There is nothing easy about grief. When we lose a loved one, a friend, or even a pet, our reality simply changes. The world no longer contains an important part of our lives, and that transition can be so jarring  that we feel helpless. We can be laid low by grief through tears and physical signs for days or weeks. Even years later, we will still mourn.

There is no one right way to grieve. But there are right ways to support someone in mourning-- unfortunately, our well-meaning family and friends often get it wrong.

I have experience and interest with grief and loss therapy. I am currently in the process of becoming a Certified Thanatologist through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (more).