I know some of you, if you’re a bereaved Mom, may listen to parts of this episode and think “oh but that’s different because she, Dara, hasn’t lost a child and that’s different.” Yes, it is different, And… I’d invite you to listen to the wisdom we can all learn from loss and grief of different types. I also invite you, if you haven’t yet, to go listen to Episode 36 about honoring other people’s grief and pain.
- What she didn’t realize about her grief and pain even after doing all the “self-care” work
- What she chose to let go of and what she chose to focus on instead
- The power she forgot she had - and what happened when she remembered and stepped away from being a victim
- How finding her purpose helped her heal
- The importance of being intentional in our grief
- Why it’s so important to connect to your thoughts and to your heart
- The Mother-Daughter journal she and her daughters used - and how finding it helped her “find” the Ziploc bag of letters from her Mother
- The power of the written word, and the different types of letters we should all be writing
- The time to write a legacy letter - and the time not to write one
- How accepting things we can’t change can help us on our grief and healing journey
- The danger in fighting something we can’t change - and what we CAN change
- What it takes to acknowledge there are some things we can’t change
- How her life was affected by not realizing she was carrying so much grief and pain for so many years
- Why healing ourselves helps heal our ancestors and our descendants
- How we honor our loved ones in Spirit
- The importance of taking our departed loved ones with us as we move forward in our lives
- One (yummy!) way she’s brought her Mom with her and her daughters as they’ve moved forward in life
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