Grief: Death & Dying
When someone you love is dying or has died, there is no shortage of bullshit people will say to you. You keep trying to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but you've never needed people more, and yet, here you are feeling all alone. Grief is such a lonely, confusing, and exhausting place to be. You don’t know who you are now or what your life is moving forward.
You so want to share how you actually feel, and not have to do some shitty performative small talk about it all. You want to figure out how to manage these waves of overwhelming feelings – deep sadness, anger, guilt, fear, and sometimes even relief (yes, relief. If that's you, you're not alone).
You’re ready to figure out something for your life moving forward, even if you have no idea what that is yet.
Grief: Illness & Health Conditions
Along with all the unwanted things it brings, a health diagnosis – whether your own or a loved one's; whether chronic, treatable, terminal, or unknown – also brings grief. We grieve because our life now doesn't look or feel like how we thought it would.
This may be a private experience for you, all while trying to keep up a good face with the rest of the world that all remains well in your life. Those efforts, while completely understandable, are also exhausting, on top of the exhaustion of the grief and all the ways your life has been upended.
But make no mistake, even with the support of others, this is just damn hard. The pitying looks, the awkward encounters, the loaded ever-present “how are you?” question that never seems to want an honest answer. They mean well. You hope.
You want to figure out how to support yourself and how to keep moving forward.
Stress: Relationship Dissatisfaction & Overwhelm with Big Change
You're stressed out and overwhelmed. You've gotten so far in life because of the high standards you've always set for yourself. But somehow, there's still something missing: happiness, fulfillment, contentment.
You're feeling the heavy weight of dissatisfaction within your marriage or partnership. You're feeling buried under the stress and challenges of even the most wonderful!, exciting!, positive! changes in your life – the ones you've dreamed of, the ones that are now here.
You worry that your expectations are just too high. That you're wanting too much. That you're really the problem. So you beat yourself up. But that's not helping.
You want to figure out how to find those missing pieces for yourself.