Have you or anyone you know dealt with someone who committed suicide, and are you surviving through that and recovering? This show featured two amazing ladies, a mother-daughter team. Carrie Conley and Laurel Wilson have an incredible story that’s going to empower you.
In this show, we talked about surviving suicide of a loved one. Carrie and Laurel have cowritten a book about their journey of not losing just one family member, but two family members to suicide.
Carrie is an author, speaker, and teaches people how to have a crystal clear vision for their life and their business. She has been doing this work for over 25 years, between a career in network marketing first before moving into this work seven years ago. Laurel, Carrie’s daughter, has been working in the wedding industry for the last three years since graduating college from Oklahoma State.
Unfortunately, over the past five years, these two women have been dealing with a lot. Losing Carrie’s husband and son, and Laurel’s father and brother, to suicide…within 3 years of each other.
Imagine suffering through the loss of one loved one, let alone two!
Ross Conley had been struggling with trying to find work. He showed no outside appearances about how he was feeling about it. At the age of 53, it can be very challenging for a man to have to start over. The family had no idea.
Cole Conley was in his early 20’s, and he, too, was having a hard time trying to find what he wanted to do with his career. Both of these men didn’t seem like the type to commit suicide, and yet they both did.
This is an invisible disease. Suicidal thoughts don’t show up on a test.
For men, so much of their identity is attached to what they do for a living and how much money they make. They equate their self-worth to their net worth.
So, instead of crawling up in a ball and wallowing in their losses, Carrie and Laurel decided they wanted to do something about it by writing their book, “Keep Looking Up.”
In this book, they share their story, and are very open and vulnerable about what this journey has looked like for them. It’s very eye opening. They share what it’s like at home, how people treat them now, how the change of stability is affecting them, and so many other insights.
Listen to the episode to learn more about embracing vulnerability, pushing through pain, and maintaining the strength to always “Keep Looking Up.”
Sometimes, our greatest lessons are the most painful lessons, and I believe that our pain helps us to define our purpose. Carrie and Laurel have sure had their share of pain, and they have bravely decided to use it to serve and help others. Amazing.
We’re dedicating this episode to Ross and Cole Conley. May your afterlife be filled with love, happiness, peace and joy.
You can find out more about Carey and Laurel including their new book & book tour at: www.CareyConley.com
Find out more about Diane’s new program: The Happpiness Formula at: www.DianeForster.com/TheHappinessFormula
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