Grief & Deciding How to Live Your Dance

live your dance

Written by Amber Swenor

As Soul Seed Strategy's founder and Brand Strategist, Amber works with clients to evaluate their brand, understand their goals, and develop a strategy that will deliver the results they seek.

February 27, 2020

This past week, I lost a dear friend and mentor.

Since learning of her passing, my work has been stalled. I had started creating a guide a few weeks back for my community to help you reflect on the last year and decade and vision forward.

But this last week, I couldn’t finish the guide. I was struggling with, “how can I draw up inspiration and feel the fire for the future and bring it to “my people,” when Amy is gone? WTF does that say about me if I sit over here in all my energy and positivity and forward envisioning when one of my friend’s and dearest mentor’s lives was literally cut short before she even got halfway through the dance?”

But, little by little, I am crawling from the fog of grief. She would want us to raise up our fires, she certainly would not want any of us to dim our lights…

Yesterday, something finally tugged inside of me — something that allowed me to sit down and complete my Vision Forward 2020 guide —

the fog lifted, and I was able to write, from the soul-centered place that my work comes from.

As I completed the guide and went back to do a read through on what I wrote, wow, do I see the irony… or perhaps, the inspiration.

Just like that, I see Amy in everything….

“The goal with this guide is to help you envision forward, and not just to set goals, priorities and intentions… ??? ?? ???? ??? ?????, ????????, ????????????????, ?? ???? ?????????? ?? ????????, ????? ???? ?? ??? ???. ??????? ??’? ??? ????? ???? ??? ???? ???? ???.”



Amy came here for the dance, and dance she surely did!

And dance, with my every last breath, I surely will! And that’s my hope for you too… That you fully embrace every step of the dance.

Please enjoy this gift as a resource to guide you in reflecting on the past year and decade, as you create goals, intentions, and commitments for the year ahead.

No email or opt-in needed, it’s free. Just download if it’s useful to you.

It’s printable and fillable.

May this guide help you live your dance every step of the way: freely, intentionally, fully unleashed.


Find the guide here:


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