When a loved one is struggling

Susan Brumbaugh
4 min readMay 9, 2021

How to offer spiritual support

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

When a loved one receives a difficult diagnosis and is facing uncertain treatment and outcomes, we can feel anxious and helpless. By first allowing ourselves to experience our own emotions and feel compassion for ourselves, we’re then better able to offer support to those we love.

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Susan Brumbaugh

Susan Brumbaugh is a criminal justice researcher who telecommutes, a licensed counselor, a mindfulness meditation practitioner, and a perpetual learner.