Grief is a topic people rarely want to talk about because it creates sadness, tears, awkward moments, and silence because no one knows what to say. When I was 35, I lost my husband to colon cancer and found myself a widow, a single mom to three young kids, and immersed in a life I had never planned for. I was overcome with grief. I struggled with waking up each day and being productive. I struggled with the loneliness, with the way my life had so horrifically changed. I struggled with the way people treated me and the lack of energy that comes from grief and I struggled with moving forward in my life. And yet, even though I longed to just stay in bed and NOT deal with it because it was so painful, I knew that wasn't healthy and it wasn’t a good example for my kids. So I began to do the work of truly going through the grief process and helping my kids do the same. Although there were extremely difficult days in this process, nothing was harder than the reality of losing my husband, but the benefits were life changing. Grief is universal, but how each person processes through grief is different. My passion is to help people live their best life and that means dealing with difficult issues.
Most people understand grief from losing someone we love, but you can also suffer grief from losing a job, divorce, moving, losing friends, issues with children, and dreams that go unmet. Grief can leave us paralyzed and stuck in a world of deep sadness and pain. God wants more for our lives than that, but sometimes we need help to see that and experience it. I am a real life example of what can happen when you are willing to do the work, to sit in the pain, to learn how to deal with it, begin to move through it and start living life again. Working through grief means we don’t forget the one we loved or we no longer experience heartache, because it will always be a part of who we are, it just means that we become free from being defined by it or imprisoned by it. Sometimes we need someone to walk through this time in life with us, to teach us and help equip us with how to live in our new normal, and to help us accept the curveballs that life throws us. That’s what my grief and loss coaching is all about. Are you struggling with grief or loss of some kind? I know it’s not easy, but it’s time to reach out for support and begin to live your life again!
When I was 35, I lost my husband to colon cancer and found myself a widow, a single mom to three young kids, and immersed in a life I had never planned for. I was overcome with grief. I struggled with waking up each day and being productive. I struggled with the loneliness, with the way my life had so horrifically changed.
With the right workout program, a proven nutrition plan, hard work, support, encouragement, and accountability, anything is possible.
I have had the privilege of equipping my clients with the new skills they need to help them begin living their life with purpose and joy.
I speak to groups of all ages. My heart is to bring hope and encouragement to women, especially moms in the midst of all life throws at us.
KENDRA ZIERAU IS A CERTIFIED COACH
Certified Health Coach | Certified Grief & Life Coach | Event & Retreat Speaker