much more rewarding life in spite of significant loss. Does this mean that she doesn’t miss here loved ones or wish they were here with her?  “No,” she says.  “We will always have those moments that will bring us to our knees, those “unexpected visitor” moments that show up leaving us ripped wide open. I’ve come to appreciate these moments too… As signs from beyond.”

Thank you to Jody Pearce, Owner and Publisher of the Natural Awakenings New Mexico magazine, for interviewing me and supporting my work. I am both grateful and honored. I hope you will join me for my lecture series beginning June 20th, 2019 in Albuquerque. For more details please click on the link below. You can find the advert on Page 3 and the article on Page 10. Enjoy!

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