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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
Let Yourself Cry
Nothing requires such courage nor creates such clarity as a good cry. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author Amy Seiffert give us permission to let our tears fall freely and encourage us to allow others to do the same.
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.
Pause To Breathe
Breathing. As we’ve seen in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death more than a month ago, every single breath is a gift and should never be taken for granted. As you wake up each morning to a new day of pandemic realities, racial injustices, and economic challenges, consider leveraging each breath for a greater good. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert explore the art of breathing in a unique conversation that will enhance your personal well-being during turbulent times.