In November, after 2 years of false starts (stops?), my dad passed away.
If we’re connected on Instagram, you may have seen my posts around that time; I had the good fortune and profound blessing to be with him continuously in the last few days of his life, including as he took his final breath.
Walking with my father through his dance of death has shown me how significantly different each experience of grief and heartbreak can be.
In these times, I sense we are being faced with an upswell of both fresh and unprocessed grief.
So many of our foundations are shaking, and while this tumult is hopefully ushering-in much needed change, it can also bring up so much… on top of the challenges we may face in our daily lives, and compounded by Covid.
And yet, many of us live inside dominant cultural “norms” that deny and suppress grief, pain, and sadness (while simultaneously causing and proliferating them), and lack rooted and nourishing structures for support and rituals for processing (see: short or non-existent parental leave as a prime example).
So, how do we show up amidst intensity, grief, and heartbreak?
In this solo-episode, I talk about navigating grief and heartbreak, sharing personal stories, and what has supported myself and my clients in times of intensity.
In this episode, I share:
:: An exploration on the “pillars of nourishment” we need to navigate grief
:: How to allow ourselves to receive when we’re resistant to it
:: Why the Grief Olympics are a toxic symptom of dominant culture’s resistance to pain
:: The role of ancestrally-rooted ritual in navigating heartbreak and grief
:: Thoughts on the assumption that pain is “soul contracted”
:: The importance of finding someone you can be annoying with 😉
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