I’ve been reflecting on the last couple of months in my small community
and while taping my latest eight interviews for my Roger’s TV series. I have listened to amazing and inspiring stories, but I have also heard about painful journeys and big grief as people have struggled to find their authentic selves and new meaning in theirs lives.
Recently, there have been several deaths, people I knew and cared about; some anticipated, some not. Our community is grieving. We are grieving our cat Smokie too!
As I aspire to empower people (and myself) to navigate through life, grief and death,
I have to remember to take good care of myself as I grieve too. If I want to “Just Show Up”
for others, I have to keep in mind; “Show Up for Yourself First.”
I dig into my self-care toolbox and fix my heart with memories and also have a good cry.
Next is remembering my Post, and holding onto it.
Your Post; That internal or permanent something you can
always turn to—no matter what—in times of despair.
Is it your religion, spirituality, meditation, yoga, art, music, singing, nature?
Whatever it is, it’s always there for you.
My Post is nature. So today, I am going for a snowshoe with Geordie and Tanner.
Out on the trail is where I feel revived, connected and rejuvenated. It feeds my heart and soul.
So in times of grief, or whatever you may be going through…
Find Your Post, and Hold Onto It.
What is your Post?
Yvonne Heath is a Canadian leader, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Television Host, Author and Creator of the #IJustShowedUp campaign.