"Tear Soup" that has been a source of encouragement to me, and to great numbers of
those who have suffered loss.
Pat Schweibert has given me permission to share something of what she includes in her book and DVD, and so I would like to share a simplified version of the "Tear Soup Recipe."
Pat's "recipe" is creative and insightful. The book and DVD is available at www.amazon.com.
This is a recipe that I hope you will try!
RECIPE FOR "TEAR SOUP" (For healing after Loss)
"What is true about soup making is also true about grieving."
-A pot full of tears
-One heart willing to be broken open
-A dash of bitters
-Many handfuls of comfort food
-A lot of patience
-Buckets of water to replace the tears
-Plenty of exercise
-A variety of helpful reading
-Season with memories
-One caring support group (or individual)
-One capable counselor
Choose the size pot that fits your loss. It's OK to increase the pot size, if you miscalculate.
Set the temperature for a moderat heat.
Cooking times will vary depending on the ingredients needed.
Strong flavors will mellow over time.
Cook no longer than you need to.
Other Important Suggestions
Cry when you want to
Laugh when you can
Keep a soup-making journal so you won't forget
This recipe SERVES ONE!