The Movement

Loving Life after Loss™

We were living that fairytale relationship – our friends fondly referred to us as “that couple”. Still falling in Love deeper by the year, 13 years into it. Yet the Love story I had written in my head never included Rob's sudden passing. And even now, I count myself as one of the lucky ones. My heart is overflowing with countless memories. I spent my whole time with Rob being adored, nurtured and deeply loved. I never had any regrets.

 

 

I was 20 when I lost my dad to cancer; I had no idea how to cope with it. I wasn’t equipped back then. Looking back now, I learned one of the most important lessons throughout his passing though: Never leave anything unsaid when it comes to Love. It became an unwritten law, etched into my heart, that I live by daily.

I had an epiphany shortly after Rob died: everything that had happened leading up to that moment, had prepared me to not only cope with losing my husband, it was the beginning of a journey that was even bigger than the two of us; a journey full of Love beyond the physical realm, one of hope, empowerment and inspiration.

The influence Rob has had on my life continues to shine from within – and I love watching him shine through our boys too!

 

Now, I want you to understand: when I say “Love beyond the physical realm” I also want to emphasise that I’m quite a down to Earth woman. My life is in the here & now – yet the gifts keep coming & I know where they come from! I call them “Hidden Gifts in Adversity”; our mission is to uncover them, so we can utilise them & share them with the world.

I love spreading Love. It is the one thing that keeps coming back to us tenfold. So, when I shared our story in my book “Loving Life after Loss“, I did it out of Love. I wanted to offer hope to those who think their life is over, after an adversity of such calibre. Our boys were only 10 & 8 when Rob died; I knew I wanted to be the most amazing & inspiring example for them to embrace life with all its highs & lows – and I wanted to make sure theirs was filled with more of the highs, with happiness & bucketloads of Love.

What I didn’t expect was for my book to not only become an Amazon No.1 Bestseller, it also ranked in the Top 100 of Australia – overnight!

The Birth of “Loving Life after Loss”

A week later, I took the boys on a trip around the world. We needed a break, lightness and new happy memories! The journey was incredible and so good for our souls – we still talk about it often.

One day during an interview I realised something beautiful: this very Movement was born in the same town as me!
I was sitting in the apartment in Vienna that my Mum had taken over from me, when I moved to Australia; and all of a sudden I had this overwhelming feeling of “I've got something the world needs!”

Thinking back on the journey we had walked so far since Rob’s passing – and the incredible wave that my book “Loving Life after Loss” had caused – I felt in every cell of my body, that this was so much more than just a book. I needed to allow this to grow into something way bigger.

I found incredible mentors along the way – and here we are. When opening the doors to the Movement “Loving Life after Loss” on 19 March 2019, I simultaneously embarked on a profound healing journey myself. I created an upwards spiral… We hurt, we heal, we learn, we teach. And along the way I met the most incredible people – some walked an intense part with me, others strolled along for a little while, and some very blessed ones stayed with me until now. I’m saying this tongue in cheek, as I’m equally blessed!

I feel blessed and honoured to hold space for so many that come onto this healing journey with us. I have an incredible team of moderators, my Mod Squad, who I simply adore – they are invaluable to me and the work we offer in our Movement Loving Life after Loss™. Come and join us to experience it for yourself!

 

The Torchbearers

You heard a lot about the Movement and what we offer, I want you to hear directly from those who have experienced some or all the programs available for you. I feel truly honoured & humbled by their words!

Shelyna Stefansson

A year into my loss, when I was presented with the Blank Canvas program, I was excited! A blank canvas! What a concept!
All about me, and the possibilities of colouring my life with choices of my own design! And yes, of course I signed up.
 
I've now completed this beautiful program & I'm so grateful for everything that it gifted me. My canvas is filling up with dreams, potential, possibilities and soooo much more!
My heart is overflowing with gratitude to Marie and all that she has created to help others heal.
 
Thank you for this incredible gift Marie; for being such an inspiration to me, and anyone else that is ready to open the doors to their future!

Romana Hasenöhrl

Since I joined the Blank Canvas program I know that I am allowed to tell about my feelings, I am allowed to be vulnerable, I am allowed to say „It’s enough“ and I am allowed to stop being in permanent action when I feel that it’s enough.
 
We all know that losing an important person in your life is hard enough.
 
We don’t have to try to act „as usual“ just to satisfy others.
 
The loss of a loved one is a point in your life which shouts out loud: „Now change your life. From now on it’s all about you. Paint that Blank Canvas!“.
 
Please, do it.
This amazing program will change your life.

Terri Mattison-Davis

Marie thankyou so much for your energy & personal strength & how far you have come & encouraged us to come with you.
 
I truly want to encourage anyone here who is looking for the Loving of life after loss to engage in one of the many programs that Marie offers, they can be life changing in a positive & courageous way if you allow it to be.
 
I hope that this helps at least one person to take a little step forward in your life – painful, yes, at times but within this amazing group we find so much strength & support – sharing ourselves with each other.
 
In so many ways we are all here together for the right reason.

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