May 7, 2019
Our guest this week opens up
about a complicated, painful, but extremely important topic —
grief. Carmen Victoor helps others deal with their grief from the
professional standpoint of a trained counselor. However, she also
had an intensely personal experience that shaped her perspective on
loss and healing. She steps in the Inner Circle to discuss that
it’s okay to be lost in the unknown when grieving, why there isn’t
a perfect timeline and a one size fits all approach to grief, and
how we can support a grieving person.
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
- Carmen’s own personal story about unbelievable
loss, and the grief she experienced both physically and
she is honoring the gifts her daughter left behind by taking it one
day at a time and just enjoying the present moment with wonder and
- Everyone’s grief is serious to them, and we
should not try to compare the experience of our others to our
of the biggest misconceptions of an individual who is grieving is
that they are alone, and it will last forever. It is crucial
to understand we are never alone.
okay to be stuck. And even more okay to be stuck for longer than
you think it should take.
parts of us are affected by grief at points in our life, and it
often manifests itself mentally or physically in ways that can feel
difference between grief and bereavement.
we withdraw and disconnect through times of immense grief and
we need a good support system around us — even just one person that
can listen can make a huge difference.
to offer people who just experienced loss, and how to show love and
support in a healthy way.
it’s important to be gentle to ourselves and others and realize the
biggest gift you can give to someone is to hold their presence and
taught us how to live, and how to enjoy life.”
learn from those who have walked the journey before
need someone to walk this journey with.”
- “Grief is not pretty.”
- “Grief is so frightening. It robs us of our
long as your tears aren’t frightening you, it’s a good
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