When? When will the pain go away? When will putting one foot in front of the other not feel like trying to move a mountain? When will I stop crying? When will I feel normal? When will people stop asking me if I am ok? When? When? When? 

The grieving process can feel like navigating uncharted territory. It sucks. It doesn’t feel good. It is hard work. And, grieving is often avoided at all cost. However, the avoidance just prolongs the inevitable. Whether we grieve our loss now or later – we must go through the grieving process to truly heal. Otherwise, the pain of our loss simply waits in a corner and begins to chip away at our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. One way or the other – our grief will be felt. When will we allow ourselves to grieve? Now or later?

The moment we allow ourselves to being the grieving process is the moment we start to heal. The tears, anger, anxiety, sadness, and all the feelings we try so hard not to feel . . .begin to loosen the control they have over us. When is a good time to begin the healing journey? 

A good time to feel the pain of loss is when you are ready. The time is right – when the time is right. Are you ready to tell your grief and loss story, heal it, and rewrite it? If not now, WHEN?

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