Episode #120 Figure It Out
It can be really challenging to move on when we’ve experienced pain, loss, and difficulty in life. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and small business owner DeAnte Shivers explore how to live with perseverance even in the midst of grief.
I would vent to my mom all the time. And she’d listen like, "Mmhmm, mmhmm, mmhmm. Boy, you’ll be okay." And that was always enough to keep me going.DeAnte Shivers
- Pain is an inevitable part of life, and struggle is essential to our stories.
- It is difficult to see ourselves clearly when we lack close connection to others.
- Black and brown individuals often face systemic barriers to their economic and professional growth.
- We can demonstrate strength even in the midst of sadness.
- Moments when we pause to reflect have the potential to accelerate our path forward.
- Every individual experiences grief on a unique timeline, and that is okay.
- Whenever you feel like giving up, remind yourself of the challenges you’ve already overcome.
- Surround yourself with people who will encourage you when you feel hopeless and strengthen you when you feel weakest.
- Experience the fullness of your emotions before trying to move past them.
In This Episode
Remember To Grieve
How do we respond to a global pandemic? What is our reaction to racial inequality? First, we must acknowledge the pain. In this special episode, Dr. Michael Brown and his wife Teresa Brown talk about the importance of taking time to truly mourn the losses in our lives.
Never Give Up
Sometimes the only way to get to the finish line is to simply decide to keep going. Kathy Wilhelm joins Dr. Michael Brown as they share stories about holding on to people, passions, and goals when obstacles arise.
This Will Pass
As thousands of people have died and millions have fled as refugees from the war in Ukraine, these are dark and sobering days. But there is a light at the end of each tunnel and peace around the corner of each battle. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Danijela Tomic as she reflects on her experiences living through war and offers words of hope and perspective as we navigate difficult times.