Just read this article about how barbershops are measuring people's blood pressure and pointing them in the right direction if they measure high. Way to meet people where they're at! I read an article a couple years ago about how a barber took classes because he was also a therapist. People would talk to him while he cut their hair, and he wanted to make sure he gave them the right advice.Read More
“I am more vulnerable than I thought, but much stronger than I ever imagined.” Sheryl Sandberg
Grief is tough. It's something that everyone goes through but no one truly understands. I facilitate grief groups and people always remark about how hard that must be. It's not hard for me; it's hard for them. My job is to provide a safe space; that's easy. The hard part is articulating how you feel. Trying to connect with other grievers even though sometimes you feel like you're speaking a different language. It's a great support group, but it's a group no one ever wants to be a part of.
One of the hardest parts about grief is the fact that life goes on. Dishes to be done. Jobs resume. I think that's why I love this book. It's realistic.
I grew up in a cluttered house. I owned a lot of stuff. My parents owned a lot of stuff. My maternal grandfather knew his way around the garage sale circuit. It wasn't until I moved to Nebraska and moved 14 times in five years that I realized how quickly I accumulated stuff! Amazing! It wasn't until I read "Clutter is unmade decisions" that it really struck me. I didn't need all the piles and momentos. I had myself and that was enough.