People have been grieving for centuries, and only since the 20th century have the phases of grief been defined through research. Even without this knowledge, people still grieved, and they grieved well. This is because grieving is an intuitive process.

You naturally begin the fluid process of grieving.

When you received the tragic news, planned the funeral, went back to work, settled the estate, you began healing through the restorative process of grief. Although you may not have noticed progress, try to reflect on how far you have come.

So, if you are wondering, am I grieving, or am I doing this correctly? Yes, you are. It is a natural process, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

Acknowledging your loss,


“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world- the company of those who have known suffering. When it seems that our sorrows are too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy hearted into which our grieving has given us entrance, and inevitably we feel about us their arms, their sympathy, their understanding.” ~ Helen Keller
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