I have realized that in speaking to the thousands of people that I
have met with, had conversations, podcasts, radio and television shows with, just how much I have learned in the last few years.
So I have decided that I would like to share my life lessons along the way.
The first one I would like to share is that we do not recognize grief. We as a
society are very ill prepared for grief, and of course my whole mission is for
people to talk about and plan and prepare for grief before it arrives-
but if we do not know what it is… how can we do that?
As I shared in my TEDx talk and in my messaging and presentations,
grief is whatever makes your heart ache. It is our mental, physical emotional response to loss transitions or change. Often that presents itself as someone
that seems confused, distracted, angry or irritable. It isn’t always so obvious
as someone sitting in a corner crying or being very sad.
The next time you see someone who going off on their own and not engaging or angry and not able to focus try and take a step back and think to yourself…
I wonder if they are grieving? Sometimes people just need for you to say
It looks like you are having a hard time right now.
I am here to listen, or just sit here with you
We don’t recognize grief and it can be messy, it can be different for everyone.
That is something that I have learned along the way and wanted to share with you. Something to think about!
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