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  • Grief is a heart-wrenchingly painful problem for the brain to solve, and grieving necessitates learning to live in the world with the absence of someone you love deeply, who is ingrained in your understanding of the world. This means that for the brain, your loved one is simultaneously gone and also everlasting ― Mary-Frances

  • Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good. ― Elizabeth Edwards Grief is a universal human

  • Now is the time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.  — John 16:22 Holidays like Mother's Day can be particularly painful reminders of the loss you have experienced and the person who is no longer with you. If

  • Grief is a journey that often requires support and guidance from others, and therapy can be an incredibly helpful tool for navigating the ups and downs of that journey. - Dr. Katherine Shear, Director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University The intense emotional pain, grief, and trauma can be

  • Your heart is a giant cathedral. Let it open. Let it love. Do not let your gorgeous loyalty to the deceased stop you from experiencing the marvels and terrors of your short, mortal, precious life. It’s OK to live, and to love.—Elizabeth Gilbert (author) Losing a spouse is an incredibly difficult experience,

  • Image source: Modern Widows Club, Impact Report 2011–2020. We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body. This imprint has ongoing consequences for how the human organism manages to survive in the present.

  • You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. - Jan Gildwell Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow - it is not a permanent rest stop. - Dodinsky Grief is the price we

  • Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:34 Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go into the invincible future with Him. - Oswald Chambers As we

  • “I am sadness with a smile’s veneer” - Eric Baker, Musician and Songwriter Extraordinaire Those who lost faith in the future, his future is doomed. With his loss of belief in the future he also lost his spiritual hold. He let himself decline, and became subject to mental and physical decay.. Viktor Frankl -

  • It’s hard to move forward unless you’ve made peace with your past – Unknown You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live

  • As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend - Proverb 27:17 For when two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them - Matthew 18:20 Comfort comes from knowing that people have made the same journey. And solace comes from understanding how others have learned to sing again.

  • Losing all your highs and lows, and it funny how the feelin goes away - Desperado lyrics, Eagles I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and

Let’s take the first step towards healing together.