Grief and Loss Recovery With Gina

Grief and Loss Recovery With Gina

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Gina yesss
Gina yesss 💯
Thank you I love you Gina
I love all of your posts. You are in a desperate field and doing mighty work. I appreciate your calling and that you’re on the path you are-
This is something I’ve been looking for . Heaven sent you to me . Feeling very grateful
Hey friend, I'll be at fuller tomorrow hope I get to see you!!
This is so true. Acknowledging the loss is so meaningful!
This is so true. People need to talk about their loved ones. Let them. Listen.
This where I am honored to practice. Find out what we are all about! We have so many ways to journey with you toward being your best you!!
This grief recovery method was invaluable to me in beginning to process a time of loss upon loss. I was afraid that no one would understand my situation, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I am very grateful for the group experience and the chance to begin healing. Gina was an exceptional facilitator and I don't believe our group could have processed such difficult life challenges without her guidance and knowledge.

If you are dealing with grief and loss, feeling stuck or broken, let's work together. My focus is on Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, Life transitions coach.

Conference and retreat speaker. Pastor. Lover of the broken. Teacher. Hope ju**ie. Raucous laugher!

Operating as usual

09/05/2021

This is beautiful and important.

✨Expected Death ~ When someone dies, the first thing to do is nothing. Don't run out and call the nurse. Don't pick up the phone. Take a deep breath and be present to the magnitude of the moment.

There's a grace to being at the bedside of someone you love as they make their transition out of this world. At the moment they take their last breath, there's an incredible sacredness in the space. The veil between the worlds opens.

We're so unprepared and untrained in how to deal with death that sometimes a kind of panic response kicks in. "They're dead!"

We knew they were going to die, so their being dead is not a surprise. It's not a problem to be solved. It's very sad, but it's not cause to panic.

If anything, their death is cause to take a deep breath, to stop, and be really present to what's happening. If you're at home, maybe put on the kettle and make a cup of tea.

Sit at the bedside and just be present to the experience in the room. What's happening for you? What might be happening for them? What other presences are here that might be supporting them on their way? Tune into all the beauty and magic.

Pausing gives your soul a chance to adjust, because no matter how prepared we are, a death is still a shock. If we kick right into "do" mode, and call 911, or call the hospice, we never get a chance to absorb the enormity of the event.

Give yourself five minutes or 10 minutes, or 15 minutes just to be. You'll never get that time back again if you don't take it now.

After that, do the smallest thing you can. Call the one person who needs to be called. Engage whatever systems need to be engaged, but engage them at the very most minimal level. Move really, really, really, slowly, because this is a period where it's easy for body and soul to get separated.

Our bodies can gallop forwards, but sometimes our souls haven't caught up. If you have an opportunity to be quiet and be present, take it. Accept and acclimatize and adjust to what's happening. Then, as the train starts rolling, and all the things that happen after a death kick in, you'll be better prepared.

You won't get a chance to catch your breath later on. You need to do it now.

Being present in the moments after death is an incredible gift to yourself, it's a gift to the people you're with, and it's a gift to the person who's just died. They're just a hair's breadth away. They're just starting their new journey in the world without a body. If you keep a calm space around their body, and in the room, they're launched in a more beautiful way. It's a service to both sides of the veil.

Credit for the beautiful words ~ Sarah Kerr, Ritual Healing Practitioner and Death Doula , Death doula
Her original video link is here ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7mG0ZAym0w

Beautiful art by Columbus Community Deathcare

#alwayswithlove #dying #death

09/01/2021

Please take this to heart. I know a lot of people who stay in abusive relationships because they aren't be physically abused.

[08/28/21]   Every word of this!

08/10/2021

Repeat after me.

Be brave enough not to be for everyone. You can be amazing, and some people will not like you.

There will be people who dislike you no matter how much you try to win them over or prove yourself. Instead of getting people to like you, move towards people who like you as you are; it's much easier.

#nedranuggets

Police shootings continue daily, despite a pandemic, protests and pushes for reform 07/30/2021

Police shootings continue daily, despite a pandemic, protests and pushes for reform

Just because you may not read about it doesn't mean that it is not happening.

Police shootings continue daily, despite a pandemic, protests and pushes for reform Despite reforms, on-duty police officers have fatally shot more than 6,000 people since The Washington Post began tracking such shootings in 2015. The circumstances range from what experts deem unavoidable to what prosecutors consider criminal and observers and experts contend many could have been a...

Timeline Photos 07/28/2021

Yes! Several things can be true at the same time. Don't cause yourself more stress by deciding things must be "or" instead of "and."

❤❤

07/11/2021
07/08/2021

Absolutely! I know some of your stories and this is so true!

Truth

06/09/2021

She is one of my favs. Self compassion is so important!

