I know I’m a little late to the game on speaking about Kate Spade’s death but it took me a few days to process.   Bipolar disorder and suicide have both affected my family and it hits close to home, hard.   I  think what hits the hardest is the commentary from friends and family  saying she was the last person they ever thought would end her life like  this. She seemed to have it all. She had so many gifts and talents. But  on the inside, she was suffering deeply in silence. So deeply that she  believed the only way out was to take her own life.   There is  always a way out. There is always a light. Always. Dont ever forget  that. One of of the best ways to find that light is to bring that  suffering to the surface. You can’t burry those feelings in the depths  of you and hide them from the world. Our vulnerability is what frees us,  not our shame. You are not alone, we are all walking this path  together.

I know I’m a little late to the game on speaking about Kate Spade’s death but it took me a few days to process.

Bipolar disorder and suicide have both affected my family and it hits close to home, hard.

I think what hits the hardest is the commentary from friends and family saying she was the last person they ever thought would end her life like this. She seemed to have it all. She had so many gifts and talents. But on the inside, she was suffering deeply in silence. So deeply that she believed the only way out was to take her own life.

There is always a way out. There is always a light. Always. Dont ever forget that. One of of the best ways to find that light is to bring that suffering to the surface. You can’t burry those feelings in the depths of you and hide them from the world. Our vulnerability is what frees us, not our shame. You are not alone, we are all walking this path together.

Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.