GRIEF AND MOURNING

Each person's grief is as unique as their fingerprint. But what everyone has in common is that no matter how they grieve, they share a need for their grief to be witnessed. The need is for someone to be fully present to the magnitude of their loss without trying to point out the silver lining.
David Kessler, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

 We do not “get over” grief. Instead, we simply learn to "go through it," eventually finding ways to integrate it into who we are. Grief changes us. And it reminds us of our love, for grief can only live where love lived first. 

Grief healing includes talking about your loss and finding expressive outlets to share your feelings. Bereavement looks different for each person and it is perfectly ok to explore your emotions at a pace that feels best to you. I am here to listen and hold your heart as you go.

INTEGRATING LOSS

Surfer

"Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim."

~Vicki Harrison