I describe Uma as a fierce momma dragon and a gentle baby lamb rolled into one. As an author, grief coach, and spiritual mentor, Uma holds space for you with love, grace, and wisdom. She was so generous to let me share our conversation about how to find compassion in the face of grief with you.
I saw the statistics and I wanted to know: what can I do, as a parent, to help my children so I feel like I’m doing something other than just worrying.
I don’t know any kid who comes home from school and says, “I just want to put my feet up and rest.”
They come home and grab their legos or video games or art supplies or sports equipment. And, yes, sometimes they grab books too.
They search out activities that light them up. That fill their internal energy tanks. But how often do you do that as an adult?
But, here, the choice feels clear. I know 1000% whose side I’m on. My co-worker is right here. And she’s more vulnerable, like the lion tamer. Versus our boss who, like the lion, holds a position of power and could take us both down. I need to protect the more vulnerable person. I need to calm the lion – without getting eaten.”