A Time To Grieve

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Sometimes life gets super-messy. There is nothing like a death in your close circle to stir things up. Everything gets put on hold as you try to support people and cope with your own grief. Not unlike a birth, where folks focus on the pregnancy without much thought of the many years of childcare ahead, a death comes with a huge aftermath of decisions and need for care. 

Be Gentle.

As a retired person, who creates my own daily schedule, I realized that I’m entitled to care for myself and take bereavement leave from my extra responsibilities. I will be doubling down on my rest, drinking more water and getting light exercise, and encouraging others to do the same. It’s a time to be gentle with ourselves as we support each other through the first stages of this huge loss in our lives. 

Take Your Time

If you’re grieving a recent loss, please prioritize your health and give yourself all the time that you need. There is no hurry.

I’ll return to my blog when I’m ready.

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