Losing my grandmother

My dad and I made sure we went into the hospital room together. My family had decided we should go in pairs all the time, where we spent most of the day holding onto my abuelita who raised me and my other three siblings, myself since the age of two. My grandmother had been in […]

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What may bring hope…

“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place.

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The roller coaster ride of grief.

When shit happens, the first stage of grief is shock, adrenaline kicks in, and while some may react by crying inconsolably, others go into frantic activity mode, where they keep so busy that they don’t allow themselves the time to feel anything. Then the cycle continues and they are hit by anger, followed by acceptance, […]

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Why we shouldn’t try to block pain.

In order to grow, learn and move on, there is no getting around pain. Pain must be experienced and felt, not avoided especially if we are going through a loss of some kind. If we don’t take the time to mourn our losses, experience them and process them, they will linger on longer and we […]

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