Love, Loss, Grief and Mental Illness | AIRING APRIL 2019
Any opportunity I can get to share my story, to hopefully then save lives, makes all the pain I have gone through worth it. It was my honor to share my story of love and loss with the great team and audience at @thedoctorstv ... because of them, I relived some of the most painful memories of my life to in-turn help those who are suffering. Today and everyday I ask each and everyone of you, abolish the stigma of mental illness and start the conversation. This episode will air early fall 2018. Stay tuned!
Life After Loss | LOYLOA HIGH SCHOOL, 2.15.18
Grief isn't just about death. Grief happens when something or someone that we love is gone. For instance, empty nest syndrome, loss of self, and even loss of purpose. It is my honor to speak to the mother's of the Loyola High Alumni about these very important loss and how they can return to joy.
Join me and hundreds of other incredible women for the 2019 Women's Wellness Day.
It is a great honor to have been asked to speak at this inspiring event. My talk; "Life After Loss: Navigating Grief and Returning to Joy" will explore journey of loss and what I’ve learned and how I have grown. I will be sharing my life's lessons, so those who are struggling with all kinds of loss have the tools to move forward to not just survive, but to thrive!
WHAT I WISH I'D KNOWN
Finding Your Way Through The Tunnel of Grief
Kristi Hugstad’s life wasn’t just on track, it was a dream: a loving marriage, two beautiful homes and a thriving fitness business she built with her husband Bill.
Until, one day, it all went off the rails. What I Wish I’d Known shares Kristi’s tragic, painful, heart-rending and infinitely hopeful story of love, loss and the strength it takes to start over again. For anyone experiencing loss, Kristi’s words are a beacon of light on life’s darkest waters.
"I would recommend this book to anyone who is going through any type of loss, not just that of a loved one, but loss of a job, a marriage, any type of loss. I think this book can be impactful in more ways than one." Review by Insights into Books
Beneath The Surface
Sometimes the thoughts we leave unsaid are the most dangerous.
Beneath The Surface draws from Kristi’s compassion for others, but also provides many useful tips, activities, practices and suggestions for getting out from behind the darkness, for creating a life story of positive change and personal growth, and for engaging others in your journey. Her words are supported by research evidence and provide a wealth of solid advice, but they are more than just words.
Unlike many strictly academic reviews of research or self-help books that read like manuals, Kristi writes from the heart. She brilliantly weaves together current research, her own personal experiences, and first hand stories from youth. When you read this book, you feel like you are communicating directly with Kristi. You feel that she cares about you, and I believe she truly does. She cares deeply about all young people and about humankind. Not only will you learn about how to change, you will be inspired to change.
COMING SPRING 2019!
RETURNING TO JOY
Inspirational Thought Anchors for Your Journey Through Grief
To grieve is to love. This book is dedicated to the beautiful souls who loved freely – despite knowing that loss is an inevitable part of life. May these words help you find joy, inspiration and the courage to move forward in your journey. As you do, I know that all the grief you feel – all that unspent love – will find a new and beautiful place to go.
COMING WINTER 2019!
L I V I N G A F T E R L O S S
By Kristi Hugstad
Before you’ve finished reading this paragraph, someone in the United States will attempt suicide.
And by the time you’ve finished this page, it’s likely one person will have succeeded. In the next 24 hours, 123 Americans will be dead by their own hand.