Arriving simply exhausted into 2023, I am taking an intentional rest from social media to focus on my mental and physical health, as well as serving my VIP community- which means YOU. I don’t know if you have seen the recent updates on my social media platforms, but to be honest, 2022 wasn’t the easiest year for me, neither were the two prior (pretty sure I’m not the only one feeling that either). Working through grief and loss is hard.
Running a new online business during the pandemic was stressful enough, but throw divorce, grief, major life transitions,, poor mental health, and all the loss that comes with it into the mix? THAT cracked me wide open, and exposed me to a level of pain + growth that I never expected.
The other huge realization I had coming out on the other side of this was, LITERALLY ALMOST EVERYONE AROUND ME is grieving in some way right now. Imagining YOU, or someone I know silently struggling their way through grief and loss with no guidance is why I am pivoting my entire brand to start focusing on those who are grieving.
I am sure if you are reading this (grieving or not) you are aware of the benefits provided by following a wellness routine. But as a reminder, creating a routine with structure can also have a powerful impact on your ability to cope with grief. Taking the time to reprioritize your daily tasks creates a sense of predictability and calmness, which in term will make hard emotions easier to process.
Homework: Here is a useful strategy approach I use with my students to help them prepare to get back into a wellness routine after grief & loss:
If you are interested in learning more about my new grief resources coming later this year, please fill out this survey to help me understand your experience and story with grief & loss, and how you need help getting back into a wellness routine. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.