Beautiful things come from a broken heart

crushed heart
Broken up heart

Tour art museums, libraries, bookstores, and music stores and a lot of what is created is the result of pain. Grief, a breakup or other tragedy inspires people to write amazing books, paint beautiful music, make incredible speeches.

What will come from your broken heart? The tragedy you experienced, the darkness you have endured, the addiction you have fought to find recovery, all have meaning. It has a message that you should not carry alone but share through whatever creative means you want to express it.

You can create something from your pain. Because even a life of great tragedy is still beautiful.

Beauty from pain shared on Emotionally Naked

John Terrell’s art. (His portfolio is amazing)

Claire’s Song

Susan E. Casey’s book on sibling grief

Two Little Children by Bemo Prince

Be like a Phoenix by Joseph Stegner

Scarlet Draws by Timothy

Ben’s Poem

Little Girl by Donel Raum

Why should I stay alive when I want to kill myself, a letter to myself by Anna

No Place in the World a poem by Robert Hubbard

What is grief? by Mary-ellen

I hate heroin a poem by Daniel

Behind the Hoodie by Jackie

Behind the Smile by Morgan

The #urock project by the Farrows

All the stories from emotionally naked guest authors

Charles rap song, Verse for the Lonely (this is just one of them)

My book 🙂

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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.

2 thoughts on “Beautiful things come from a broken heart”

  1. Dear Anne Moss,
    I plan to publish your blog about denial, it’s just marijuana on Wednesday on Thursday. At the bottom it has a link to your book, to an article you wrote for Richmond Magazine, plus the webinar on Friday. I picked out a photo from your blog. To me, it made sense showing that nice picture with Charles, as our lead picture.

    I will try to find your email address and send it to you.

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