Today we dig right into grief. I don’t know how else to say it… losing someone blows.
Recently, Jes's dog passed away, and she talks about how she has to really process her feelings sober, which she's never done before. She’s never lost anyone close to her, so she has to go through all the raw emotions with no alcohol, no liquid courage.
She posted to Instagram live, and took us through her feelings when Dharma died. I think it was really brave of her to reach out and share with the squad what she was feeling. We discuss that a lot of time social media can be really pretty, but it's also really important to highlight what's really going on.
Jes talks about the next day, after her post, and how she felt so much better because she'd given herself that time to grieve and process.
I've lost a lot of people in my life, and for the longest time didn't want to process my feelings. I discuss losing my mom and how it's something that I'm still working on processing.
After going to more than a couple funerals before, during, and after sobriety, I grieve completely different now. I’ve learned to create some space to really feel all that pain. Just like Jes took that time with Dharma to sit in the pain, she came out the other side better and in turn, her sobriety is stronger.
I think the major take away is to sit in the painful part of grief and really take the time to process it otherwise it will continue to show up in your life. We have to feel our feels guys.
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