#SelfCompassion Affirmation to remember to practice in any moment of difficulty, discomfort, or unease.

🐻 May I be strong
🦋 May I be kind to myself
✨ May I believe in myself
🌞 May I give myself the compassion that I need
🙏🏽 May I be patient
🌈 May I learn to accept myself as I am
🌳May I trust my goodness

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If you attempted to speak up about abuse and got the response “You better be careful because at the end of the day family is all you’ve got.” You are a cycle breaker. ⁣

If you stopped hating yourself and began believing that you deserved better than what you were getting, you are a cycle breaker.⁣

If you confronted your abuser and heard any version of “You made me do it” and still affirmed yourself, you are a cycle breaker. ⁣

If you are looking for a way out and not sure how to get there, you are a cycle breaker. ⁣

I’m grateful for this community and the way we’ve come together, but also saddened by how many of us resonate with being abused and living with that trauma inside of us, truly not knowing it wasn’t our fault. Today, I want you to honor your body and mind with the deepest forms of compassion and affirmation that they got you here today. They survived what was never meant to be and they’re making life happen in and around you the best way they know how. ⁣

Honor yourself and the ways you’ve spoken up. This gives the younger you room to breath and no longer feel trapped in their abusers narrative. ⁣

Let’s keep telling our stories knowing/trusting somewhere someone is reading them and for the first time finding they’re not alone. ⁣

Where are the cycle breakers? 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

05/13/2021

Yep!

Exactly right!

05/13/2021

Truth!

I needed this visual

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This can be a trauma response, indeed. Pay attention to your tendency to do this.

Louder for the people at the back!

05/11/2021

Miraculous Configuration: Story of the Day

If you look at everything
as being carved from
the singing essence of
a billion blazing suns,
just another day
at the office
starts to feel
a lot less mundane.

This story by Gabriel Andreas, with art by Matthew Andreas, is available as a print here: https://bit.ly/3u9TQ3q

05/09/2021

For all of us this morning.

Mother’s Day may not be a happy day for many, so if you are someone who has a complicated history with your mother I hope today you find the love and peace you need and deserve ❤️

Image by one of my favorite accounts @curly_therapist

Timeline Photos 04/29/2021

Choose wisely today and every day. You have the power.

Reminding you of the choices you can make... join us at Positive Outlooks and Dodinsky's Garden of Thoughts community.

04/25/2021

You are not crazy...

Gaslighting is when someone tries to make you question your own reality, feelings, and sanity. If you have noticed someone use these phrases around you and it’s messing with your mental health:
1. Address the issue with the person (they may not be aware)
2. If they continue then it may be time to put up boundaries and create some distance
3. Talk to a mental health professional for specifics on how to handle your situation
4. Always remember: your feelings are valid even if I’m a moment they may have been explosive. No one has the right to make you feel crazy or question yourself

If you have noticed yourself using these phrases with others: why? What problem
In your own life is causing you to use these phrases? How can you be more empathetic and kind? If you are a parent be very careful of using these phrases with your children as it can cause them to doubt themselves and feelings as they grow up. We may not understand but that does not mean we cannot be empathetic and loving. What may seem small to you may be the biggest and scariest thing to them.

04/23/2021

You do you!

Who needed this today? ❤️BeginWithYes.com

03/31/2021

This is your brain...

Brain science is COOL 😎

(Image by @journey_to_wellness_)

03/29/2021
03/23/2021

I woke up to this today. She snuggled herself in sometime last night. #dogs #dogsofinsta #furbaby #maiziepollard

I woke up to this today. She snuggled herself in sometime last night. #dogs #dogsofinsta #furbaby #maiziepollard

Haaland confirmed by Senate as first Native American to lead Interior 03/15/2021

Haaland confirmed by Senate as first Native American to lead Interior

Yes!!!

Haaland confirmed by Senate as first Native American to lead Interior Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) looks on during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on her nomination to be Interior Secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 23. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via Reuters) By Darryl FearsDarryl FearsReporter focusing on environmental justice issues, t...

The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino - But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness 03/15/2021

The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino - But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

I use this theory to help those who deal with chronic illness/invisible illness understand that energy resources have to be managed.

The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino - But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness Please take the time to read Christine Miserandino’s personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability. Click HERE to download “The Spoon Theory” in PDF format. The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino www.butyoudontlooksick.com My best friend and I were in the...

03/10/2021

This post is from a few years ago on IG. It keeps coming to mind lately as I learn to find beauty in imperfection. My word for this year is OPEN.

I came across these pictures from last year’s photoshoot by my girl, and official photographer, @stephaniemoors. Somehow, I missed these pictures when she sent them to me. I must have dismissed them because my hair is not perfect or I didn’t like my facial expression. When I came across them the other day, I grinned from ear to ear. Despite the imperfections these pictures reminded me that I like the woman in the pictures!

