Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one is never easy and few are lucky enough to have a support system that allows for the deep and sometimes unexpected feelings associated with grieving. Having a safe space to explore your grief and be accepted exactly where you are in your process can be immensely soothing through this challenging time. 

 

While all loss is significant, an area of passion for me is ambiguous loss. Each culture has many ways of recognizing when a loved one passes that offers some sense of closure to those left behind. Unfortunately that is not everyone’s experience of loss. What about the loss of a child who was never born or an aging parent who doesn’t recognize your face? While society may not support these forms of loss, a deep desire remains to honor that life and grieve.

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