Ten years ago, my father passed away from cancer. He died two years after he found out he had stage four prostate cancer. No matter how much you try, you can never prepare for the death of a loved one. When it does happen, depending on what your role is in the family you may not get to grieve with everyone else because you are busy. Busy making sure that everyone is okay. Initially, you may never have time to grieve because you are busy, and life can be distracting.
You also have to properly grieve the death of friendships/relationships and situations.
Whatever the event, you have to make sure that you take time to grieve. Grieving is different for everyone, but it has to take place. In my opinion it is the most important part of the healing process and it has to be natural when it does happen. When you want to cry, cry. When you want to yell or scream, yell or scream. When you want to process all of the emotions that come with grieving, process them. Too many times we try to remain strong when our bodies, emotions and mental states are trying to work through the process. If we suppress it for too long, we can end up worse than when we started. So today sis, take the time out to grieve. You will be glad that you did. Don’t measure your strength by what you can hold on to, measure your strength by what you are willing to let go of so that you can heal.
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I am a Wife, Mom, Daughter, Full Time Employee, Friend and Change Agent that has been succeeding, failing and winging it for years. Although I am not perfect, I do know that God has been guiding my path along the way in each journey. No matter how good or bad my experiences may be or have been, I know they serve a purpose. What is that purpose? To show you that you are not taking this journey called life alone.
Over the years I have met phenomenal women with stories that you would not believe unless you heard them yourself. I created the SheSpeakz platform as a way to “Speak Life” into ourselves and those around us. SheSpeakz is a way to tell our stories and encourage women to embrace their journeys. At times it may be uncomfortable but there is someone who needs to hear your truth. I love meeting other people, listening to others about their life experiences, making connections and helping others make connections. When women collaborate with and support other women, amazing things happen.
Some of my passions are leadership/personal development, empowering women to be themselves, mentoring, public speaking, baking, traveling, writing my blog and spending time with my family and friends.
I currently reside in the San Antonio, Texas area with my spouse and our two active children.
My call to action for you as a reader is to embrace who you are and know that you are enough. We all can use a little improvement in some areas of our lives but don’t let that stop you from loving yourself and being the best you. I also ask that you take the time to encourage and support one another. In this delicate time, we can all use positivity in our lives. I also ask that you are intentional about making a positive impact in the lives of those around you and in your local communities. Use your talents that you have been given to change the world one good deed at a time.
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2 thoughts on “Self-Care Saturday: Grief”
Taking time to grieve….seems simple but is such a complex action/idea…thank you for your posts!
Teneha, I agree 100%. When we are conditioned to be strong and press through it can be hard. Especially when we are not used to being vulnerable. However, once you let go and let the mind, body and soul do it’s thing you will be glad you did.
You’re welcome for the posts. Thank you for being a loyal follower. Μany Blessings!