When my husband Collin died, I didn’t see a way out of my pain, and I felt powerless.  I wrote these words in my journal, “The anguish and despair our family is feeling in his absence is indescribable. The pain is palpable and oftentimes literally takes my breath away. I don’t expect that to go away anytime soon or ever.”

When you lose someone you love, it’s normal to feel powerless and out of control. It can be challenging to see the light through the darkness and find hope when the weight of grief is so heavy. These feelings and emotions may lead you to believe that your circumstances will never improve, and you might doubt your ability to cope.    Does any of this describe you?
What if I told you there was a way for you to get your power back?

Here are some steps you can take:

  • Acknowledge Your Feelings: Recognize and allow yourself to feel the emotions you are experiencing. Don’t judge yourself for feeling a certain way; it’s a natural part of the grieving process.
  • Practice Self-Compassion: Be kind to yourself and practice self-care. Allow yourself time to heal and don’t rush the process.
  • Set Small Goals: Starting with small, manageable tasks. These tasks can provide a sense of accomplishment and help build momentum in your journey of healing and coping with grief.
  • Engage in Activities: Participate in activities that bring you joy or comfort, even if you don’t feel like doing them initially. These activities can provide a welcome distraction, a moment of peace, or a sense of connection to positive emotions. While it may be difficult to muster the motivation initially, taking small steps to participate in such activities can gradually help improve your mood and overall well-being.
  • Focus on What You Can Control: Identify aspects of your life you have control over and concentrate on those, rather than dwelling on things beyond your control.
  • Consider Seeking out Help: If you find it challenging to cope with grief, I can help you not just SURVIVE but THRIVE!