Why Embracing Grief Is The Only Way Out Of Loss
I believe one the hardest feelings we deal with when grief strikes, is the overwhelming sensation of loss. Loss means we had something which we no longer have. Initially, there is nothing positive about it. But, if we are to heal and to change as human beings we must embrace the loss and transform it.
I remember when my husband passed away how I kept saying to myself and others; “There has to be something positive out of this incredible pain. If not, it is complete devastation and I may not survive.” I soon found what was positive for me out of all that I had lost; it was a deeper understanding of love, life, compassion and empathy. As well as becoming more comfortable in my own skin.
Less than I year before from my late husband’ passing, I started the Love Project Inc., a book of our history together and I also added a number of social causes to my agenda.
When we hurt we can either stay in pain and anger or we can turn our scar into a new way of being.
I, like Allison, use writing as a tool to embrace, learn and express. What is your tool? Writing? Marathon running? Charity work? Sewing? Figure out what allows you to embrace your loss and transform it into something of meaning. Once you know what it is make it your constant companion.
Parentless Parents: Why Writing About Grief Makes Me Happy
By Allison Gilbert
Several weeks ago my new book, “Parentless Parents,” was published. This is the third book I’ve written that deals with mourning and loss. And while you might assume I’d be the last person you’d want to meet at a cocktail party, I’ve been told otherwise. I smile; I laugh. You might even call me “bubbly.” Each book I’ve written is the result of successfully pushing through an unwanted and unanticipated experience…Continued