Help for Hard Times
November 25, 2015
by Kim Childs, CPPC
This month, I’m personally processing another loss as I witness the suffering of so many around the world. I’m learning more about the demands and stages of grief, the words and gestures that are most helpful to those who are grieving, and ways to cultivate gratitude and other positive emotions when times are hard. I plan to share lessons from this particularly challenging loss later on. Meanwhile, I’m offering resources that have helped me in the following posts and articles. I also recommend honoring difficult feelings in writing or with a good friend, therapist, coach, spiritual adviser or clergy member. Whether you or someone you care about needs comfort and support as we head into the holidays, it’s my hope that we practice extra kindness with each other and find reasons to give thanks amid challenges. Gratitude, appreciation and compassion are uplifting emotions and heart-expanders when hardships would otherwise make us want to close down.
Kim Childs, CPPC, is a Certified Life and Career Coach specializing in Positive Psychology, Creativity, and Midlife Transitions. Click here to learn more and schedule an initial consultation.