There is a difference between grieving a loss and adjusting to the transition brought about by that loss, and staying mired in your loss and ultimately in your story. As Grief Counselor, Dawn Cruchet says: "Grief takes the time it takes." It took me two years to fully transition through a major life change resulting in many losses. Until last Fall I was clearly grieving the loss of everything I had held dear for 23 years of my life: couple, family, home, neighborhood, pets, friends...the loss list seemed endless despite how much I was gaining in making this radical change from unwell to well-being.
So how do we know when we're moving on with the next chapter of our life and not re-reading the last one? Here are two factors to consider:
- Fear - How is fear of a similar outcome keeping you stuck in the previous chapter of your story?
- Mistrust - How are lack of trust in yourself, in your abilities (to discern, to know what you need) and in a power greater than yourself, keeping you anchored in your story?
What does the next chapter of YOUR life look like?
Empowerment coaching/transition partnering can help you move from this chapter of your story to create the next beautiful chapter of your life. Contact me at 514.996.2414 for a complimentary discovery session.