Managing grief can be a complicated and overwhelming experience. However, bearing the burden of navigating this seemingly arduous process becomes much easier when one shares it with others. Cognizant of this, one incredible woman has devoted herself to lending a hand to individuals going through a difficult time in their life—Rae Karim.
The inspiring individual is a best-selling author and a sought-after writer and speaker. Using her impeccable gift for words, she shares lived experiences in her work and empowers people to transform their lives.
In addition, she is a thought leader who is highly passionate about helping others overcome pain and sadness. As a grief coach and consultant, she utilizes strategies to help people go through their grief journey in the healthiest ways possible. She helps grievers with planning and officiating services as well as initiating and finalizing business affairs of their loved ones.
As Rae Karim extensively explained, “Not only do I offer individual and group coaching, I am also an advocate for grief support by way of community engagement. Such engagement consists of monthly events such as Pen the Pain, an expression of grief through art, workshops that explore the theological perspective of grief, one-day retreats, as well as five-day retreats.”
These retreats include several events such as workshops about grief and ways to practice self-care while grieving by way of massage, cooking, and other activities. Ultimately, its priority is to help attendees discover and acknowledge that grief does not have to be heavy and burdensome.
Alongside her dedication to her vocation, the grief coach stands out for her unrivaled empathy toward others, which stems from her firsthand encounter with pain and sorrow. Her extensive experience in this aspect allows her to connect with her clients more deeply and profoundly.
In fact, when asked what pushed her to pursue such a noble venture, Rae Karim sincerely replied, “Seeing such a great number of people struggling through and suffering in grief overwhelmed me, especially because I know that pain, that sorrow, that sadness. I wanted to do something about it, not just as a mere thought. I wanted to act on it, and so I did.”
Fueled by this vision, the remarkable woman set out to create an enterprise where people could be vulnerable. As a result, she has created a safe space where grieving individuals can unpack their emotions and learn to process them .
With her innovative programs, she has helped the community and countless grievers explore and express grief. The wise coach has also shown her mentees that grief is not one-dimensional; it has many facets because it is not just about death, and it is not merely about tears.
Moving forward, Rae Karim intends to continue her calling of guiding lost souls to the path of healing. Given this, she wishes to involve as many professionals as possible in her movement, as she is well aware that grief is everywhere. Above all, she plans to use her platform to reach a wider audience and help revolutionize grief perspectives worldwide.
“I would like to offer my curriculum to educate those in service professions like social workers, pastors, chaplains, doctors, and nurses in ways that will increase their capacity for compassion and understanding. I especially hope to increase the knowledge of grief and grief expression for corporate America, in ways that will increase bereavement leave not only for adults but children as well,” said the insightful thought leader.