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The Death of a Career.

For many of us, our job plays a significant role in shaping our identity. It is often one of the first questions asked when meeting someone new: "What do you do for a living?" Our occupation can become intertwined with our sense of self and how we perceive ourselves in society.

Our job provides our sense of purpose and fulfillment. It allows us to contribute our skills and talents. It gives us a sense of accomplishment and pride, which affects our self-esteem and overall identity.

Many of us choose a career that aligns with our personal values and beliefs. When our job reflects our values, it reinforces our sense of identity and allows us to feel more authentic and aligned with our core principles.

Solar Plexus Chakra, or Manipura, is associated with personal power, self-esteem, and identity. This energy center governs our sense of self-confidence and how we assert ourselves in the world.

Our Solar Plexus is associated with personal power and the ability to take control of our lives. It influences our sense of autonomy, decision-making, assertiveness, and career choices. When this chakra is balanced, we feel empowered to make choices that align with our values and goals, shaping our identity.

But what happens when we lose our job? What do you do when your sense of identity has been shaken?

Whether it was due to retirement layoffs, company closures, or personal circumstances, coping with the grief of losing your job can be overwhelming! It can shake us to the core of our entire identity.

Work provides a place for us to build relationships and social connections. Colleagues, clients, and professional networks become part of our social circle, and these connections contribute to our sense of belonging and identity. These interactions and collaborations shape how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us.

Give yourself permission to grieve. Losing a job is a significant loss, and it's essential to acknowledge and accept your feelings of grief.

Give yourself permission to feel sad, angry, or frustrated. Suppressing these emotions can prolong the healing process. Allow yourself to cry, vent, or seek support from loved ones who can provide a listening ear.

Take steps to attune to your Solar Plexus Chakra.

A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra helps us develop a solid and authentic sense of self, allowing us to embrace our unique qualities, talents, and passions.

Take time to reflect; while admittedly very painful, losing a job can be an opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth. This time can give you space to evaluate your goals, skills, and interests. Take time to consider what you enjoyed about your previous job and what you would like to change in your future career. Reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses can help you identify new opportunities and set realistic goals.

Talking to others who have gone through similar situations can provide comfort and reassurance. Getting help from a therapist or career counselor can guide you through the process of coping with job loss and help you develop a plan for the future.

Establishing a new routine can help you regain a sense of structure and stability. Setting new daily goals and creating a schedule that incorporates activities that bring you joy and fulfillment can go a long way to shorten the grief period.

Remember, coping with the grief takes time. Be patient with yourself and allow the healing process to unfold naturally. By embracing your emotions, seeking support, and taking proactive steps toward your future, you can emerge stronger, more resilient, and ready to embark on a new chapter of your journey.


Although it could be financially scary to take a trip without knowing your financial future, travel can be a space for healing as you realign with your goals and core values for your next role in the workforce.

Here is one of our recommended locations for healing the mind and soul.


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