“Good grief! I don’t need a grief coach!” you might be thinking. “Why would I hire someone to help me feel sad? That sounds terrible!”
I get it. I am a fun-loving (enneagram seven) girl with a serious case of FOMO. My natural bent is to plan parties and avoid pain.
I am also a hospice chaplain. I help people die for a living. I help people grieve. And I LOVE my work.
Because while grief is rarely fun, grief can be good. I am deeply committed to helping people experience the good side of grief.
Sarah Miller, The Good Grief Coach
The Good Side of Grief
I know firsthand how difficult grief is, but also how important it is to grieve well. When my mom died at the age of 52, I was only 29, and it was a heart-wrenching experience for me. And yet, I also have healing memories of friends and family gathering around the Yamaha grand piano she loved so much, singing her from this life to the next, like midwives of the afterlife. When my stepdad died three years ago, he wanted to go out with a party, and so we gathered around him, sharing memories and music.
In all my years of walking alongside those who mourn, I have learned this: grief needs companionship. We aren’t meant to journey this terrain alone. Everyone’s path with grief is unique, and my specialty is learning the songs you need sung over your sorrow (so to speak). I will help usher you through to the good side of grief. You don’t have to find your way alone. I will be right there.
I work with all forms of grief, including, but not limited to:
- Anticipatory Grief (the feeling of grief before an impending loss)
- Job Loss