I was recently interviewed by Wendy Wiese from Relevant Radio’s afternoon show, “On Call with Wendy Wiese.”  It was a delight to share – for the first time publicly – about my new book, From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph, which is finally available for pre-order and is scheduled to be released for publication on May 16.

Wendy and I chatted about my book, especially the common misconceptions regarding the word grief.  We opened the discussion as I explained why grief is more fluid than most of us believe or understand, because many of us have been exposed to the chronological stages of grief that were first introduced by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in the 1960s.

When I say grief is fluid, I mean that it is multi-layered and multi-faceted.  It’s not chronological or even logical.  Grief can come and go, and there can be many emotions or thoughts that one is experiencing all at the same time – perhaps anger mingled with acceptance, or joy mingling with a deep sorrow.  We can go back and forth between anger and acceptance, but when we acknowledge that grief is fluid, we are more capable of being kind to ourselves as we may “progress” or “regress” in healing.

Healing isn’t going to happen neatly, because grief itself is messy.  When we embrace the mess, we are more likely to find moments and snippets of grace that touch our lives every day.

To listen to the full interview, please click below:

Text Copyright 2016 Jeannie Ewing, all rights reserved.