Be Gentle with Yourself

Written by Rae Ann Norell on . Posted in Blog

As a mother who lost her only son a few years back, these are just a few things
I have learned in my own grief walk:

  • Everyone grieves differently.  There are no rules when it comes to grieving.
  • Everyone grieves in their own time frame. This is not a race or a contest.
  •  Be patient with yourself.
  •  Be patient with others—although they may say or do things that are not helpful to you, in most cases they are trying to help.
  •  You do not have to accept people’s well-meaning advice.
  •  Take one step at a time.
  •  Give yourself permission to grieve.
  •  Surround yourself with a few positive, helpful friends/colleagues/relatives, even if it is just one person. Not everyone is cut out to help others grieve.
  •  Give yourself permission to take a break from what others expect from you.
  • Talk about your loved one. By saying their name we help keep their memory alive. 
  • grief tips for grievers

 

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