Back from self-care vacay

New Year’s Eve in Vienna at a Christmas Market drinking Gluwein

This year we left the country the day after Christmas and took the fam on a river cruise; my mother, Richard (my son), Randy and myself. And these are some of the people we met and had fun with on our adventure. This one in Vienna.

It is the people and experiences that make my vacation. It’s not stuff. It’s not hotel rooms. And that’s what we got. Many on this cruise had lost someone and wanted to be with others over the holidays. I met women who had lost husbands, people who had divorced, and a teen who lost her dad.

Still others just wanted to take an end of the year vacation. I’d write more but jet lag is making my eyes droop as I type. Sleep is nagging me and I’m going to let it win.

We all needed this break.

Christian proposed to Freida on New Year’s on the top of the boat as the fireworks exploded. This was the dinner celebration
Budapest Parliament at night taken from the top of the boat
My mom and I at a concert in Vienna on new year’s
Lighting a candle at a church in Europe in memory of Charles Aubrey Rogers who suffered from addiction and depression and died by suicide

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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