Taylor is back for another solo episode this week! Last weekend, while Taylor enjoyed a mini Texas vacation, was the 19-year anniversary of her brother’s death. Taylor shares a little bit about how she’s processed grief over the past 19 years and how it still shows up in her life today. She gives some encouraging words for anyone currently living through grief. She then pivots the conversation into an important topic that comes up often during the holiday season: controlling where and who you put your energy into!! For those of you who feel exhausted, discouraged, or stressed this season due to family, or commitments, or friends, Taylor reminds you that you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. This episode is full of pep talks, hard truths, and real moments.
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5:05 – Sometimes you just need to disconnect from life.
6:27 – Being single sucks. Dating sucks. But hanging out with your besties when you’re single is top-tier.
8:47 – This past weekend was the 19th anniversary of the death of my brother.
9:25 – A little insight into my grief as an 8-year-old when I lost my brother.
12:00 – The events after I lost my brother were monumental.
12:48 – Speaking about my loss and trauma has always felt very cathartic for me.
13:24 – Most of us who are grieving or who have gone through grief just want to express how we feel.
15:00 – Grief will show up in the most unexpected ways.
15:23 – It Is OK to feel grief and to just experience it.
17:02- For those experiencing grief right now, you need to talk about it.
20:45 – Sharing what we’ve experienced is the only way we can connect as humans.
23:05 – When we try to box in our emotions and hide our grief, it just lingers longer.
26:52 – The holidays are not easy for everyone, and there’s a lot of pressure to show up and participate in things that aren’t positive for your energy.
28:45 – You do not have to do something just because it’s what everyone says you need to do during the holidays.
29:22 – What I think is the most important thing about the holidays is choosing where you put your energy.
31:52 – At the end of the day everyone lays their head on their own pillow is dealing with their own problems.
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