Grief is often described as a journey – one that does not present a clear or efficient route from Point A to Point B.
In fact, in my own experience, Point B may not even exist on the map. For me, the grief process is one I navigate every day, with most of those days (but certainly not all) a little happier and healthier than the last.
Unfortunately, along that journey there are often outsiders telling you which turn to take, when it’s “okay” to stop and rest or maybe even trying to convince you that you’re already at Point B and it’s time to end this journey and move on to the next. The thing is, grieving is a complicated, personal process, and society’s opinions, requirements and stigmas only serve to make the terrain rougher – and the griever weaker.
by Kristi Hugstad
Each of us has attached ourselves to something or somebody, and when you lose that special thing or person, you grieve. Always. You can try to run from it all you want, but it will always find you and tackle you when you’re not looking. My blogs, along with my books, will give you the tools to help you learn to live with your new self as you journey through your grief.