My Point of Heu
11/19/2019 3 Comments
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How to embrace, and support, someone during Thier time of grief
So this has been weighing on my mind lately... When a friend, acquaintance, family member or even a loved one is going through a challenging time, a time of grief or loss, or is just dealing with a lot. How about a 'how to' and a 'what not to do guide'? I am not a therapist and I didn't study psychology, but I did study Communication and have a Master's Degree in Communication as well. So here are just a few words to share in case anyone has this issue to deal with in the future, from My Point of Heu of course.
After my mom passed away last Spring, I didn't post anything on social media and I only told my close friends about it. Honestly for the first 24 hours I couldn't even talk, it was a really challenging time for an only child to a single parent to cope with that type of grief and loss.
Anyhow, i can recall all the interactions that took place in the months thereafter and how it made me feel. Even now, 6 months after my mastectomy, you might say there is a period of loss or a minor time of grief in that case as well... And you either feel supported or you don't. So here's my insight and how to best help those who are coping during a challenging time.
What To DO:
What Not To DO:
David L. Barton
11/22/2019 07:32:55 am
Very well written Olena. You continue to inspire & amaze so many people including me and my family. I knew when I met you their was something special about you. You have proven that over & over again long ago. We both enjoy writing. We both have a passion to help people. Protect the weak and help the poor. We both thrive in seeing people happy & succeeding without stepping on any toes. I have been told people like you & I are called protectors on this earth. Each day presents a different path for us in our journey in life & a new set of challenges arise. Thank you so much for this. I start each day off with a smile on my face & thanking God for my beautiful wife Cathleen and daughter Daileen for without them I would not be here today. Smile and being kind is truly the way to go in life. My family & I are truly grateful for your friendship. We love you girl. Aloha!
12/19/2020 02:37:49 pm
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