Lisa Goich shares the story of being able to spend 14 days with her mother before she passed away and how she learned to process grief.
Episode Discussion PointsLoved ones and others come as death draws near to usher loved ones to the other side.
Why it is important to keep talking about loved ones after they pass—especially their funny stories.
Processing death (especially when it is unexpected) takes time.
Live life and tell people how much you love them!
You never know how many lives you touch.
How using a journal (whether it be Lisa’s guided grief journal or a blank spiral notebook) can be a place to write down your thoughts or what you want to tell your loved one who has passed. Or you can talk to them as if they are in the room.
Everyone goes through grief differently.
Don’t carry around guilt or “I should’ve called, visited, etc.” That won’t help you. Put yourself in their shoes and choose to live life happily—because that is what they would want for you.
Why it’s okay to feel okay again after a loved one passes.
Embrace wherever you are today in your grief journey. Grief is often like the game Chutes and Ladders.
Have a list of friends names and phone numbers to call when you are struggling.
You are not the only one grieving. Find a support group in person or online. You can also join Lisa’s group: @guidedgriefjournal
One of My Favorite TakeawaysLisa said, “We all grieve differently. We all heal differently." I love this thought. Too often we compare where we are vs. where someone else is, and that is such an unfair comparison because we are each unique and process things differently.
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You can order her new Guided Grief Journal here: https://www.amazon.com/I-Wonder-Guided-Grief-Journal/dp/1642936421 (https://www.amazon.com/I-Wonder-Guided-Grief-Journal/dp/1642936421)
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TranscriptionYou can find a transcription of today's episode here: https://tamarakanderson.com/podcasts/lisa-goich-learning-to-process-grief-with-humor-and-grace