Living with your Grief...
Living with Grief
Many grievers report maintaining an active connection with their deceased loved ones' by
talking to them, dreaming about them, sensing their presence or feeling watched over and
protected by them.

Regardless of what some will tell you......
It is normal and healthy to foster these
continuing bonds
, as you decide how your loved one will be remembered, memorialized
and included in your family and community life.

Time does NOT heal grief…..
Time is neutral. It is not the passage of time alone that heals.  It is what you do with time
that matters. Now that this death has happened to you, you must decide what you can do
with your grief.

Grieving is an active process, not a passive one, and recovery is a choice.
Coping with grief involves many courses of action, especially as you find your way
through the first year of grief, you will learn how to use this grieving time to help you
heal yourself

There is no right or wrong way to do the work of grieving. There is only your way,
and you must discover it for yourself.

Two people sharing the same loss (eg the parents of a child) can experience very
different grief emotions, unfortunately this can lead to misunderstandings.

There is no magic formula, no short cut, and no easy way out.
The pain passes
but
the beauty remains