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For the Shattered Heart | Meditate on This

Ep. 29

A few days ago, I met a young lady at the park. She had experienced the loss of her mother, and the words she used to describe how she felt inspired this episode. She shared her anguish, and among other things, she said she felt her heart shattered. These two words, shattered heart, are a combination none of us should have to use to describe how we feel, and still, sometimes, it is the truth. 


In this episode, we talk about the challenging task of picking up the tiny parts of a shattered heart. We explore some valuable techniques we can use to navigate this kind of excruciating pain, accelerate the recovery of losing a loved one, and use that momentum to grow. I also talk about the two things I shared with this young lady to help her deal with heart grief, and at the end, I offer a simple yet powerful meditation session. 


Tune in and listen to episode 29 of Growing Through Grief and learn about what can be done when we feel our heart is shattered into tiny pieces. 


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The lady with the shattered heart. Her pain and the wounds she was dealing with (2:24)
  • What feelings come to mind when we hear those two words combined: shattered heart (5:53)
  • The power of creating space (6:15)
  • How being curious can help us go through pain (7:46)
  • What are our options when we don't have anyone around to ask for help (10:59)
  • A quick, short and sweet, and powerful meditation session (14:09)


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