One of the most challenging things we will ever experience is the loss of someone or something dear to us. Recently, for me, it was the death of my dad. He was an elder and for the last year and a half he was dealing with health issues. I had the honor of being with him as he left the planet on January 23, 2018, at 1:25 pm.
Grief is a normative and natural response to loss, be it the death of dear one, serious illness, the end of a relationship, the loss of a career, or other big and small life changes. Grief at its core, is part of being human and being alive. Grief isn’t pleasant or pretty, however, it can give us insight, compassion and strength we wouldn’t otherwise have known.
Grief is not linear, it’s a dance, a spiral which has its own time frame and texture. Death and grief is very personal.