Welcome back to Restorative Grief with Mandy Capehart. You are listening to Episode 26, titled Preparing for Grief with Rhys Keller. I think we know that preparing for grief isn’t really a thing. You can read all the resources, practice all the healing techniques, and still be blindsided by a grief event. As a professional grief coach I experience grief just as viscerally and intensely as ever, and no: The work I do doesn’t lighten my load right away. However, it does equip me with the support I need when I’m ready to move through my feelings, emotions, and behaviors that are impacted by grief. Which if you’re confused, is all of the feelings, emotions, and behaviors. All of them. So today’s guest is my friend Rhys – he shares some of his own insight and story about anticipatory grief and what it looks like to move through loss with intention. I hope you hear something encouraging today, because encouraging is Rhys’ entire “brand”, if you will, and what he wants to champion in you is pursuing the life you want, even when grief joins the storyline. Let’s dig in!
Thank you for listening to episode 26 of Restorative Grief. Rhys affirmed how our lives flip upside down when we grieve. We know it’s unavoidable, but with a little awareness we just might find the way to bring some alignment into ourselves on all sides of the loss – including the way we live before we realize we’re grieving. If you’re new to Restorative Grief, I want to welcome you. I am fully aware that this ongoing conversation about loss and life is complicated, nuanced, and not a one-size-fits-all kind of situation – and that’s kind of our specialty. We want to help you engage your own grief story in a way that makes sense to you, even if it’s nonsense to everyone else. So today, take a moment to subscribe to the show, leave a review, and maybe share this episode with someone else who knows grief is coming to their life. It could just be the thing that helps them move through their loss with a little bit of hope.
And one last thing – please remember, the only solution for grief is to do the work of grieving. Thanks for listening. I’ll see you soon!
Links + Resources from this episode:
- Connect with Rhys on Twitter
- Meet Your Life Yoda, Rhys Keller
- 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