Wednesday, January 9, 2013

GRIEF - It Takes Time

GRIEF - It Takes Time

I post regularly on Therapy Center Stage FB page ~

This post seemed to resonate with so many readers, so I decided to pass it on to my blog.

Grief walked into the office today. It's what happens when we are experiencing or have experienced a loss in our lives. Grief does not always come in response to death. Sometimes grief is about transitioning from one place in our lives to another. Giving up is a tremendously difficult task... we sometime go kicking and screaming into our grief and it's not always pretty... it can be frightening, too... People around us don't quite know what to say, what to do, how to help, and they sometimes distance from us just when we need them the most. Who takes care of our personal needs? Do Friends? Family? Our Spouse? Do our children? No... truthfully, we must work through (push through) our own struggles... we must TAKE CARE of our OWN personal needs, and yes, it is a LONELY task... but, when we stay the course and allow ourselves the sadness, we allow ourselves the necessary alone time with ourselves... then one day we feel better and we find light at the end of the tunnel. There is healing in our grief... don't be afraid... press on... push through... only YOU can do it and it takes COURAGE and TIME!

We ALL struggle.

I hope we can all take the time to work through the heartache and the storms. In our loneliness we CAN find healing. It's okay to take the time to grieve. When these life transitions come my way... I find solace and peace in music.

La - Ti - Do

Jeanne Williams
M.Ed., LPC (Psycotherapist)
MCM, (Music Specialist)