Grief: Learning to Breathe

Learning to BREATHE AGAIN is a normal process of grieving. Grief can be caused by so many variants. It can come from the loss of a physical being through death, both tragic or long-term illness. It can be from divorce, tragedy or abuse. It can even be from a severance of relationship due to danger or destruction.

I do not claim to have all the answers to this process of learning how to breathe again when grief invades. I do not claim to have all the knowledge afforded to those much older, wiser, and more experienced than I. However, I would like to point you to one resource I have found, and I believe it can help you on your journey with grief.

This resource, coupled with my personal faith in Jesus Christ, and intertwined with a host of leaders in my life, is helping me to learn the process of healing and enabling me to share a newfound hope with others…

Shameless Shout-out: I have begun listening more to Dr. Laura Schlessinger on XMRadio, and I just love her no-nonsense truth speaking! I appreciate how she deals with problems, people and the process of living. She gives incredible advice on grief, love, emotions, people, life, in general, and so much more!

Sometimes, when you are walking through the journey of grief, you need others to help you along the way. Sometimes, you need professionals who can give you proper perspective and appropriate approaches to this new you, this new life and this new “normal” you will encounter once grief enters your world. Sometimes, you’ll need to start listening to someone smarter than you, in order to simply learn to breathe again.

Dr. Laura is someone I would recommend to add to your resources, as you begin this journey of learning to breathe again, and as you walk this path of grief. The following pics are from her Instagram page. I encourage you to find her on any social media site, as well as, on XMRadio (Triumph 111) and start listening!

If you are a person who doesn’t just want to cope for the rest of your life, but you want to learn to breathe, to walk, to run, to even fly, listen to her and to people like her. If you are a person who appreciates self-improvements and learning how to deal with challenging situations and people, you will not be disappointed!

*Disclaimer: I am not recommending her as a spiritual advisor or counselor, as she never claims to be a pastor, teacher or even Christian instructor. She is simply a truth speaker who is not afraid of confrontation or spouts of emotional outburst and will “tell it like it is,” no matter the situation, conflict or difficult outcome that may result from the truth being told.

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6 thoughts on “Grief: Learning to Breathe

  1. I lost my deeply loved boyfriend to suicide three weeks ago. I don´t want to be on this earth without him and I´m devastated that I wasn´t there to stop him. I wish you all the best in your journey.

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    • Oh my goodness. I’m so very sorry for your loss. There are no great words of comfort to give in moments like these, but I do pray you are able to find hope again. If I can encourage you, talk to those close to you about the pain you are going through, and never be afraid, ashamed or hesitant to get help if/when it’s needed. Know also that even though, you feel responsible, there may have not been anything you could’ve done to stop him. Sometimes, our best efforts don’t change a person’s determined will. I pray you find comfort and grace in your journey. 💗

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      • Thank you so much. I try no to blame me. But it´s very difficult. He struggled and during this last crisis three weeks ago, I helped him to go to the doctor by phone. I couldn´t go with him because he lives in another country. So I was at the phone 2000 km away asking him to see his family doctor at once. And he did, and after the visit he called me and he said he got an appointment for a phychologist two days later. Then he said I should not worry, but I worried. And the day before the appointment he shot himself. And I blame myself, for not acting fast enough calling his policestation to inform them about his depression. He was a police since 20 years, and they have their weapons at home. It´s very difficult to breath and exist. He was and is the love of my life. I have two boys, so I have to find a way forward, even if it´s incredibly hard right now. Thank you for your kind words. They meant a lot.

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      • Wow, what an incredible story. I pray you find the comfort and grace you will need in coming days and years, and you are able to help your boys through this painful journey as well. You sound like you are a woman of the kind of fortitude, awareness and compassion to move forward while cherishing the beautiful memories you shared and raise your boys with the honor and strength they will need to succeed. I pray blessings and grace for you. 💗

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