Hi everyone, Yvonne Heath here from Love Your Life to Death.
I decided a couple of months ago that I wanted to share some life lessons
learned along the way that have totally changed my life and made my life
more fulfilled. I am more empowered and more resilient and it is something
that I want to share with the world.
Last month I talked about the #IJustShowedUp movement which teaches
people of all ages how to Just Show Up for themselves and others so they are empowered and resilient when grief arrives. We need to know what grief is,
and we need to learn how to Just Show Up for ourselves first and we need to understand what Just Showing Up for others means. What I have learned is
that the smallest gestures of kindness, of acknowledging and allowing
someone’s feelings are truly what has made the difference for people in grief,
crisis or when they are having a bad day.
I have said it (and I will say it again!) When you don’t know what to do
and you don’t know what to say, it is awkward and uncomfortable and you
cannot fix it… the three magic words are Just Show Up.
Truly Just Showing Up is the greatest medicine for your own grief.
You feel so so good showing up for others. When you Just Show Up for them,
they feel supported, they feel acknowledged and validated. You do not need to
be a professional! Just Showing Up can be as simple as a hug, text, call and
email, sitting silently, listening or helping with life’s daily tasks.
I will share this message everywhere I can as I did in my TEDx talk and
in each and every one of my presentations. I hope that you will help to spread
this message. We do not talk about this before grief arrives or we are in crisis.
It is uncomfortable, and it is awkward but you can make a difference or you can make THE difference. Just Show Up. I promise you will get much more in return.
If you know someone who needs to hear this message, please share this information with them because together we can do better.
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Yvonne Heath is a Canadian leader, Transformational Speaker, Blogger, Television Host, Author and Creator of the #IJustShowedUp movement.
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