Maria Tomas-Keegan, Life Coach (MIND)
We can have peace of mind through transitions in life if our finances/estate planning are in place. It can be one area that we can take control of when other areas are out of our control. We often deal with several transitions over our lifetime but it is good to be aware that those transitions can be cumulative. If we don’t deal with who we are after each transition, that cumulative effect can be overwhelming and very unhealthy.
To help us get through our transitions in life not only easier but healthier, we should create a trusted advisor board, a band of angels, or a tribe of friends (whatever term speaks to you). They know us and can think clearly when we can’t and help us through the unexpected times when life happens. We need more than one person on our “board” since no one is strong in all areas.
Grief is normal, even if you are a strong person, and it can be experienced even in anticipation of a loss (like in a caregiver situation). It ebbs and flows over different timeframes for different people ranging from a gentle wave to a tsunami, and that is normal too. Only you know when you are ready to move through the various phases of grief since there is no one-size-fits all process. Know that you are normal and you will evolve through it.