"Ponder on it. For one day you are going to die for sure."
- Suzanne Michal
How do you feel about talking about death?
For many the subject is morbid, for others it brings back painful memories they'd rather forget or still try to supress. The truth is, that here in the west it's not exactly dinner table conversation.
But I think it should be. Living when a loved one has died is a challenge that so many of us are facing right now, whether it's 6 days, 6 months, 6 years or 30 years down the line. Yet often we don't openly talk about it, and the impact it can have on our day to day lives, our intimate relationships, and even ourselves on a deeper level. We don't share what we are going through, we don't discuss what strategies are working for us, to help us to bounce back, or become unstuck. What we can do to move us from that dark space. We don't openly share our experience with others who are embarking on the journey, so that they can benefit from our wisdom, or at least know they are not alone.
I think that needs to change.
I've been facillitating on Death Cafe's, writing articles and worked as a coach around death and grief for a total of around 5 years now. But I have never shared my personally story in full, or the strategies I've used.
That's about to change right now.
Living When A Loved One Has Died: Lynden & Me is a series of podcasts about my personal and professional experience about grief. It's my contribution to the wider dialogue on death. You can click on the link below to listen to episode CSW015 which is the first part of the series. Plus you can also leave me a personal voice message with any questions you may have or topics you'd like me to cover in the future episode of the series. If you want to get in touch about getting coaching to help you on your journey of grief then that's ok too.
There is also a pdf show notes that you can download which features a reading list, links to useful videos and helpful tools for those experiencing grief and just need a little help
Click Here To Listen To CSW015 Living When A Loved One Has Died
Let me leave you with this, by Earl. A. Grollman
Grief has left you drained
What did you expect?
To fill the void immmediately?
To go on living as before?
There is no short cut in
the mouring process.
It must be worked through."
Think about it.