In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Zander Sprague, the go to speaker, author and coach for sibling loss. Zander joins me to share his story of how he has been able to choose a positive pathway and fully participate in his life again after the loss of his sister.
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Zander's sister was murdered in December of 1996.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
This event created difficulty for Zander in his relationships. He didn't know how to tell people what kind of help he needed from them. He was also made to feel ostracized by those around him because they didn't know what to say to him. And no one ever asked him how he was doing. Those around him we concerned for his parents but didn't extend that concern to him.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
One thing that initially helped Zander was going back to work. This provided a good distraction for him. As a long-term strategy, he decided to choose a positive pathway which involved the decision to move on while still remembering his sister.
What Zander does today:
Zander is a speaker, author and coach for sibling loss.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Zander's Answer: You will survive and you will find a way through this.
ZanderSprague.com - Zander's website
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