So many of us are currently in a state of grief, whether or not we recognize it as such. Grief is obvious when we are faced with the death of a loved one, but we may also grieve the loss of a relationship or marriage, a career, a lifestyle, our health, or simply of the way we thought things would “turn out” for us.
We grieve when someone or something we love is lost.
Grief may have you curled up into a ball these days, and that is okay. You are allowed to feel your grief fully, no matter the cause—and for as long as you need.
One day you will find yourself ready to unfurl. As you lift your chin toward the tremulous sunshine, you may begin to notice that the life in which you find yourself no longer fits. It may feel oddly uncomfortable, for all of its familiarity.
Grief changes us.
And while we may never be grateful for the pain grief brings, it can serve as a powerful catalyst. It shifts our perspective and often beckons us to listen to our inner yearnings. It whispers to us Mary Oliver’s famous words, “Doesn’t everything die at last and too soon? Tell me, what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Now to be fair, when she said this Mary was referring to the joys of being “idle and blessed” laying in a grassy field. (Sounds like heaven to me.) Maybe your new life calls for more of just that. More peace, more freedom, more grasshoppers resting in your palm. Maybe you envision a new career, a new city, a new love…
Isn’t that exactly what makes our lives so wild and precious? The very fact that each is ours alone to decide what brings to it bliss and contentment?
If you find yourself wondering what’s next…or if you know exactly what’s next but you’re stuck on the who, when, why and how…I would love to help you illuminate your path forward. The key here being “to help YOU”.
Coaching is not about giving advice nor answers, but rather helping you to mine them from within yourself. You have all the power, Dorothy! Sometimes we just need someone to offer a different perspective. Someone to ask the right questions, which one by one break down the walls of what’s holding us back from our next step forward onto that yellow brick road (Too far? I do love my metaphors).
If you are curious about Coaching and whether or not it’s right for you, you can make an appointment for an initial (free) 30 minute consultation with me. We can talk about where you are and where you’d like to be. We can decide together whether we’re a good fit for a coaching relationship.
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