Friends, are you hiding from your feelings and emotions, or pushing them away and thinking, hoping, and wishing they will “get better” or “go away” with time? I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it just doesn’t work that way. Time alone won’t heal your pain, grief doesn’t just disappear with time. It will wait until you are ready to face it.

Acknowledging and allowing yourself to feel your emotions is a crucial step in the healing process. It can be frightening to confront grief head-on, you may fear becoming overwhelmed or consumed by it. But friend, avoidance will only prolong the pain, and it will prevent you from truly healing!

Emotions are not permanent states; they come and go like waves. By learning to witness your grief, recognize the various emotions that arise, and giving yourself permission to feel them, you can begin the healing journey.

Remember, healing from grief takes time and patience. There’s no fixed timeline, and it’s okay to have good and bad days. By allowing ourselves to feel and acknowledging our emotions, we take a step towards healing and finding strength in vulnerability.