Do you struggle with managing our mental health in your life after loss? The research is solid: spending time in nature is an excellent way to boost your mood!
You and I are meant to be like a dynamic body of water; moving, alive, full of potential.
I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about acceptance as part of the grief process; it’s one of the stages of grief. Did you know that there is something beyond acceptance? It’s called radical acceptance, and learning to practice radical acceptance will transform your grief experience for the better. Promise! Acceptance is the act of acknowledgingContinue reading “Learning To Practice Radical Acceptance”
It’s that time of year again. It’s time for surviving the holidays. In our life after loss, they can be filled with triggers! I’ve compiled some of my favorite strategies for not just managing the trigger times, but life in general! Get your notebook out, you’ll want to write these down. Harness the Power ofContinue reading “Surviving the Holidays”
Give yourself the gift of grace and time. You have suffered a life changing loss. You’ve had the wind knocked out of you. Stop berating yourself because you are not immediately running the race again.
If you’ve given it you all, celebrate and REST. Shed the things that are draining you. Simplify. Cut back. Fuel yourself with nourishing foods. And finally, honor that time instead of beating yourself up for taking it. Remember, springtime will makes it’s appearance soon enough.
I know that in our life after loss things are chaotic! The days can be overly busy OR strangely empty and lacking.
Incorporating intentionality into the planning of your day will allow the form to follow the function, and you will end up with a masterpiece, not a train wreck!
It is my wish that you read this today and feel a sigh of relief. There is no wrong or right way to grieve. There is just the messy process, and a light at the end of the tunnel if you keep taking the baby steps forward.
The feeling of frozen can be a shelter from your pain, or you can leverage it to complete a difficult, but necessary, task. You get to chose. Either way, you’ve got this and I’m here to help.
Invisible buddies exist all around us. When you meet someone who has a quality you particularly admire, perhaps someone who is “widowing” in a way that you admire, watch them. Observe them. Take notice. Try on those qualities, as if they were a new hat.