Author Barbara Warter

Barbara Warter is a Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor and Speech Language Pathologist. The past few years tested Barbara’s limits as she lost her husband in 2015 and then her 17 year old son in 2018. In between, Barbara met and married a wonderful man and her family of three amazing boys became a modern day Brady Bunch of 6.  In an effort to cope with her grief and celebrate the lives of her husband and son, Barbara began writing on social media. In 2017, Barbara’s family created a charity called Warter Strong ( where she continues to write blogs about her personal life’s journey through raising a child with special needs to suffering loss and trauma, to appreciating life’s blessings. Barbara is very grateful to empower her family, friends and community and make choices to “do happy”- which is central to her charity’s campaign (Instagram @dohappy24 and

Learning To Pause To Help Heal

“Just keep swimming” as Dory from the movie Finding Nemo would say.  That’s what I did. One foot in front of the other. Again and again and again. Feeling all the feelings-the sad, the happy and everything in between… but never stopping.