Wake Up Calls with Todd & Gina Goodwin

Grief: Why is it so hard to say goodbye?

May 30, 2020

Grief is an issue that most of us have experienced at least once, often as an emotional response to the death of a loved one. Do you realize that your grieving experience largely depends upon your beliefs? Beliefs are learned and can be unlearned. This means that such suffering is culturally programmed and not required or even necessary to process your loss in a healthy way. Unfortunately, most people in our Western society are unaware of the true nature of grief and their power to overcome it, so they needlessly suffer for months, years, or decades and often develop secondary issues like fears, unhealthy habits, and even illness. As a result, reminders of their loved one may bring sadness, guilt, or anger, which actually dishonors the loved one and blocks feelings of love. Listen to Todd and Gina discuss the key beliefs and perceptions that cause grief and discover how you can shift your thinking, so you can once again feel connected to your loved one with love rather than sadness.