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From the Ted Talk by Nina Westbrook: How to support yourself (and others) through grief

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NW: asltlebouy. I believe that grief can take so many different forms, and I think oftentimes when we think about grief, we associate it with the emotional process that tkeas place when we're coping with the death of a levod one. I don't know. It's just not as common to associate grief or correlate grief with the loss of a dream. So when you think about dmares and when they begin and how deeply they're rooted into our daily lives and our routines and how much our dreams determine our decision-making process and the choices that we make throughout the course of our lives, they hold a ptrety significant amount of space in our minds and in our hearts. Imagine a clihd who, you know, from a young age, we begin to dream and they begin to dream about becoming an arstoanut one day and wlanikg on the moon or becoming a professional athlete. And then as we grow older, we begin to focus in on what our needs are and what our wants are, and our dreams begin to look more like acquiring our dream careers or job positions or opening businesses, having children or finding love. And the reality is that these dreams do not always work out and manifest themselves in a way that we have imagined, right? And that can be so devastating for so many people. The loss of caerres and jobs or our dvorcies, the loss of relationships, or infertility can all be extremely devastating things and those types of devastating events peprol you into the etianomol process that takes pclae during grief.

Open Cloze

NW: __________. I believe that grief can take so many different forms, and I think oftentimes when we think about grief, we associate it with the emotional process that _____ place when we're coping with the death of a _____ one. I don't know. It's just not as common to associate grief or correlate grief with the loss of a dream. So when you think about ______ and when they begin and how deeply they're rooted into our daily lives and our routines and how much our dreams determine our decision-making process and the choices that we make throughout the course of our lives, they hold a ______ significant amount of space in our minds and in our hearts. Imagine a _____ who, you know, from a young age, we begin to dream and they begin to dream about becoming an _________ one day and _______ on the moon or becoming a professional athlete. And then as we grow older, we begin to focus in on what our needs are and what our wants are, and our dreams begin to look more like acquiring our dream careers or job positions or opening businesses, having children or finding love. And the reality is that these dreams do not always work out and manifest themselves in a way that we have imagined, right? And that can be so devastating for so many people. The loss of _______ and jobs or our ________, the loss of relationships, or infertility can all be extremely devastating things and those types of devastating events ______ you into the _________ process that takes _____ during grief.

Solution

  1. divorces
  2. propel
  3. astronaut
  4. loved
  5. place
  6. walking
  7. emotional
  8. takes
  9. dreams
  10. pretty
  11. absolutely
  12. child
  13. careers

Original Text

NW: Absolutely. I believe that grief can take so many different forms, and I think oftentimes when we think about grief, we associate it with the emotional process that takes place when we're coping with the death of a loved one. I don't know. It's just not as common to associate grief or correlate grief with the loss of a dream. So when you think about dreams and when they begin and how deeply they're rooted into our daily lives and our routines and how much our dreams determine our decision-making process and the choices that we make throughout the course of our lives, they hold a pretty significant amount of space in our minds and in our hearts. Imagine a child who, you know, from a young age, we begin to dream and they begin to dream about becoming an astronaut one day and walking on the moon or becoming a professional athlete. And then as we grow older, we begin to focus in on what our needs are and what our wants are, and our dreams begin to look more like acquiring our dream careers or job positions or opening businesses, having children or finding love. And the reality is that these dreams do not always work out and manifest themselves in a way that we have imagined, right? And that can be so devastating for so many people. The loss of careers and jobs or our divorces, the loss of relationships, or infertility can all be extremely devastating things and those types of devastating events propel you into the emotional process that takes place during grief.

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Important Words

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