I was working on this post for my Babble column on Friday morning—before the Connecticut shooting had taken place. As I was writing this, I was reflecting on how heartache can often feel awakened during the holiday season – even if that heartache or loss happened years ago. Then the Connecticut tragedy broke on the news, and I’m sure that many would agree, we feel a heightened awareness to not only our pain but for the victims we may never meet. How do we respond? What do we say to someone who is hurting? Is there anything to say? If there are no words, are there actions that will help? This is the heart of today’s seven whispers–seven healing exercises for the heart.
I have often joked with my counselor, a man that my husband and I have gone to for over sixteen years, that “This Christmas, we will have our act together and not need to call him.” One time he replied with a gentle smile, saying, “Me Ra…
*read the rest at Babble today by clicking here, may these 7 whispers bring your heart validation and comfort.