Many of us have dealt with death in our lives or are dealing with it as we speak, especially as we get older we face the reality of our loved ones getting older and not having much time left with us. I thought this topic was important to talk about especially with the year that we have had of losing so many due to COVID, violence, and the natural disasters of the world. I invited my dear friend Samantha Denning, who has her own practice as a coach, mediator and facilitator, to share her own and very personal experience of losing her mother at a young age due to cancer, losing both grandparents, but most recently her grandfather. How do we cope, how do we grieve, how do we heal or even allow ourselves to heal in a healthy way with so much going on?
Some favorite messages of mine during this episode:
“Anchoring in those special moments…”
“Give yourself permission to disconnect.”
“Honoring for yourself what is true in each moment.”
“Accepting that they are gone.”
“Managing and honoring your capacity.”
“Move away from putting boundaries on your feelings.”
“Stop Shoulding Yourself!”
If you have lost a loved one, are grieving or just having a tough time and just need some help and guidance, or maybe have questions, Samantha and I are available via the Madison / Savile Insider FaceBook Group or send us a message on Madison / Savile IG, Facebook or website. Links are below.
Samantha Denning's Bio:
Samantha believes that the quality of our interactions and relationships dictates the quality of our lives, and this is the foundation of her passion and life's work: helping people improve the quality of their lives and building more productive and connected relationships. As a professional coach, mediator, and facilitator, Samantha provides customized support and solutions to a wide range of diverse and influential individuals and families, to successfully navigate complex challenges and circumstances (both personal & professional), while increasing their capacity to lead with greater impact and influence.
“You can count on me to support you and always bring a positive attitude and a fresh perspective to any situation. My dynamic blend of experiences, expertise, and credentials allows me to leverage a variety of techniques to confidently navigate and facilitate any situation. I believe everything is workable and with the right people by your side, you can adapt quickly, thrive in changing environments, and accelerate your capacity to lead with greater impact and influence."
Giving back and creating impact are hallmarks for her life and as such, she has established global philanthropic initiatives with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics, and the Peace Corps. Samantha encourages people to: “Be Kind and Stay Curious.”
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