Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday I will post something about grief. Sometimes it will be a reflection on an aspect of grief’s landscape. Now and then I will share from my own journey of grief, because in the sharing of our stories we find strength and build a community of people that support one another.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Metabolize Grief

The other day C. Ossefort-Russell (@CORTherapist) used the term — metabolize grief. I think it’s great, and I will ask her what she means by it. In the meantime, what it says to me is that if we actively engage grief, we burn up its destructive forces and gain energy and power from the process.

I will write more about this in the future as I explore it further.

Today I want to pair it with another thought, that when we are further down the road in grief, we understand our early grief better. We see the strengths we found to keep ourselves going, and recognize the abilities we may not have been aware of at the time. Realizing this gives us inspiration to keep working with grief.