Welcome back to Restorative Grief with Mandy Capehart. You are listening to episode 23, titled Fear, Vulnerability, & Inviting Peace with Elisabeth Bojang. This episode is a beautiful conversation with my friend and fellow griever Elisabeth. She is a licensed nurse and spiritual coach in Oklahoma, currently exploring what it means to a life by her own standard – a truly authentic path set before her, even when it means taking a big ol’ pivot. Her original life plans included graduating from a Christian nursing school into the ICU at 21 years old, and right away her understanding of the narrative “Life at All Costs” shifted after what she witnessed and experienced. There’s also a fantastic conversation about Hope Theory at the end, which you NEED to hear. Before we begin, I do want to offer a content warning, as we discuss how resuscitation efforts can have devastating results. Please listen with discretion.
Thank you for listening to episode 23 of Restorative Grief. Elisabeth’s compassion for others is evident. Desiring a quality of life that is meaningful, intentional, and full of wellness is the result of recognizing that grief sometimes means reckoning with what you’d rather ignore. We know that denial is a safety net, and when we’re shocked by grief, that denial keeps us safe. It is tenderhearted humans like Elisabeth who are positioned to create that safe place to fall apart, and I’m so grateful she’s moving into a more engaged arena as a coach to provide that place to more people soon.
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or scared of a transition in your life, take advantage of this podcast and my guests. You can leave me a message through our podcast page on Anchor, or simply reach out to me or a guest on social media. I try to ensure all the guests are active and available, because this show will never be about simply promoting a story – it’s about building a life of intentional alignment with ourselves and our community.
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Remember: The only solution to grief is to do the work of grieving. Thanks for listening. Let’s talk again soon.
Links + Resources from this episode:
- Connect with Elisabeth on Twitter or Instagram
- The Hope Research Center at University of Oklahoma – Tulsa
- 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