It reminded me of another photoshoot several years back. It was a time of coming into me after a ton of healing work and a long trail of tears. A friend took beautiful pictures of me. I didn’t have my glasses on; I was trying something new and I wanted to feel pretty.

The people that were my “inner circle” at that time hated the pictures (I still love those pictures!) and let me know in terms that were not kind or affirming. They asked me what I was trying to prove with the “fancy poses” and not wearing my glasses. They said I didn’t look like me. The friendship died in a most hurtful and mean-spirited way. It was one of the best things that happened for me.

Not everyone who calls you friend is really for you. Not everyone can stay with the whole length of our journey because their own visions are too small to match your own. You must press on despite the naysayers and hold to new dreams and visions. You must lose the things that hold you back, that keep you tied to things that are no longer you. You do you, flaws and all. You will learn to thrive, like I did!

This post is from a few years ago on IG. It keeps coming to mind lately as I learn to find beauty in imperfection. My word for this year is OPEN.

I came across these pictures from last year’s photoshoot by my girl, and official photographer, @stephaniemoors. Somehow, I missed these pictures when she sent them to me. I must have dismissed them because my hair is not perfect or I didn’t like my facial expression. When I came across them the other day, I grinned from ear to ear. Despite the imperfections these pictures reminded me that I like the woman in the pictures!

It reminded me of another photoshoot several years back. It was a time of coming into me after a ton of healing work and a long trail of tears. A friend took beautiful pictures of me. I didn’t have my glasses on; I was trying something new and I wanted to feel pretty.

The people that were my “inner circle” at that time hated the pictures (I still love those pictures!) and let me know in terms that were not kind or affirming. They asked me what I was trying to prove with the “fancy poses” and not wearing my glasses. They said I didn’t look like me. The friendship died in a most hurtful and mean-spirited way. It was one of the best things that happened for me.

Not everyone who calls you friend is really for you. Not everyone can stay with the whole length of our journey because their own visions are too small to match your own. You must press on despite the naysayers and hold to new dreams and visions. You must lose the things that hold you back, that keep you tied to things that are no longer you. You do you, flaws and all. You will learn to thrive, like I did!

03/03/2021

You already shine, anyway!

[02/27/21]   “What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” - William Shakespeare

02/24/2021

Do what others say you can't do!

NASA has a poster hanging with bees that reads:
"Aerodynamically a bee's body is not made to fly; the good thing is that the bee doesn't know ".
The law of physics says that a bee cannot fly, the aerodynamic principle says that the breadth of its wings is too small to keep its huge body in flight, but a bee doesn’t know, it doesn’t know anything about physics or its logic and flies anyway.
This is what we can all do, fly and prevail in every moment in the face of any difficulty and in any circumstance despite what they say.
Let us be bees, no matter the size of our wings, we take flight and enjoy the pollen of life."

02/14/2021

Happy Valentine's Day from Maizie and me! #dogsofinstaworld #dogsofinstagram #griefandlossrecoverywithgina #spiritualcoach #valentines #valentinesdays

Happy Valentine's Day from Maizie and me! #dogsofinstaworld #dogsofinstagram #griefandlossrecoverywithgina #spiritualcoach #valentines #valentinesdays

02/13/2021

Don't disappear. We need to see you and marvel at everything you are!

“Women who are best at the disappearing act earn the highest praise: She is so selfless. Can you imagine? The epitome of womanhood is to lose one’s self completely. That is the end goal of every patriarchal culture. Because a very effective way to control women is to convince women to control themselves.”
-Untamed

#GetUntamed

[02/13/21]   You’re Not Crazy, You’re Grieving

Never forget that your journey through the wilderness of your grief may bring you through all kinds of strange and unfamiliar terrain. ... your experiences may seem so alien that you feel more like you’re on the moon! When it seems like you’re going crazy, remind yourself to look for the trail marker that assures you you’re not going crazy. You’re grieving. The two can feel remarkably similar sometimes.

Wolfelt, Alan . Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart (p. 86). Companion Press. Kindle Edition.

02/10/2021

Repeat after me:

01/29/2021

Recognize your greatness!

01/18/2021

I love this. My word for the year is "Open."

I will keep my heart and mind open to all sorts of possibilities.

I will hold things loosely. Keeping my hands open to let go of the things that no longer serve me. Keeping my hands open to receive the things coming to me that are meant for me and my highest good.

I am keeping my eyes open for opportunities to help those around me and to really see them as humans worthy of love and grace.

What is your word for this year?

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To all of you, especially if this is a hard one. You are loved, you are important, you matter! Find moments of peace and joy today and every day.

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12/24/2020

The key is to begin again.

“If you have to let go and begin again thousands of times, that’s fine. That’s the practice.” - Sharon Salzberg 🌿

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