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Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope by Elizabeth Berrien
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“A feeling of pleasure or solace can be so hard to find when you are in the depths of your grief. Sometimes it's the little things that help get you through the day. You may think your comforts sound ridiculous to others, but there is nothing ridiculous about finding one little thing to help you feel good in the midst of pain and sorrow!”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“It is okay to release your feelings when you feel the waves coming. It's all part of the process of having to let go of your relationship with your loved one as you once knew it. And remember, letting go is not the same thing as forgetting!”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“The intense roller coaster of emotions will gradually lesson over time. But there is no timeframe for the grieving process, and it will not be rushed, no matter how fast you'd like to "get over it." The reality is that there is no getting over it; you can only walk through it.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“You have to do what feels right for you. Do not let anyone influence you otherwise. It is your mind, your heart, and your own internal wisdom that will lead you in the direction you need to go.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“There is nothing like feeling truly "awake" and aware of my life and what it means to me. So I look ahead and think, "There is still so much to be done, and I will continue to make the most of it.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“I began to recognize that there was a part of me that was stronger than I ever could have imagined. I didn't know how I was still standing. I surprised myself. I was waking up to the fact that I was in charge of my own life and it was my choice whether to sink or float.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“I began to feel that nature itself was nurturing me, reminding me that life still offered beauty and calm, and that I was also made out of these elements.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“I would still rather feel things and live life to the fullest rather than hide in a cave and attempt to protect myself from the uncertainties of the world.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“Once you have walked down the grief path, what you have gained on your journey may turn into invaluable advice for someone else.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“Each loss brings growth with it, and learning to handle new experiences and taking charge of your needs is part of the transformative process.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“We never truly "get over" a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“Mothering while grieving should involve being understanding and keeping a gentle attitude toward yourself as you work to balance your own needs and your child's. You become stronger by remaining aware of your own well-being, which in turn makes you a stronger person for your child or children.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“I believe I gather strength from the generations of women who came before me - that together we all hold the suffering of the world.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“Learning to live again wholeheartedly includes letting love flow freely in and out of your heart.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“Remember to view yourself and your humanness with a kind heart.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“Everything assumes a different intensity when you are feeling the pain of loss. Be prepared. A minor annoyance that you might once have managed with a shrug now becomes a nuclear crisis! You are no doubt going to do things perfectly imperfectly. That is part of our path as humans. Forget about striving for perfection while dealing with grief! If you beat yourself up every time you forget something, have a breakdown, or don't do something correctly then you're going to end up very black and blue. I guarantee you won't want to look in the mirror! So be kinder and more patient with yourself.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“It's my own deep-rooted feeling that our souls never truly die and that life continues in some way. I know I need to have patience as my beliefs continue to evolve with my personal growth. As I've looked around at the things I do have in my life, I've gradually started to trust in life again, little by little. I think, "How could all of these other amazing things come into my life if there was not something larger than me?”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“It is true that the grief journey is very lonely, but it is also up to you to decide just how lonely you will make it.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“Journeying through grief is one of the most "normal human" experiences you can have. Nevertheless, all too frequently the heartbroken seem to feel alienated by society. Unfortunately in our culture, we are taught to hold our feelings in. If someone asks us, "How are you doing today?" the expected answer is, "I'm okay." But what if you aren't okay? You obviously don't want to go into a monologue of why you're not okay, but sometimes you feel as if you're going to explode if you can't "tell off" that well-meaning person for even daring to ask you such a thing in the first place!”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“In the first year of my grief, there were times when I felt like hiding my personal story of loss and other times when I wanted to wear a sign on my body that read "Be nice to me, I'm grieving," or "Don't tick me off; I've already got the world on my shoulders," or maybe even "BEWARE - don't upset the widow!" I needed a variety of signs that I could switch out depending on my daily mood.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“I used to feel afraid of the future, always assuming the worst. But now I've realized that my worst fears have already happened, and I've survived them! I've walked into the fire and made it out alive. Only the loss of a close loved one could have "woken me up" to reality in the same way.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“The truth is, we never know what life will bring us and we don't have as much control as we might think we have. But we CAN choose how we walk through life and how we spend our time.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“It is important to recognize when you have been detached from life for too long. The fact is you are still alive, and I can only imagine that your loved one would want you to go on living. I highly doubt they would have said to you, "When or if I die before you, I want you to spend the rest of your life sitting on a couch staring at the wall. Please fulfill this important task for me.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope
“Some of the choices you make might not always turn out to be the best ones, but at least you are learning as you go.”
Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope