Today I’m opening up about something deeply personal and something I am passionate about – normalizing grief. I feel that it’s important for us to talk about normalizing grief, not as a fleeting moment of sadness, but as a journey, a part of our story that deserves recognition and respect.
Grief is a visitor that knocks on everyone’s door at some point. It comes in many forms—the loss of a loved one, the end of a significant chapter in life, or even the mourning of a dream that didn’t turn out the way we hoped. And while it’s a natural response to loss, society hasn’t always been great at giving us the space to process it openly. We’re often expected to move on quickly, to “keep calm and carry on,” but I believe that’s not just unrealistic; it’s unfair to the depth of our human experience.
This is why I am so passionate about normalizing grief. It’s not about dwelling in sadness; it’s about acknowledging that it’s okay to not be okay sometimes. It’s about giving ourselves and others permission to feel, to heal, and to find ways to thrive after loss. By normalizing grief, we create a world that’s more compassionate, more empathetic, and yes, more human.
For me, this isn’t just about talking; it’s about action. It’s about providing the tools, the support, and the community that can walk alongside us on this journey. It’s about sharing our stories and listening to others, recognizing that while our grief journeys are unique, we’re not alone in them.
So, as a grief coach, my mission extends beyond my own grief. It’s about shining a light on grief as a whole, in a way that helps us all to understand it better, to embrace the beauty of life even in the midst of sorrow, and to offer a hand to those who are navigating through their darkest times.
Let’s break the silence around grief. Let’s talk about it, let’s share it, and let’s support each other. Because in normalizing grief, we’re not just healing individuals; we’re healing the world.