On Grief

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Sleeplessness… distraction… physical clumsiness… anger… irritability… risk-taking behaviors… sighing… shifting spiritual beliefs… apathy… hopelessness… grief doesn’t always look like crying and sadness. Grief manifests in multiple, sometimes subtle ways that can last for years after a loved one, or a life dream, has died.

Sometimes it feels like things will never get better. Other times, on one level, it can be frightening to think of things getting better because that would feel like you’re saying it’s ok that you’ve had this loss. It isn’t ok. But you can be okay in the middle of it. 

Grief is like a poor relation who plops down on your couch and demands a sandwich. He doesn’t go anywhere until you feed him what he wants. He is relentless. You can ignore him, yell at him, pretend he’s not there or feed him foods he’s not interested in, but he isn’t going anywhere until he gets what he actually needs. 

Here’s an excellent article on navigating grief that you might appreciate: http://www.whatsyourgrief.com/wordens-four-tasks-of-mourning/ 

Let’s work together to help you find peace in the middle of your loss. Together we can help you find healthy ways to express and work through your grief so that you can put your life together in a new, more complete way. Click the “Contact” tab right now and let’s talk about how we can make this happen for you. 

Click here to read more and view the essays that I've written on grief.