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Let's Talk About Grief And Why We Need To Normalize It

  "Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted… Grief does not obey your plans, or your wishes. Grief will do whatever it wants to you, whenever it wants to. In that regard, Grief has a lot in common with Love." - Elizabeth Gilbert I am struggling. It has been just over 2 months since I lost my beloved mother and I am struggling. I am not ashamed to say it. My world no longer glows the way it used to. What is grief if not love persevering?  All I know is grief is not what I expected it to be.  I was shared this poem in my grief support group recently: FOR GRIEF When you lose someone you love, Your life becomes strange, The ground beneath you becomes fragile, Your thoughts make your eyes unsure; And some dead echo drags your voice down Where words have no confidence Your heart has grown heavy with loss; And though this loss has wounded others too, No one knows what has been taken from you When the silence of absence deepens. Flickers of guilt kindle r