“I just can’t seem to pull it all together. Little things make me angry or I cry. This is not who I am. I want ‘me’ back. Can you help me?”
Surviving life’s transitions, the pressures of separation, divorce, job termination, or the illness or death of a loved one, can often feel like you’re navigating through an emotional minefield of grief, guilt, even feelings of failure and shame.
Intentional lifestylist and certified grief recovery specialist, Melody Chardon explains that much like a diamond is comprised of many facets, so, too, is our reaction to any major life change. Even an unexpected relocation due to a career change can trigger overwhelming anxiety and stress when it activates internal hot buttons that painful, past experiences have “installed” at a deeper level.
After a major trauma, many people can live their lives feeling hopeless and heartbroken, disheartened and disenchanted. Instead of moving on from the loss, moving forward with their recovery, they stagnate, endlessly reliving the negative experience, while telling that same story, searching for something, someone to blame.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Have you been heartbroken by loss or unexpected change?
Are you feeling impatient, frustrated, or angry?
Are you distracted by lingering, unresolved or incomplete grief?
We typically associate grief with death or divorce. The truth is there are more than 50 life events that can elicit the conflicting thoughts and feelings of grief.
Grief is the natural and necessary response to the end or change in any familiar pattern, behavior, or relationship.
Unresolved grief is the emotional baggage that weighs you down and prevents you from experiencing the deep sense of fulfillment, freedom and joy your heart is yearning for.
How do you know if unresolved grief is negatively impacting your health, happiness, and success?
Download the unresolved grief checklist. If you answer YES to any of the questions, there is a strong probability you could be hanging onto unresolved or incomplete grief from your past.