Welcome to our first-ever bonus episode of The Uplifters Podcast!
In last week’s heartbreaking and hope-rich episode featuring, she shared about the impact of a wonderful organization called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep which helped her and her family heal from the loss of their first two children. In this week’s special bonus episode, you’ll hear from Ali Furtwangler a photographer from Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep who joined the organization to help give back to others after the loss of her first child.
In her story you’ll hear:
How Ali navigated the emotional challenges of losing her infant son
How her experience losing Zachary led her to find purpose and healing
Why it’s important to have open conversations about loss and grief
Why connecting with others who have gone through similar experiences is crucial in a healing journey
The transformative power of volunteering and giving back
How her work has created a legacy for her son’s short life
Emotionally demanding work like Ali’s requires active self-care.
It's easy to forget about caring for yourself or how your choices can impact your partner. For me, venting to my husband has been the best way to care for myself. Staying bottled up does me no favors. When I have a particularly hard day or something ridiculous happens, we will find the good or funny in the situation. I also think our pets provide a lot of love for those tough days. As an Uplifter, self-care is crucial, and these moments of connection help maintain my emotional well-being.
Ali is a photographer and the Director of IT at Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, where she also volunteers as an affiliated photographer and digital retouch artist in order to provide remembrance portraits for families who have to say goodbye to their babies too soon. She lives in the Seattle, Washington area with her husband of 15 years, 3 lively littles, 3 dogs, and 7 pet rats. There's never a dull moment in her household.
Check out Lia's episode for another story of finding hope, peace, and purpose through loss.
Please Join me, our amazing Uplifters Ambassadors, and guests of the podcast on May 17 at our first live event!
It will be a chance to:
Connect with inspiring women and our past guests from the show
Learn about financial, physical, and emotional wellness from women who are experts and Uplifters
Make actionable plans for yourself to keep rising higher
You’ll leave feeling energized, inspired, tuned into your internal compass, and ready to do big things! Truly, it's going to be the best day ever!
Check out the agenda and get info on tickets HERE. Our special early-access ticket offer ends on 1/31/24!
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