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Grief is not a predictable, orderly set of phases, stages, or levels.  Every grief is different.

Grief is not a predictable, orderly set of phases, stages, or levels. Every grief is different.

So, I don’t know how many of you out there understand the inner-workings of the Internet. In summary: it’s complicated. When Litsa and I set out to create this blog we knew nothing and to this day it’s a game of trial and error. Meh…we get by. Anyhow, one of the fun parts of having ...

So, I don’t know how many of you out there understand the inner-workings of the Internet. In summary: it’s complicated. When Litsa and I set out to create this blog we knew nothing and to this day it’s a game of trial and error. Meh…we get by. Anyhow, one of the fun parts of having ...

Grief Hurts | The Tapping Solution... recommended by my therapist. Supposed to be amazing

Tapping for Grief

Grief Hurts | The Tapping Solution... recommended by my therapist. Supposed to be amazing

To those who say not to let my grief define me, I say, "Why not?" Our everyday experiences shape who we are. So why not the extraordinary ones that rip our hearts open? A heart that knows mourning is tender not only to its own aching but to that of others. I think that's a good thing. (Crystal Theresa Zapanta)

To those who say not to let my grief define me, I say, "Why not?" Our everyday experiences shape who we are. So why not the extraordinary ones that rip our hearts open? A heart that knows mourning is tender not only to its own aching but to that of others. I think that's a good thing. (Crystal Theresa Zapanta)

~ I've never felt so alone Mom. I miss you so very much, xox ~~~

~ I've never felt so alone Mom. I miss you so very much, xox ~~~

It is a journey that begins with love and continues throughout life.

It is a journey that begins with love and continues throughout life.

It’s such a hard thing to bring forgiveness into our hearts for ourselves. Not for all the things we didn’t do but for doing the very best we could do at that time..http://esdeer.com/the-crippling-grief-of-guilt/

It’s such a hard thing to bring forgiveness into our hearts for ourselves. Not for all the things we didn’t do but for doing the very best we could do at that time..http://esdeer.com/the-crippling-grief-of-guilt/

If you love deeply you will grieve deeply...5 months since my husband died

If you love deeply you will grieve deeply...5 months since my husband died

..."I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty. If only they would talk…

C. S. Lewis Quotes Page 2

..."I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty. If only they would talk…

"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again."  –Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends

"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again." –Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends