About Sean Peart's wife Tracy - Young suddenly widowed with four small children. A stay-at-home mom with no clue how to live life as a widow. Manual not included! A roller coaster ride of emotions for me and my children. A calling I didn’t ask for and one I didn’t want. After Sean died I was heartbroken, and filled with grief. Having hope, faith & optimism against all odds. At the beginning of my journey, I was told.
I didn't realize at the time how powerful this statement became and as the years have passed what it would mean. It's now our turn to help others. We're focused on our give-back program helping children, single mothers, and widows. Some widows have no life insurance, no income, and children still at home. Those struggling, alone, and often without help. There is often a financial gap resulting in losing a home, car, or other necessities of life. All this at a time when widows are least able to cope with these issues with the death of a spouse. I was one of those widows who lost my home, it was devastating. Our focus is on children, single parents, and families that need our help.
Here are some tools I used to escape the shitty grips of depression that gave me days when I wanted to run with scissors. I had to retrain my brain. I had a lot of negative thoughts. When I was in my funky place of depression, my mind would tell me to oversleep, not eat, drink whiskey, bitch and moan, or give up. I felt so numb. I would try to upgrade my mood, quiet my mind, and be kind to myself on those days. I learned it was OK to wear my PJs and chill with the cat on the awful days. It was OK to ask, "Why is life so hard?" Life is hard when trying to decipher tax code, do the math, or continue drifting along while dodging those pesky telemarketing calls from unknown numbers.
I learned to seek safe support from someone who understands. When you seek help, find someone who loves you unconditionally, like your grandma. I learned to challenge my subsequent dark void. I would hang onto hope and practice self-love every day, even if I didn't feel like it. Often depression feeds on itself. When depressed, it is hard to find the motivation. I learned to see what fed my spirit. I kept awareness up and noticed things that filled my heart, charging both soul and body battery. We all experience sad or challenging chapters in our lives. However, I found that by shifting my mind, everything else shifted. - Tracy Peart