The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004), Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death, grief studies and author
- Have no secrets – tell the truth, talk about your experience, use real words, acknowledge reality
- Get outside of yourself – serve others, volunteer
- Use affirmations – affirm yourself and your progress, state what you want and how you want to be
- Connect to a community – find others (on line or in person) who have had a similar experience
- Seek therapy – don’t try to recover on your own if you’re struggling
- Be kind to yourself – honor your individual grief process, your anger, and your guilt
- Honor the person you have lost by working your way back to living life to the fullest
Affirmation: I have found my way out of the depths.
Coaching questions: If you’ve experienced loss, what tips might work for you? What will you do today to implement your choice? What difference might it make?