By Danee Kiernan
Life is Almost Always Good and co-author of Bouncing With Style. #13
Pain is real. Pain is personal. Pain is an equal opportunity visitor. It doesn’t discriminate.
Be sad. Be angry. Be scared.
Do it fully. Live it. Feel it. Give yourself the time to experience as many emotions as you can.
Blame for a while. Blame yourself. Blame someone else. Blame everyone else….Just for awhile.
Accept the reality that no one can or will take care of you….. except for you.
Give yourself permission to mourn. Give yourself permission to recover.
Recovery is real. Recovery is personal. It takes time.
Recovery includes being good to yourself. Really good to yourself.
Own yourself. Own your feelings, Own your reality. Own your actions. Own your life. Own your recovery.
Listen to yourself. Really listen… to your thoughts, your feelings, your fears, your body, your instincts, your heart, your words.
Be patient. Give yourself time. The time you need.
The time you need to recover. The time you need to heal.
Danee Kiernan is a writer, parent, entrepreneur and co-author of Bouncing with Style: Starting over but Not From Scratch. She connects with others based on her experiences as a full time woman, full time mom (adoptive, birth & foster), stay at home mom, working woman and business owner. She hopes that sharing her experiences openly will help others to find their bounce. Danee is a powerful advocate for women’s rights, especially every woman’s right to choose her own destiny and build the life that she desires.
Danee KIernan earned a BS degree in Elementary Education with an early childhood specialization from Iowa Wesleyan College, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Danee believes in the importance of love, family and pursuing dreams. She makes her home in Wisconsin, where she and husband Jim, are thoroughly enjoying the experience of raising their 12 children.
You can reach Danee Kiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org