It’s clear to me that not only are we a Grief-Phobic nation, we’re emotion-phobic. What we need is permission to really FEEL. And learn how to express/release our emotions in a healthy way.

It’s fine to express our emotions at sporting events, concerts, and political events.

But funerals are somber. We don’t usually wail. No, we keep a stiff-upper-lip attitude. A we’ll-get-through-this mentality.

Dark emotions can no longer be suppressed.

Evidence of dark emotions are all around us: Riots in Portland, hateful social media posts, grumpy rude customers, and the list goes on.

So, when I watched this 1:53 minute video, I cheered for this little girl. (Although, I felt the laughter at the end was misplaced in the face of her emotion.)

Watch the video and see if you can relate to her pain…


Emotions are simply energy in motion.

Tension stored in our body that must be released.

  • How are you expressing your emotions these days? (see last week’s post: Spewing or Singing )
  • And how do you feel after they are released?

Love all around, above, below, to the left and to the right, before you and behind you,


PS – Thanks goes to Annie Adams, who created verse two of our Pandemic Pause song:

(sung to the tune of Hokey Pokey)

You put your grief awareness in,

You put your grief awareness out,

You put your grief awareness in and

You love it all about,

You do the pandemic pause…

Anyone else want to chime in with more verses?