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What does "Progress" Mean in Grief?

Day 83: What Does “Progress” Mean in Grief?

A couple days ago I mentioned the words that don’t seem right when it comes to grief. These include “healing, recovery, getting better, and progress.”

To someone who is grieving, especially early on in a grief journey, each of these words are a bit absurd. However, as time moves forward, I have noticed that many want to understand what constitutes “progress” when it comes to their journey.

“Progression” might look to the outside world (and even to my clients) as “getting worse.” We as a society have mislabeled “worse.” Experiencing the intense emotions of grief and finding ways to stay connected to our person on a daily basis is the actual goal, as it is our wise biological healing at work. This is progress.

Welcome to my 100-day project. I hope to provide a daily offering on something grief-related. I am a grief therapist and educator working with people in Oregon, Washington, DC, Maryland, and Maine. This feed is in honor of each person who has trusted me with their stories and wisdom during their grief journey. I hope that others may benefit from simple and straightforward talk about a topic that can be difficult.

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