I have been reading a lot about resilience lately. Psychological resilience is defined as an individual's ability to adapt to stress and adversity.
What makes it easier for some to overcome overwhelming grief than others?
The following quote sums it up quite well.
Edgar N. Jackson wrote:
If one has always met life’s problems with strength and assurance, it is reasonable to assume that he [she] will meet this experience the same way. One who has been easily distressed by circumstances may be so disturbed by the encounter with death that he [she] will need guidance and special help.
What Jackson is referring to is the resilience we have formed over a lifetime.
Even if we have been strong and resilient in the past we might forget it for a while because we are overwhelmed with the feelings of loss.
That is where a helping hand of a friend or someone like me come in. We will remind you of your resilience, your strengths and your abilities. We will help you overcome the sadness that overshadows them.
The Healing for Grieving Hearts program will help you uncover your resilience through Biography work and creative means. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.
Take good care,
PS: Did you have time to devote some extra time to self-care over the last two weeks?
What did you do for yourself that made you smile?