Recently I was able to update my resume! Oh, not my professional work resume or my Facebook timeline, but my Life Experience Resume! You know, the one that goes all the way from my childhood right up to today, as a young, Senior Adult. My life experiences have always included three things:
Grief by definition is a normal and natural reaction to loss. So columns of love, loss and grief describe my on-going life experiences and makeup what I call my Life Resume.
Most employers like to see resumes that show very simply: What have you done with what you have learned, and what skills do you now have to make our company successful? So when I realized that my personal Life Resume was out of balance for success, accumulating more and more loss and grief, I knew I had to make some decisions and take some personal action toward grief recovery.
There's a Quote I like by English author, John Keats that says, "Nothing ever becomes real, until it is experienced!" Well, several years ago I experienced a huge loss and an extensive grieving process was added to my Life Resume. One week before our 40th wedding anniversary, my husband chose to leave our marriage and family for another woman. Divorce then became my experience and my reality. Thankfully, with the help of good friends, good family and good counselors, I was steered toward a Grief Recovery group that has been not only life-changing, but in many ways a lifesaver for me.
The Impact of the Grief Recovery process on my life has been two-fold:
Number One: I was able to add the word recovery to my Life Resume; it now says "Linda has experienced Love, Loss, Grief and Recovery!"
Number Two: My passion for people along with my desire to help others through their grieving process, shifted my career choice to become a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
The Grief & Wellness Group, Inc., is a brand new team in Arizona, and our desire is to come alongside other businesses, schools, organizations, churches, agencies as well as individuals to offer Grief Recovery to everyone in need. This including your employees, your co-workers, your friends, your family members and You!
I'm often asked "When should someone start their Grief Recovery process? Well, my first answer (delivered with a smile) is, "Probably yesterday ~ but let's get started Today!"
Grief Recovery Specialist
Linda brings her passion for people, as well as a desire to see lives changed to The Grief and Wellness Group. After 30 years in business, including marketing and radio, Linda's personal Grief Recovery journey led her to take a career shift, in order to help people take necessary action to recover from their loss. Whether you choose an Outreach Group or One-On-One sessions, Linda says, "Don't delay; I want to meet you personally. Let's get started!"