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Gifts to Nourish the Soul

Be Careful What You Say About Yourself

January 28, 2019
 
After you've gone through major suffering, I think it can be easy to slip into a pattern of criticizing yourself.

Maybe you are normally super productive, but since your loss you struggle to finish one task a day. It is SO normal to struggle to finish everyday tasks during grief. Gently remind yourself that you are not a loser, you are grieving.

Maybe you are normally cheerful and bubbly, but since your loss you can't seem to muster up your old zest for life. It is SO normally to feel immense heaviness after loss. Gently remind yourself that you are not a dark cloud, you are grieving.

Maybe you are normally fiercely intelligent, but since your loss your mind is filled with fog and confusion. It is SO normal to feel dazed and disconnected after a loss. Gently remind yourself that you are not dumb, you are grieving.

Maybe you are normally a social butterfly, but since your loss you just need time alone. It is SO normal to need to withdraw from crowds of people after a loss. Gently remind yourself that you are not a hermit, you are grieving.

There are a million more ways that our lives change after loss, and if you find yourself struggling with disdain towards your new self, this is your gentle reminder that you are not defective. You are grieving. And there is time and space and a soft place for you to land here, our beautiful friends.
Hi! We are Johanna and Denise, cousins, best friends, and founders of laurelbox. Our little shop works hard to support the supporters and bring community during grief. Welcome! Thank you for joining us and we hope you'll stay awhile!

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