Hi everyone, Yvonne Heath here with Love Your Life to Death.
I have spoken with so many grieving souls in the last few weeks. The holidays are right around the corner, (whatever the holidays may mean to you). I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that if this is a time of grief and struggle and loss, for you, for your family, for those you love, care about, please show up for yourself first.
Show up for yourself first, acknowledge and allow your feelings and your messiness. We don't have to be strong for everyone. We can grieve with them. We can get through this together. So many people want to be strong for everyone and hold it together and pretend they are fine when they are not. I would invite you to do just the opposite.
Taking good care of yourself and showing up for yourself first allows you to attend whatever festivities you may want to. Leave when you need to, or don't attend at all. If someone calls and you want to talk, answer the phone if you do not... Don't answer. Be okay to cry. Allow your feelings.
Often over the holidays, all emotions are heightened (especially grief) when you're you're feeling the emptiness of the loss of someone that is no longer living and you can do whatever you need to do to honor them and include their memory. Look at pictures. It's okay.
Next time we'll talk about how we can just show up for others who are grieving. I just wanted to start with sending so much love to each and every one of you, especially those who are grieving whether it is divorce, a diagnosis, a job loss, the death of a loved one.
Show up for yourself first, especially over the holidays, and feel free to reach out anytime I am here for you.
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