A Grief Support Blog

This blog will allow you the opportunity to acquire both support and guidance after experiencing a significant loss.

When Should You Do Your Grief Work?

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Have you ever heard that it takes half the time you were with someone to get over them? Or that it takes a certain amount of time to grieve the death of a loved one?


Sadly, these mainstream ideas give people a false sense of what it takes to heal their heart. As if time on its own magically has the power to help. Sure, time may lessen the intensity of emotional pain, but it does not heal.


Need proof? Do you know someone that is still heartbroken from a death or breakup that happened over five, ten or twenty years ago? I bet you do.


What about you? Are you still carrying baggage from something that happened during childhood? 


If time healed, wouldn’t five or ten years be long enough?


People often ask us when they should start using The Grief Recovery Method. The answer is different for everybody depending on the loss you’ve experienced and when you have the willingness to do it. 


The key, however, is to not wait many years to say goodbye to pain and unfinished emotions. That doesn’t help you, It doesn’t help the people around you and it doesn’t honor the memory of who died. 


Waiting for years is too much time to sit in devastating pain and feelings. Plus, over time, we all experience more losses and pain which means, if you don’t do the work you could end up with a whole backpack full of unresolved “issues”. 


Make today the day you decide to heal.

Make today the day that you get started with The Grief Recovery Method.


We will give you the tools to work on what is still painful and holding you back and gently guide you to say goodbye to that pain. All you have to do is show up and have a little bit of  willingness. 


You know what’s more painful than taking an honest look at your pain? Allowing your emotional pain to become your new normal.


Join our 90-Day Heal Your Heart Challenge today and get on the road to recovery.


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