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Creating "Esther & Astor" ; A Sister's Love Lives On

Season #1 Episode #26

This conversation is with an amazingly bright light of a human being.  Cara Perkins lost older sister Leah (Cox) unexpectedly in 2018 to suicide. In Cara's own words:

"I work day to day as an interior designer in the furniture industry. After I lost my sister to suicide it became apparent to me how many have been touched by suicide and mental health issues. A dream was put into my heart to start making leather bracelets marked with a semicolon to show support for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. I have recently branched out into making more customized items, but still include the " ;  " within the piece. My hope is to be able to help support, bring comfort and peace to anyone who may need it through my creations. If that is through a sale, great. If it is through true connections and any words of comfort or wisdom I can bring to someone, even better! A portion of each sale is donated to a couple different suicide prevention and support groups.(AFSP and TSPN) I want to spread love and kindness around and let others know that they matter. I have found in my experience, that I can become so overwhelmed with emotions at any given moment, that I will touch my bracelet or rub the semi-colon as a grounding technique; I hope that they will help others in that way as well. "

You won't want to miss this conversation, especially if you are a surviving sibling or parent.

You can (and should rush to) find Cara at :

Esther & Astor on INSTAGRAM

Esther & Astor on PINTEREST

Esther & Astor on ETSY


As with everything you hear on my podcasts, please take that which serves you & leave the rest. I hope you will find something of value & I am so sorry that you need to be here, but so honored you are here.

Please reach out to me if you know of someone that I should talk to or if you yourself would like to have a conversation around the suicide loss and grief space. Instagram is probably still the best way to contact me or directly through email. I am already scheduling people into this Spring so it's not too soon to reach out!

Let's have a conversation  Let's keep talking   Let's be there for each other.  Let's make a change.

If you or someone you know is struggling  with suicidal thoughts PLEASE reach out & talk to someone

The National Suicide Lifeline is there for you

IN a crisis you can also TEXT--->
TEXT the word "HOME" to 741741 in the USA
in Canada TEXT 686868
in the UK TEXT 85258

And Grievers, I am always here. You can find me on Instagram at The Leftover Pieces