September 13 2021

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, September 13, 2021

As we talk more about mustering courage in loss, let’s begin with the etymology of the words muster and courage. According to https://www.etymonline.com, the word muster means, "to display, reveal, to show or demonstrate” and the word courage means “heart.” So mustering courage is about revealing your heart. I believe that is very true in loss. Revealing your heart and moving those feelings from the inside to the outside is what the grief journey is all about. Your heart feels what it feels and revealing it to yourself and/or others and acting from that place is definitely a courageous act!

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