Working through Grief and Living Your New Normal After Loss – Kendra Zierau – 022
Everyone will deal with loss. Whether the loss is losing a loved one, a marriage, your personal health, or whatever, we will deal with loss and grieving. The guest this episode will talk about loss and grief. When Kendra Zierau was 35 she lost her husband to colon cancer and found herself a widow, a single mom to three young kids, and immersed in a life she never planned to live. Kendra was overcome with grief, struggled with waking up each day, and struggled with the loneliness. Her life was horrifically changed.
Fast forward, Kendra Zierau is now a well respected grief coach and helps others deal with loss and working through the grieving process.
In this episode, Kendra sits down and provides a glimpse into dealing with grief after loss in a healthy manner. She offers tools and insights from her personal and professional life as a grief coach. Kendra states, “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.” Check out this episode and hear Kendra’s remarkable story and begin to learn how to work through grief.
Who is Kendra Zierau?
I am a wife to an amazing man who taught me how to love again after the loss of my first husband to cancer. I am also a busy mom to four teenagers – two biological daughters, a biological son, and a stepdaughter. When I was 34, my husband was diagnosed out of the blue with Stage 4 colon cancer. He was given a less than 5% chance to live. We had three young children at the time and this diagnosis came out of the blue and rocked our world. Ten months later, despite the fight of our life, my husband passed away leaving me a widow and mom to three young kids at the age of 35. NEVER did I see this coming and NEVER was this part of the plan.
What is her mission?
When I lost my husband, my life got ripped apart, everything in me changed. I experienced such great loss and pain and loneliness that I didn’t know how I would survive, let alone truly live and find joy again. I was struggling with pain and anger and how unfair it all was, and how to live and model for my kids that life goes on in spite of the pain and heartache we experience, but I didn’t have the tools to truly move forward. I realized that I had two choices to make. I could curl up in a ball and be angry and feel sorry for myself for the rest of my life, or I could turn to my faith, hold on to what I know was true and begin to live life again. In the time that followed, Kendra went on to become a certified grief coach, utilizing the skills she learned in her own life and the lives of others. Kendra is also focused on health and life coaching. She brings her skills and knowledge to those she coaches. Visit her site linked below to learn more about Kendra’s coaching services.
A glimpse into the trauma
May 21st will always be the day I remember every little detail- from the last breath he took, to waking my babies up and telling them their dad had died and holding them as they sobbed begging him to come back, to calling family members, to gathering at our house, to praying and beginning the first day of a new life as a widow and all that that entails! https://www.kendrazierau.com/single-post/2017/05/21/THE-Day—Living-With-Loss-And-How-To-Find-Hope
Kendra Zierau on Grief
“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.”
Why Kendra Zierau dove into coaching services
My heart is in teaching and supporting others. My background as an educator has led me to my current coaching path. I truly want to equip my clients with the tools they need to live the life they were created for. As a coach, my ultimate goal is to work myself out of a job. This means I have fulfilled my purpose and given the support, encouragement and tools needed for my clients to live a full life.
Kendra Zierau is a Certified Health, Grief & Life Coach and an Event & Retreat Speaker. Giving clients the tools needed to live the life they were created for.
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