Welcome back to Restorative Grief with Mandy Capehart. You are listening to episode XX, titled What Do You Want? with Donna Tashjian. Today, we are talking about some of the questions you may want to ask yourself when you realize you are ready to take action on behalf of your grief process. Donna is a Life Mastery Coach and the founder of Vibrant Living International who is asking us to ask questions of our powerless, uncontrollable circumstances before we give in to feeling helpless. Donna’s work and the free masterclass she’ll reference in the episode is linked in our show notes. Be sure to check it out later but for now, let’s go talk with Donna Tashjian.
I want to offer a content warning. This conversation contains a brief mention of sexual assault of a minor in Donna’s story. Please listen with discretion.
Thank you for listening to episode 57 of Restorative Grief. Imagination is a powerful tool, but we don’t need to veer off into fantasy land to escape the very real circumstances of our lives. The events that lead us to where we stand today can be as basic as plot points, allowing us to intuit what might be true and what might be holding us back. But learning to listen to our intuition, gut instincts, and even to trust our own hearts and minds is a lifelong work. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try it. It means we owe it to ourselves to connect with others who are trustworthy, compassionate, and willing to walk through our losses with us so we can learn to walk with ourselves.
If this is your first time with Restorative Grief I want to thank you for making the time to listen. I know grief work is exhausting, and sometimes we have NO idea what we want. So if that’s you, I just want you to know you’re not alone in it. I go through days where what I want changes hourly, and that’s expected when life keeps shifting around us. If you need permission to make a little time today to step back and ask yourself what you might want or who you might want to be in the future, then consider this your permission to do just that.
And one last thing, before I go. Please remember, the only solution for grief is to do the work of grieving. Thanks for listening. I’ll see you next week.
Links + Resources from this episode:
- Visit Donna’s website and join the free masterclass at IVibrantLiving.com
- Learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Become a Premium Subscriber to Restorative Grief
- Join The Restorative Grief Project, a private online grief coaching community
- Listen to this episode of Restorative Grief with Mandy Capehart on Spotify
- Snag a copy of my book, Restorative Grief
- Connect with me on Twitter or Instagram @MandyCapehart