Episode 5: Loss and Grief
Heavy, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be, my friends. Even though it may be painful, you are capable of embracing all transitions with an open mind and open heart. You are capable of getting excited about new chapters in life, and welcoming change with open arms. You are capable of gratitude.. being grateful for any opportunity to grow, learn, and expand. You never lose; you only win or learn. Now, I told you I was going to share personal stories with you.. ones that include love and loss and forgiveness.. and the most common thread among all my life stories.. lessons learned. Well, one of the hardest lessons I have ever learned came to me when I was a freshman in college. I was eighteen years old and my father took his own life. I was just a young woman; a freshman in college and not at all prepared to emotionally process what just happened.