GRIEF AND MOURNING
Loss is something each of us will experience. While death and loss are universal themes, we each will experience very unique and personal experiences. 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 becomes another part of us.
You don't have to do it alone. You need other people to support you in your grief. You will experience highly personal thoughts and a variety of feelings inside of you. Talking about many of those thoughts and feelings with someone you trust can lighten your burden and offer a buoy when you're drowning in a sea of sadness. Grief healing includes talking about your loss and finding expressive outlets to share your experience. Bereavement looks different for each person and it is perfectly ok to explore your feelings at your own speed.
"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."