Episode #54 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.

Show Notes

We just recently said goodbye to my father-in-law. And it was a little bit delayed because of the distance. And that was a hard time because we couldn’t get past the loss of him not being with us anymore until we came together, until we spent that time reliving the memories.
Dr. Michael Brown

Three Problems

  • If we don’t remember to grieve, we will be unable to help others through grief.
  • If we do not consciously grieve in healthy ways, we will unconsciously grieve in unhealthy ways.
  • Emotions that we stuff away don’t simply go away, but they brew under the surface.

Three Principles

  • Grieving together is essential to growing together and going together.
  • Public and spoken grief is often more helpful than private and silent grief.
  • The grieving process is not an end in itself but the means to moving on.

Three Practices

  • After each significant loss, set aside time in your schedule to grieve.
  • Journey through the grieving process by creating a list of what you will miss the most.
  • When you don’t know what to say to someone who is grieving, utilize simple phrases like “I see you” and “I’m so sorry.”