I for a split second I thought I was looking at a ghost. I had to catch my breath from the slight shock I had put myself into
Grief and Depression can be hard to navigate. Sometimes I think about how many people would be at my funeral when the Grief cycle starts and depression starts to rear up.
As a coach, I help people in grief, or in recovery, feel comfortable expressing [loss] to people. Explaining our past experiences do not have to turn into a pity party. Wanting people to understand where we are coming from is good. And the more we tell our experiences the easier it is to stay resilient.
Acknowledgment is the best action during these times. Acknowledging that we are sad, that we loved, and that we are still in “Recovery”. Compassion for yourself is necessary to be able to get out of bed and start your day if you can.
Grief and Holidays: this is the time of year when grief can poke it’s head up and remind you of who you miss.