by Patti Normile. Many of us have been conditioned to believe that “being strong” means enduring life’s challenges alone. However, grief shouldn’t be a solitary experience. In this CareNote, author Patti Normile illustrates the point: Walking without assistance if one has just severely broken a leg is virtually impossible. Walking life’s journey through heart-breaking grief without support and compassionate assistance is equally difficult. This booklet will prove an invaluable companion as it helps the reader navigate from accepting that loss and grief are inevitable parts of life, to seeking out the support necessary to heal.