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Thoughts on Grief and Time

Thoughts on Grief and Time

April 28th, 2022

Time heals all wounds. ⁠ It’s time to move forward. ⁠ It’s time to live again. ⁠ There’s never enough time. Time to work. Time to play. Time to love. Time to live. ⁠ Everyone has their thoughts about time, especially after losing someone you think you cannot live without. ⁠ Time is a friend and time is an enemy. ⁠ The past few years, time has befriended me. Time has softened the years since Brian’s death.⁠ A decade is…

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Remembering Brian on His 30th Birthday

April 1st, 2022

This day arrives each year with the anticipation beginning about a month before when the calendar turns to March 2nd. Regardless of the number of years, the hesitation, the anticipations begins again, counting down to April 2nd. This year would have been a milestone year. This year on April 2nd, Brian would have celebrated his 30th birthday. Eleven birthdays without him. Eleven birthdays remembering his smile, his love, his light. Remembering the love while simultaneously honoring the profound loss I feel without him is…

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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention is a Team Sport

February 18th, 2022

If we have learned anything over the past two years, it’s how important it is to have difficult but necessary conversations. That is the goal of LAX2LIVE Lacrosse games for suicide awareness and mental health.Reach out to us and discover how your team can be part our our 2022 LAX2LIVE SEASON and have of this life saving conversation.   Like  most of the programs associated with the Brian Dagle Foundation, LAX2LIVE was also created out of love and loss. It’s our way to honor…

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Open Your Heart Again and Again

February 1st, 2022

“Open your heart as often as you need to”. I read this quote four years to the day on which we opened our hearts to yours at Brian’s Healing Hearts. Four years ago, January 27, 2018. On that glorious sunny January day I was filled with emotions- love, joy, kindness, and yes, that bittersweet sadness whispering why it all happened.  To illustrate some of our timeline, let me share two milestones that started our journey. Seven years ago, the Brian Dagle…

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We thank all the supporting sponsors

December 7th, 2021

With our deepest gratitude – we thank all the sponsors supporting the 2021 Niantic Jingle Bell 5K. Your generosity allows the Brian Dagle Foundation to provide healing, hope, and support for grieving adults as well as community education on suicide prevention and awareness. Ameriprise Financial, Old Saybrook Ameriprise Financial, Stratford Boats, Inc. Buckley Appraisal Services, Inc. Charter Oak Federal Credit Union Connecticut Coast Media The Day Family Pizza Restaurant Flanders Fish Market and Restaurant Fountain-Timmons Team – William Pitt Sotheby’s…

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Ten Years of Lessons Learned

November 1st, 2021

On November 12th, it will be ten years since the death of my son Brian, Whew. It’s been a long, turbulent road. But the years have soften the sharpness of my grief. I’ve learned that grief never end because it’s simply the price you pay for love, and love never dies. Now, my days are filled with memories that make me smile instead of cry. Yet, there are days when I get in “that place of overwhelming grief”, and I know it’s time to dig…

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Suicide Awareness Month

August 30th, 2021

September is Suicide Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to educate ourselves on a subject we tend to avoid.  Suicide Awareness and Prevention is a core part of the mission of the Brian Dagle Foundation which was founded in 2014 after the loss of my 19-year old son Brian to suicide. Back then, in 2011, there was little or no conversation about mental health and suicide. I did not know then what I know now. If I did, maybe my life…

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It’s that wonderful time of the year

November 30th, 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters- As I sit down to write this message, it’s that wonderful time of the year, the 2020 Holiday Season. A season we like to imagine is filled with joy, peace, and hope. This year, ask people how they feel about the holiday season, and their response might be, “For this year, peace, joy, and hope have either been deferred or out of work”. For me, there is one word that describes the holidays of 2020.  No, it’s…

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