Everyone will experience grief in our lifetime; there is no way around this. Since no two people are the same, we all deal with grief in our own way. Some people cry, others become isolated, and some of us find solace in remembering what caused the grief.
How often have you heard a person say, “I’m so anxious” or “I’m just so worried about…”? Or what about the catch phrase “I have butterflies every time I think about…”? These statements are associated with very common emotions that we all feel from time to time – especially when we embark upon a new venture or lifestyle change.
Believe it or not, everyone experiences the “blues” from time to time. In fact, it is a normal part of life. When you think about all of life’s stressors such as losing your job, losing a close friend or family member, or dealing with a wayward child, you have reason to feel temporarily weighed down.
Even though grief is a human experience many grievers feel alone. Sometimes numbers can shed light on the magnitude of grief on our society and also normalize our experience to help us see that we are not alone. There are 2.6 million deaths per year in the United States resulting in 13 million grievers annually averaging five grievers...