How to find your calling through life’s detours with Uma Girish

Uma GirishUma Girish is a Grief Guide, Certified Life Purpose Coach and Award-Winning Author. Her latest book, published by Hay House, is a transformational memoir called Losing Amma, Finding Home: A Memoir about Love, Loss and Life’s Detours . Following her own journey through grief and loss, Uma is committed to helping women find new purpose from the ashes of their loss so they can lead a life of meaning and joy. Uma hosts a weekly podcast called The Grammar of Grief and also writes a blog by the same name. She is also the co-founder of the International Grief Council which seeks to impart the message that grief is a universal language we speak, irrespective of color, race, country or culture.


Some Points We Discussed

  • The traumatic event of losing her mom led Uma to redefine what her life was about.
  • She learnt that the situation of loss is an invitation to expand.
  • Every ending always has a hidden new beginning.
  • Obstacles are often an invitation to deepen our souls.
  • It is important to open ourselves up to the pain rather than contracting from it.
  • In order to embrace pain, we need to find a comforting container:
  • We could connect with someone who can bear witness and listen to our story.
  • Or we could turn to our journal. A blank page doesn’t judge our pain and fears.
  • Open yourself up to the pain and listen to what the pain is telling you.
  • Recognise life’s detours as an awakening of your soul.
  • During life’s detours,we  are faced with a choice to make.
  • You choose the safe option or you choose the unknown.
  • The challenge of embracing your pain is to have faith in taking baby steps on an unknown journey.
  • Trust that your soul knows the direction. Feel the fear but walk with faith.
  • We cannot hear our soul’s wisdom if we aren’t silent.

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Recommended Books

Losing Amma, Finding Home: A Memoir about Love, Loss and Life’s Detours 

Understanding Death: 10 Ways to Inner Peace for the Grieving


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