Grief With Grace

20. Redefining Happiness After Trauma & Loss

October 13, 2020 Lori Latimer Episode 20
Grief With Grace
20. Redefining Happiness After Trauma & Loss
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Grief With Grace
20. Redefining Happiness After Trauma & Loss
Oct 13, 2020 Episode 20
Lori Latimer

Have you ever felt like you’ll never feel happy again after your child left this life? Or that you don’t deserve to feel happy? Or you feel guilty when you do feel a moment of happiness?


Happiness can seem elusive, or self-indulgent, after we’ve experienced a great loss. And yet, it’s one of the basic human emotions that we’re here to experience. Cutting ourselves off from happiness or any other emotion in an effort to punish ourselves causes more anguish than we might already be experiencing.


Expecting to be happy all the time at any point in our lives is unrealistic. After experiencing the death of a child, happiness is going to look different than it did before. We have to redefine what happiness looks like for us to be able to experience it when we do encounter it so we don’t push it away.

One of the things grieving Moms say they most want is to connect with their child in Spirit. To do that, we have to raise our vibration. Allowing ourselves to experience the higher vibrational emotions such as happiness is one of the quickest ways to raise our vibration, and make that connection with our child.


In this episode, I share a simple journaling exercise to help you redefine happiness.


Be sure to share what brings you happiness on my Grief With Grace Facebook page here.


Show Notes

Have you ever felt like you’ll never feel happy again after your child left this life? Or that you don’t deserve to feel happy? Or you feel guilty when you do feel a moment of happiness?


Happiness can seem elusive, or self-indulgent, after we’ve experienced a great loss. And yet, it’s one of the basic human emotions that we’re here to experience. Cutting ourselves off from happiness or any other emotion in an effort to punish ourselves causes more anguish than we might already be experiencing.


Expecting to be happy all the time at any point in our lives is unrealistic. After experiencing the death of a child, happiness is going to look different than it did before. We have to redefine what happiness looks like for us to be able to experience it when we do encounter it so we don’t push it away.

One of the things grieving Moms say they most want is to connect with their child in Spirit. To do that, we have to raise our vibration. Allowing ourselves to experience the higher vibrational emotions such as happiness is one of the quickest ways to raise our vibration, and make that connection with our child.


In this episode, I share a simple journaling exercise to help you redefine happiness.


Be sure to share what brings you happiness on my Grief With Grace Facebook page here.