Grief can be bad for us, but can it also be good for us? In 2016, after actress Carrie Fischer died of a heart attack, her mom, actress Debbie Reynolds, died two days later. People said she'd died of a broken heart. Did you know that, not only can grief cause the uncomfortable feelings we associate with the experience of a broken heart, but it can actually negatively impact your physical heart, your physical health and well-being? But our experience of grief can also promote heart health (whaaa?)! And it can enhance emotional resilience as well as feelings of connection, belonging, joy, and even love in the midst of it. How we relate to the experience of grief shapes how we're impacted by it, that's what we're exploring today.
Don't forget to check out the center&ground mindfulness practice below!
The center & ground practice is a mindfulness/embodiment practice that you can do in under 10 minutes and, as a practice, it can help us find a sense of “ground” again when we meet the challenges of everyday life, and in the midst of loss. The key to a practice like this, however, is to practice in the calm moments so you’ll be prepared for the storm. Check it out, try it out, and let me know what you think!