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What is Grief?

Grief can be caused by a multitude of circumstances and situations such as chronic illnesses, trauma, relationships, substance abuse, and other life events.


A Pathway From Grief, Inc., addresses the grief of a mother after she has spent endless days and nights in a hospital with her chronically ill child. After the unfortunate loss of her child, she is supported in seeing that life can be enjoyed, love can be given, and happiness can be received beyond the loss and grieving of her child.


Grief is a normal and natural internal reaction due to the death of your child, and; no two people will ever grieve the same.  The death of a child can cause a Mother to experience conflicting feelings.  To name a few, you can experience rock bottom sadness, uncontrollable tears, an outburst of anger, or complete shutdown without any conversation for days.


High blood pressure is known to be a silent killer.  Guess what?  Grief too can be a silent killer if not addressed.  Avoiding grief can lead to addictions such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, inability to focus and maintain your job and household responsibilities, panic attacks and much more, all of these symptoms can change the life you have worked so hard to establish.


The only escape from grief is to ...actually go through the grief!


Mourning is grief inside out.  Mourning is showing and doing by taking steps towards your healing; steps away from the grief. 


You are mourning when you cry, talk to someone about the death, write in a journal, put together a photo display, or write a thank-you note for a casserole you received.  These are all acts of mourning.


Grief is what you think and feel on the inside, and mourning is when you express that grief outside of yourself.

Still have questions?  Email me at and I will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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