Shortly after that the amazing Caty Broderick sent Kristi and I this article. Again, it was about grief. I talk to students a lot about grief. We normally think of grief as death but often we need to grieve a marriage, moving, break-up, not making a team, friendship changes, normalcy, connection, etc. Often, we are able to make sense of our emotions when we are able to name them. As the famous saying goes, "name it to tame it" or as Brene Brown's latest podcast said we need to grieve our old lives as we try to build this new life.
Just last night a friend posted this article. Again, grief is rearing it's ugly head. So while this is temporary and we know this will not be forever, I highly recommend that we all recognize our grief. You could make a list of all that you are grieving right now. You don't have to share it with anyone but just naming it can be so powerful. Acknowledge it. Grieve it. Then decide to set that aside and make the best of our situation. I like to rip it up when I am done with it and throw it away. It does not mean that those old feelings won't ever creep up again, but it allows me to visually purge that yuckiness that I no longer want to carry.
Stay Healthy, Chaps!
Katie & Kristi