From the introduction to this wonderful booklet: “We feel certain expectations to move through grief at a certain pace and certain ways. Many of our friends and family will begin to act as if life should be ‘back to normal’ within weeks or months following a death. While your friends may mean to be supportive, don’t be harsh with yourself if you are not doing it their way. The grief is yours, and you will experience it in your own way.” Helpful discussions include: Review your expectations; Quiet those inner voices; Look for small things that feel good to you; Remember to care for your body; Care for your soul; Experience the rhythm of nature.
By Rev. Mary Kendirck Moore