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Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness.
It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love.
The only cure for grief is to grieve.
~Earl Grollman

We are created to attach to people [and animals] and things we love.
~Cathy Conway

the truth

There is no set pattern, not for everyone and not even within each person. Each grief is unique, as each love is unique. There are no stages capable of containing all the experiences of love and pain. There are no stages of grief.

~Megan Devine

Grief needs a community.
~Michèle Pearson Clarke

Whose grief will you hold space for?
Who will hold space for your grief?
....because all we have is each other.

~Michèle Pearson Clarke

2018 story

She gives birth again 2020

connect with the dolphin and her calf

Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called 'moral'. ~Charles Darwin

Every end is also a beginning. 

~Sarah Kerr, PhD

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Shared Death Experiences.  You've heard of near death experiences (NDE). Now people are reporting shared death experiences (SDE). These shared experiences are showing us more about what is beyond the veil. 

We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full. 

~ Marcel Proust

BEAUTY.   Megan Devine.  Refuge in Grief 

Can Beauty Help You in Your Grief?

Beauty doesn’t so much fix anything as it creates more space in your heart.

It makes space for your pain to unfold and be heard, to be held in something nourishing and deep.

Beauty is something that brings you closer to your own core. It sits beside you somewhere, even when your world is in deepest, darkest pain.

Maybe beauty is even closer to you then. Maybe it’s a companion.

Don't try and change the past. 

Simply let go of the illusion that it could have been any different. 

- Jeff Foster  

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