Losing a loved one is never easy.
The death of a family member, friend, or even pet can leave you with an emptiness in your heart and home. Death leaves us feeling like we’re all alone in the world- but it doesn’t have to be that way. I survived my journey through grief by doing these five things: 1) Accepting what has happened 2) Telling others about how I feel 3) Remembering the happy memories 4) Expressing my emotions 5) Finding comfort in friends and family. I hope this post helped to provide some comfort in knowing that grief is a normal and natural reaction. It may not go away, but with time it does become manageable. I also want you to know that there are many resources available- like the Grief Support Foundation of Canada website (griefsupportcanada.ca) or YouTube for helpful videos about how others have coped with loss. Remembering those who have passed can help us celebrate their life instead of dwelling on their death: “We take up our burdens and move forward.” -Cheryl Strayed If someone has lost one person close to them they might feel lonely at times even though they still have people around them; if somebody feels alone all the