Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something we have loved. This experience of loss is one of the deepest and most painful emotions we feel. Hard as it may be, the way to heal is to go through this difficult journey. But you don't have to go through it alone. It helps to share the stories, the tears, the ups and downs with those that will allow you to grieve and go through the process.
Loss touches us in more ways than we ever imagine. It is around us in friends and family too. The death of a partner, a parent, a child, that feels like a part of us has also died. Cancer, chronic illness, aging and pain, that chips away at the vitality of who we are. Loss of a marriage, a home, a life, where we once had our roots. Scars of abuse, traumas of many kinds, and unresolved relationships are covered over by everyday life and kept at a distance. These losses accumulate and build up within us.