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January 12, 2015

Living on the Fault Lines
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Dianna Bonny hopes to encourage global healing and has the lofty goal of fostering healthy public dialogue surrounding the epidemic of suicide. She was inspired to create a better legacy for her children after her familyís life was derailed when her husband took his life. She is an advocate for those, like herself, who are navigating the silent aftermath. Her work is focused on healing the people left behind. You can learn more about her work at her website.
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Corporate Talk: Dianna Bonny

Dianna's advocacy is based on the simple idea that when we do not explore our losses and integrate the pain, we will turn it on ourselves, or others, and become victims in the endless cycle of suffering. Making the choice to heal transforms the adversity we encounter into the wisdom that will enrich the rest of our life. When properly sourced, supported and connected to someone who has walked the path, healing becomes your destiny.
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Dianna Bonny
In the summer of 2010, my seemingly charmed suburban existence was shattered by the discovery of my husbandís double life and subsequent suicide. In the space of ten days, my world with all its messy beauty and inconvenient truths came crashing down, leaving me to traverse the emotional darkness and isolation that accompany suicide and betrayal.

I lost what I believed to be important. I thought my life was over. I was so very wrong.

In the aftermath, I realized the value of creating conversations and speaking honestly about the events with my children. As a result of openly unraveling the wounds and secrets, we established a robust beginning rooted in truth and prevented the story from becoming a defining moment of their lives anchored in suffering. I admire their willingness to explore the pain with me Ė they are the most courageous souls I know.

Guided by this intention, my work here aspires to help others embrace healing with the fervent hope that a global dialogue can begin around tending to our collective emotional wounds. A passionate advocate for those navigating the silent aftermath of suicide, it is my desire to encourage a healthier legacy surrounding this epidemic.

Once upon a time, I attended U.C. Berkeley, worked as a writer in London and raised large sums of money for various charities. A devoted mother of three gorgeous humans, my favorite moments occur when I am near them. I am a fiercely hopeful human who adores deep meaningful conversation, riding horses, laughing until it hurts, entertaining for friends, reading something wonderfully insightful, engaging with people daring to change the world and learning new things about myself and the mystery of being human.

I am currently writing my first book.

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