Move on from grief

Move Forward With Grief

Rather than ‘move on’ from our grief, we must instead find ways to move forward with grief.
Grief is not a moment in time. The grieving process has no set timeline. We grieve the past, present and what could have been in the future. We can’t rush grief.
Moving forward with grief does not mean…
* We forget our loved one.
* We never feel the pain of our loss.
* We stop loving.
* We ‘get over’ it.
* We think grief is a moment in time.
Moving forward with grief does mean…
* We treasure our memories.
* We find peace.
* We intentionally honor and remember.
* We live with loss in our hearts.
* We understand both joy & sorrow co-exist.
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the suffering you feel when something or someone you love is gone. You may associate grieving with the death of a loved one but there are many losses of when we can experience grief…
01. Divorce or relationship breakup
02. Loss of health
03. Loss of a job
04. Loss of financial security
05. A pregnancy loss
06. Retirement
07. Death of a pet
08. Loss of a cherished hope or dream
The goal of moving forward is to integrate our loss into our life so that grief isn’t something we stop experiencing. While grieving a loss is an inevitable part of life, there are ways to cope with the pain, find peace and honor and remember our love.
01. Acknowledge your pain.
02. Accept you’ll experience many different and unexpected emotions.
03. Understand your grieving process will be unique to you.
04. Support yourself emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Our loss shapes and defines who we are. We carry our loss(es) with us as we move forward. Gradually we learn how to live with loss, by not forgetting, but to live with love in our lives and in our hearts.

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About Lisa

I am a grief counselor, certified grief educator, certified professional life coach, speaker, and writer dedicated to helping you navigate through life and loss. My greatest joy is to help others, to have the honor to listen to your story, and to offer hope. I am truly grateful and it is my privilege to be on this journey with you.