Holistic Wealth Podcast

Coping with Tragedy and Grief (Texas & Buffalo Shooting) With Bestselling Author, Keisha Blair

In this Memorial Day episode of the Holistic Wealth podcast with Keisha Blair, we have an exciting solo episode on how to cope with tragedy and grief in light of the Texas shooting at Robb Elementary School killing 19 students and two teachers as well as the shooting in Buffalo. This episode also features insights from Actress Kelly Rutherford, star of Gossip Girl, Melrose Place and Dynasty. The Texas shooting and the shooting in Buffalo were heartbreaking. I’ve personally endured heartbreaking tragedy after the sudden and tragic loss of my husband at a very young age. I know what its like to have to pick up the fragments of my life and move on, and I know so many families are experiencing extraordinary pain right now. So many of us have also experienced gun violence – as a matter of fact too many. In the United States alone there have been 27 school shootings so far this year and its only half way through the year. There have been 214 mass shootings so far this year in the United States.

We’re also still in the midst of a pandemic, and a high-inflation period, with rising gas prices, rising food prices and rising interest rates. We are also in the midst of a war with Russia invading Ukraine. The pandemic has caused us all to look more deeply at our lives to examine the direction we want our post-pandemic lives to take. Holistic Wealth as I outlined in my book and in the podcast episode also include social justice and violence free communities that are safe for our children. In this episode I will walk you through effective strategies to cope during tragedy and grief. In the NEW Holistic Wealth Expanded and Updated: 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover From Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose and Achieve Financial Freedom, there are many strategies throughout to help you master the “Art of Recovery From Disruption”. I also read from the Foreward of the book, a few lines written by Foreward writer Kelly Rutherford. Tune in to listen to this episode of the Holistic wealth podcast with Keisha Blair.

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Holistic Wealth (Expanded and Updated): 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover From Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose and Achieve Financial Freedom. Get Your Copy Now.

How To Cope During Stressful Times

These are a quick list of some strategies to help you cope during stressful times (Listen to the full episode of the podcast):

  1. Practice deep abdominal breathing – keeps your brain sharp and focused in the present moment when job stress steals your breath away.
  2. Set Your intentions for the day – an intention represents a commitment to carrying out an action in the future – which helps with reducing stress.
  3. Focus on Mindfulness – Regular and sustained mindfulness practice has been shown to improve attentional control, increase awareness of internal and external experiences and reduce stress.
  4. Have a nighttime routine – your brain thrives on regularity so having a nighttime routine is crucial.
  5. Embrace the Holistic Wealth Method – Think of all your decisions as either depletion or addition to your holistic wealth bank account – and focus on activities that enrich you.
  6. Regular exercise and healthy eating – exercise such as brisk walking re-calibrates a fatigued brain and reduces your risk of developing anxiety by almost 60%.
  7. Get Connected with Loved Ones – Getting connected with friends and loved ones reduces loneliness and stress.
  8. Positive Self-Talk – can stop catastrophic mind chatter that causes work stress and keep you calm in stressful situations.
  9. Find Your Purpose (Your Why) – Remember your “why” and embrace your mission and purpose (refocus and re-energize).

Kelly Rutherford

Actress / Mom (Gossip Girl)

What You Will Learn

  • How to cope with tragedy and grief (especially when you feel hopeless and powerless), and insecure in your environment.

  • Hear a reading from the new book Holistic Wealth Expanded and Updated: 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover From Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose and Achieve Financial Freedom (Foreward by Actress Kelly Rutherford, Star of Gossip Girl, Melrose Place and Dynasty).

  • Hear tips as well as insights from Actress Kelly Rutherford from the new Holistic Wealth Expanded and Updated.

  • Learn some tips and strategies for coping with stress such as mindfulness, and being intentional by design.

  • Learn why embracing your purpose in life is critical to reducing stress and finding more meaning.

  • How the Holistic Wealth Method (developed by Keisha Blair and outlined in Holistic Wealth) helps you to effectively manage stress and anxiety.

Featured on the Show:

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  • Check out my website at: keishablair.com

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  • Follow me on Instagram and Twitter – and ask me your questions related to holistic wealth!

Feature Five

  • Full Transcripts are available on the Institute on Holistic Wealth website and are available to members of the Institute on Holistic Wealth (Become a member of the Institute on Holistic Wealth).

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