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The Layers of #Grief, #Loss + #Death

The Layers of #Grief, #Loss + #Death

💔😢 Everyone’s response to grief, loss and death will look different.

🤔Did you realize that there are layers to grief, loss and death?

Yes, there are levels.

Did you know that you can grieve because of the loss of things other than death? Loss of any kind triggers grief.

Read the blog to learn more about the 10 layers of grief, loss and death that you may not have realized.

SOUL -tember

Humankind is being led along an evolving course,

through this migration of intelligences,

and though we seem to be sleeping,

there is an inner wakefulness

that directs the dream,

and that will eventually startle us back

to the truth of who we are.

~ Rumi (The Essential Rumi)


I am convinced that the inner wakefulness is our soul.

Your soul is the sacred essence within you.

Your deepest purpose, your unique meaning, the guiding force behind our individual lives.

 

How are you navigating the ebbs and flows of life?

How do you deal with life's challenges?

🔝 New levels always require a test.

I'm dealing with all kinds of challenges, but they lead me back to me. 

Back to my soul.

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I am releasing all habits that no longer sere the greater good of my soul!
— #BreeSaidIt

I'm dubbing the month of September as #SUOL -tember

In this season, self-care is soul care.

Are you nurturing your soul?

Here are 3️⃣ ways that you can begin nurturing your soul:

✔️ Do not become Cynical

remember that there are good people in life. 

✔️ you life is an open hand

Open your hand to receive the blessings.

✔️ Life consists of ebbs and flows

 

Cherish the good moments when they come and push through the hard stuff.

What are you doing to nurture your soul?

 

My affirmations have been nourishment to my soul. 

#iamthriving is soul-care for me.

This book is a snapshot of my road to healing. 

I wrote this book to share the strategies that I've used to command my day and frame my thoughts to live my best 'soul-full' life now. Pre-order it on Amazon here

Cheers to #Soul-tember

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Three Things That Helped Me Cope With Grief + Loss During The Holidays

Three Things That Helped Me Cope With Grief + Loss During The Holidays

It’s been nine holidays seasons without my mother and I still think of her and the things that we would have done together. I think of her smile, her laughter, her world renowned macaroni pie and stuffing (lol) and all of her favorite things. I wish that I could roll my eyes one more time because she said, “don’t buy me anything for Christmas, just give me money.” Lol. My mom was truly ‘The Ideal Idena’ — the Proverbs 31 woman. I miss her more than words can describe. 

Nothing can make the emptiness that I feel without her subside. I’ve learned that coping and finding my way back to joy is a choice. 

Here are three practical things that I’ve done over the years to help me to cope with my grief and loss during the holidays.