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June 15, 2021 36 min

We often find our purpose through our pain. Or are lead to our purpose through our pain. Either way, there's often a strong, deep desire to find meaning through the terrible life experiences we've gone through.

I'm no exception to that, and many of my guests aren't either. Darren created AfterCloud, a "life-tech" app for capturing life's most precious moments and memories to make it both easy to do so, and in the process, create a legacy. It's also used in music therapy and has a lot of potential for many different types of scenarios. I could even see it being used by someone who wishes to document their rehabilitation process and journey after a tragic accident. They can then share their thoughts, feelings, etc., with whomever they choose.

My other guest, Arielle, has found her work in Hospice care to be enriched and deepened by her life experience with grief and loss.

Both guests, including myself, have found a way to turn the page on our grief. When we stop putting one foot in front of the other, that's when we get stuck on the page. We find ourselves ruminating in the story of what happened when we avoid digging into how it made us feel at the time. Furthermore, not delivering the communications to those who have hurt us, only further roots our grief more deeply into our hearts.

The beautiful thing about grief recovery is that it enables grievers to turn the page, address all of those emotions, and deliver those communications without ever speaking to the other person. And, if the person has died, it's still possible! And, to me, that's the amazing gift of grief recovery - it's a means, framework, and evidence-based program for turning the page.

RESOURCES:

  • Ep. 49 | Darren Evans (MyAfterCloud.com/AfterCloud app)
  • Ep. 50 | Arielle Arbushites 
  • FDA Approved Alzheimer's Drug Info
  • From The Unleashed Heart Blog | Grief is Grief
  • From The Unleashed Heart Blog | Grief & Unhelpful Labels
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