Grief Should Never Feel Like a One Man Show

The gravity of your show is too intense to experience alone. The dialogue begins to loop in your head and the drama can feel distorted.

You at least need a director, and no show can run its course without an audience.

Every show that runs needs witnesses to receive a message. Audiences help you feel like even  when are alone, you are seen.

If acting is not your thing, your audience can be your journal — Let the page hold your journey.

Releasing painful thoughts and feelings are a necessity in moving your blocked energy around.

So if your new best friend is your journal: so be it.

We need markers during catastrophes in our lives. Places to look back on to remember we are in motion. Forward or backward motion — markers help keep us sane.

To recap:

  1. Grief should not feel like drowning in an abyss.
  2. Find a director to yell action or cut when you get overwhelmed.
  3. Sharing your story with witnesses is a vital part of healing and staying connected to humanity.
  4.  Mark your pain, leave breadcrumbs so you can see where you have wandered. Watching your path helps you feel alive.

About Jean Wolfe Powers, LMFT