Good Grief! This Might be for You!

“We grieve whenever something or someone we value and are attached to is taken away from us.” -Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

So often we associate grief with physical death.  And it is mostly within this context that we use the  word “grief.”  But as the above quote tells us, and the recent pandemic confirms, we can grieve over many things: the loss of our health and abilities, loss of certain freedoms, loss of a relationship, loss of a job, moving, children leaving home.  The list can go on and on.  The truth is, we might feel terrible inside and not even realize that what we are experiencing is grief.  

And in order to deal with our grief we need to mourn.  Wolfelt defines mourning as “grief gone public.”  We need to share it with others, tell our story (sometimes over and over again) before we can find acceptance and move forward.  So SRW wants to give you the opportunity to do that. 

August 2nd, at 4:00PM  on the Grounds of SRW (Bring a lawn chair)

Everyone will have an opportunity to talk about losses they have experienced due to or during Covid19.  We will then offer ideas that will hopefully help you to cope, find acceptance and move forward.  There will be some handouts so please call and let us know if you plan to attend.  Call 216-731-1515

Nathan Raddell

Ss. Robert & William Catholic School and Parish

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