Taking Time to Grieve

Taking Time to Grieve via mindfulmomma.comYou may have noticed that I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been on a journey that I desperately wish I wasn’t on. My dear mother found out she had cancer and passed away in a very short period of time.

I’m grateful that my sisters and I were able to be with her at the end of her life but devastated at the loss of the incredibly caring and nurturing mom who raised me and the inspiring and supportive friend and grandma that I knew her to be.

Taking Time to Grieve via mindfulmomma.com

After my father passed away, it took me a while to get to a place of acceptance and gratitude. The stages of grief come rolling through: sadness, anger, despair….and eventually quiet gratitude. I’ll be taking a little break to grieve and get my head around this monumental change in my life but don’t worry – I’ll be back – because life is a gift and there’s still a lot more that I want to share with you.

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(Image credit: Els via flickr cc)

About Micaela

Micaela Preston is a marketing and communications consultant specializing in natural, organic and eco-friendly products and the health and wellness space. Micaela is available as a social media manager, green lifestyle writer, public speaker, brand ambassador and marketing manager.


  1. Take care of yourself my sweet friend. We’ll all welcome you back with open arms…when you’re ready. What a beautiful photo of you and your mother. xo

  2. Sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength on your journey of grief and healing. Take care!

  3. love and hugs to you. everyone grieves differently and its important to embrace that. take your time, thinking of your family. xo

  4. Sorry for your loss Micalea. It’s hard to lose a parent.
    Hugs and blessings to you and your family.

  5. Cathy Tiffany says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Mother. You’re wise to take the time you need. Prayers out there for you and your family.

  6. I will be keeping you, your mom and your family in prayers <3

  7. So sorry about your loss. Wishing you peace and rest during this trying time. My thoughts are with you and your family. <3

  8. Micaela, I have suffered the EXACT same loss this year too. My mom passed away from cancer in February, and I have only written 1 post since then. Similar to yours, it was an explanation of why I haven’t been around. The grief is overwhelming at times, and I wasn’t expecting this process to take so long… although everyone told me the entire first year is tough. I was saddened to hear of your loss, and yet comforted that a fellow health blogger knows what what I’m going through. I know both of us will be back at it when the time is right, and we will be able to encourage others who will be going through this same thing. I have a feeling both of our moms would like that. Saying a special prayer for you tonight my healthy friend!

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss, Micaela! Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman. You are in my thoughts!

  10. Thanks so much everyone for your good wishes and sweet words. They really mean a lot to me. I think I’ll be back blogging pretty soon because keeping busy and productive feels good to me. Plus I know my mom would not want me to spend too much time being sad. I plan to continue to live a happy life with her as my inspiration!

  11. So sorry Micaela… I wish there was something I could do to ease your pain. I am sure your mothers love for you and her care made you the extraordinary person you are and I sure she is proud of you and your family still!

  12. Micaela, you were certainly missed at the conference. We were all thinking of you and understanding this hard time you’ve been going through. So sorry for the loss of your sweet mother.

  13. Very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

  14. Just want to stop by and give my sympathy in the loss of your mother. Both parents have been gone for 8 years already and the grief eventually came to a ‘miss them but looking forward to seeing them again someday’. Your mother sounds like she was a good mom and grandma.

  15. I’m very sorry for your loss, Micaela. Taking time to care for your loved ones and yourself is so difficult but so important at this point. Getting back into your work can be a slow process but is healing in itself. Sending peaceful thoughts.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you Micaela. How wonderful to know and experience the love of a mother. Peace xo

  17. denise low says:

    I am sorry for your loss Micaela. I know about lossing your parents. I lost my mom to cancer 6 years ago. The pain of lossing her in years to come will lift alittle. I miss my mom everyday. In January of this year I lost my dad. I felt that my world fell apart because they were gone. I will be 60 years old next year and a girl always needs her mom and dad. In my heart I know that I will be with them again. Take care. Denise


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