Do the Holidays Get You Down?

Two years ago, I was sitting at the Thanksgiving table feeling resentful because no one else seemed to get how much pain I was in. I wasn’t thankful. I didn’t want to celebrate. Less than a month before, I’d found out that my fiancé was dead.

Yet, because I was always the hostess, the expectation was that I would be fine doing with everything this year too. I wasn’t! I was hurting. I’d lost someone I loved less than a month before, and was still waiting to be able to bury him.

But it wasn’t just Frank’s death that overwhelmed me. It was coming this close to my dream of having someone to share my life with after so long spent alone, and having it snatched away. I was dealing with grief, feelings of betrayal, hurt that loved ones just didn’t seem to understand, confusion, and so much more.

Maybe you know someone who is hurting over the loss of a loved one right now, or that is struggling with some other loss. Or perhaps you know someone who needs to escape the trap of shame, low self-esteem, abuse, poor health or other seemingly insurmountable challenges?

It’s a lonely and debilitating place to be.

And it’s why I created The Survivors Summit. Our speakers have been there. We’ve faced hard times and challenges that seemed insurmountable at the time. Yet, each one of us not only survived, but thrived afterward.

The Survivors Summit - speaker line-up

We want to use our stories to bring hope and inspiration to those who are hurting, especially at this time of year.

Here’s a special resources page that includes important information, sample tweets, as well as posts for Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

Would you be willing to help get the word out? You can share the website privately with people you know could use it, or you can grab what you like from the resources page and spread it all over your social networks. Whatever feels best for you!

If you have a mailing list, I’ll be adding a sample e-mail as well that you can alter as you’d like.

If you’re a blogger or podcaster and want to conduct an interview before The Summit, contact us and we’ll connect you with the right people.

There’s a special discount code that will work only for the first 50 registrations. When they order their tickets or replays, have them enter “first50” as the discount code, and they’ll save 20% of whatever it is that they bought.

It would mean a lot to me if you would support me in promoting The Survivors Summit.

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Tara R. Alemany

Award-winning author and speaker, and owner at Aleweb Social Marketing
Tara Alemany defies a simple definition. She is an award-winning and best-selling author and speaker, as well as a serial entrepreneur. Her publishing company, Emerald Lake Books, benefits experts and thought leaders as they grow their business by taking their words from manuscript to masterpiece. Her consulting company, Aleweb Social Marketing helps authors and speakers to get found online, on-stage and on-the-shelf. In addition to publishing, consulting, writing and speaking, Tara serves on the Boards of Directors for a Christian writers’ critique group, as well as acting as co-president and chaplain of the group. In her spare time, she is a novice winemaker, a martial artist, a juggler, a military Mom to 2 teenagers (one of each), step-Mom to 2 dogs (one of each) and is owned by a black cat.

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