When Mountains Crumble: Navigating Grief with Danita Jenae – ETB #109

Navigating grief is not easy. I’ve endured several seasons of loss in the last few years, so I know this firsthand. My guest on this episode is sadly well-acquainted with grief but has turned her story into one that serves and encourages others as they navigate grief.

When Mountains Crumble: Navigating Grief with Danita Jenae - ETB #109

Danita Jenae has learned to navigate grief by holding both joy and sorrow in the same breath as a military widow who was already familiar with trials. Shortly after making what was to be their final military move, which would lead into finishing out her husband Dan’s final year of service before retiring, he passed unexpectedly while hiking in the mountains of Colorado. She says that her mountains crumbled that day, in more ways than one.

How to Navigate Grief

Danita shares in our conversation this encouragement for navigating grief:

  • How she rebuilt from the ground up in a new place
  • How she handled isolation during the pandemic just months after Dan’s passing
  • What to say to someone who is grieving
  • How trauma affects your brain and ability to function
  • How to handle expectations
  • How to pray for your kids through their grief

This is such a thought-provoking conversation for anyone who is navigating grief or walking beside someone navigating a season of grief.

About Danita Jenae

Danita Jenae is a young mom and recent military widow learning to carry both joy and sorrow in the same breath. As an author, speaker, poet, and artist, she walks alongside the broken-hearted, offering practical and creative ways to lead a Spirit-led life.

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When Mountains Crumble: Navigating Grief with Danita Jenae - ETB #109