"The only thing that's predictable about grief is that it's unpredictable. Try to take comfort in the fact that you're not alone on your journey. Not by a long shot."~ Ellen M. DuBois
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ A.A. Milne
Grief and Healing
What is grief
"Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion for people, regardless of whether their sadness stems from the loss of a loved one or from a terminal diagnosis they or someone they love have received."
"Grief is the natural reaction to loss...."
Helping yourself heal
"As we grieve it is important to remember to take care of ourselves. Whether we are grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, a serious illness, a friend that moved away, etc., we tend to take self care for granted when we are feeling sad. Below are some suggestions..."
Stages of grief
"Dealing with grief and loss is something most people have to do sometime in their lives. Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone or something very dear to us. Anyone can experience grief and loss, but each person is unique in how he or she copes with these feelings...."
Accepting a loss
The death of a loved one creates many changes for surviving family members. These range from changes in household routines to changes in priorities or future plans. And, getting used to new life situations may take
months or years."
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"Since everyone experiences grief, sadness, and stress it can be hard to know when it’s time to see a professional. By knowing what red flags to look for and how to go about getting help, you can start on the road to feeling better..."