Monday Meditation: Grief’s one-two punch

Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.

-Anne Roiphe

The first part of grief is the easy part, believe it or not. The second part can be more challenging. Don’t be afraid to pursue the dreams you had before or to try new things. Don’t allow others to tell you how you have to live, this remaking is your choice.

Your lost loved one wouldn’t want you to stop living because of their absence. Travel to the places you and your loved one spoke of and have adventures, move into your new life grateful that you had such a wonderful partner by your side for as long as you did. Grow and explore in ways that will make your loved one proud.

Take Part II one day at a time. There is no rush to remake your life. It will fall into place as needed.

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Published by ancarroll

Alexandra N. Carroll is an author, grief advocate, crafter, mother, and partner. She writes on grief and self-care from her home in Vermont. Her forthcoming book concerns how to untangle life-after-loss through the creation of a strong self-care plan.

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