Imposter Syndrome in Grief
Trigger Warnings: This episode mentions struggles with infertility, struggles with faith, and suicidal ideation.
To start this episode, I think it’s important to define what imposter syndrome actually is. Google defines imposter syndrome as, “The persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills.”
So in terms of grief, I’d say that imposter syndrome in grief is defined as, “The persistent inability to believe that one’s grief is valid or legitimately experienced as a result of...
Imposter syndrome in grief is defined as, “The persistent inability to believe that one’s grief is valid or legitimately experienced as a result of one’s own thoughts or feelings.”
I think we all feel this NEED to legitimize our experiences. Or rationalize WHY they were difficult. It’s like we feel the need to be able to adequately explain our feelings and emotions in order for them to be valid. But the fact is, if you felt it, it was real and valid. And that’s enough.
This episode will talk through my own journey of overcoming imposter syndrome and hopefully help guide others to overcome it as well.
Trigger Warnings: This episode mentions pregnancy, miscarriage, and stillbirth
Sadie: Okay, Amy I am so glad to have you on the podcast! Thank you so much for being here. I’m so excited to have you.
Amy: Yeah, thanks for having me. I love talking about grief, which is kinda weird, but it’s a good thing to do.
S: Yep, it’s important, so I’m glad that you could join us on the podcast. I’m really excited to just kind of dive into the topic of five ways to honor your losses and...
In this episode we'll be discussing how to be grateful, even in times of grief.
I'll be sharing my own personal path to gratitude and also sharing tips to find gratitude yourself. It may take practice, but gratitude can help you move forward, even in your darkest days. We will also be talking about how to forgive your past self and move forward toward the future.