Sometimes you need to grant yourself permission to feel again, to process, and to invest in yourself.
At least, that was the case for me. When loss happened in our family, we just had to hold on, cope, survive. I didn't grant myself permission to freely grieve until almost a decade later. I've learned the hard way that if I don't give myself time and space to grieve now, it will eventually show up anyways (albeit uninvited) - in the form of stress, anxiety, depression, and physical health problems.
It's not a fun thing that I'm championing here. Yay! Come grieve with me!? Yeah, right.
I know it's not fun. I'm risking a lot in order to reach and invite you into this online community. We're recently broken people, finding our way together, using art as our means to victory.
But I can't convince you to grant yourself this time and space that you so desperately need; that's your job. Up to the challenge?
It's time to sign your own permission slip!
Download, print, and sign your own grief permission slip.
You'll get a cute template you can simply sign and date. And, if you're feeling creative (or emotional), there's a worksheet with tips and tricks for writing your own permission-granting letter to self.
OK, so here's where the rubber meets the road. Now that you've granted yourself permission, HOW will carry it out? That's where I'd be honored to help!
I want to equip you with the tools you need to continue on this journey. Master Your Grief is an online course that teaches you how to use art as a tool in your own grief recovery. It's an excellent, proven tool to help you meet your goals & finally feel better. Both the course community and the online Facebook group will help you not feel so alone. Get a 14 day risk-free trial here.