We all have experienced unexpected death in the family and the truth is… we’re hurting. There is no getting around it. We have to process this and that means experiencing the sadness and processing the grief. Moving through this however, has prompted me to share with you what I have learned about ‘managing’ –if you can call it that—grief and adversity. We all must find a way to experience adversity and make it through. We all will have times when we are grieving and must move through it, as well as we can.
Perhaps because I have worked with many creative people around the world my entire life, I have lost a fair number of friends and colleagues—many of them during the massive AIDS epidemic–but also from other causes.
There is no handbook for grief, but I have learned a few things that have helped me through those losses. I know that there are cycles to grief and that giving yourself time to heal is essential. But there is more to it; a loss can very often bring up our own unresolved issues. These may surprise us and send us through other hard-to-work-through emotions. Geez – is that childhood stuff ever going to be fully resolved?
I’m thinking of the ways I’ve learned to respond to adversity in life, including overcoming the grief I have felt at the loss of a loved one. I wanted to offer them to you in this video.
If you think it might help you or someone you know, please ‘like’ it and share it. And, if you have also experienced loss and want to use the comments section to include your thoughts and feelings, I encourage you to do so.
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business, and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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