Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy - Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant

“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. 

What I tell people who are grieving

I'm just entering the world of grief and bereavement counseling, but the biggest thing I've learned is nothing you say is going to be ultimately helpful. You can't feel what someone else is feeling. Even if you've lost the same person, grief is tricky because it means something else to each one of us. The best thing to do is just listen. 

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