I studied grief.
I learned about phases, cycles, stages.
And then, my own mother died.
I wasn’t comforted by theory
nor did it help me make sense of things.
I could barely read my 20+ books on grief anyway.
That’s when things got real for me:
learning grief from the inside out.
You know what helped most of all?
People who could hear me.
People who could witness me,
Here’s what I now know about grief:
Grief is normal and natural.
Your grief is your own.
Nothing feels okay for a while.
Grief delivers a huge physical wallop.
People who get it help ease the pain.
If I can be of help to you:
email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I won’t flinch. Promise.