It has been said that we are all either entering, in the middle of, or coming out of a storm in our lives. The journey through loss and grief is a universal yet highly personal experience…one that can be frightening, disorienting, and filled with great stress and feelings of uncertainty.
How do we define grief? An excellent definition is: “Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behavior.” Russell Friedman
Clearly, we understand the grief associated with losing a loved one; but it also applies to the changes in life that each of us may go through, such as:
- health challenges, including serious diagnoses
- changing roles in life
- job loss/career change
- financial challenges
- loss of friendship
- changing schools
- loss of a pet
- more, including the current pandemic!
Further, people of all ages are affected by loss and need support as they process their emotions and try to move forward. Moved by the growing sense of loss and grief in our world today, Vicki has recently become a Certified Master Grief Coach and is able to offer holistic support to you or your loved ones on this journey so that you can find the calm in your storm. To find out more, we encourage you to call 571-364-5251 or 844-787-3935, Ext. 5 to schedule a free 20 minute consultation.
Donna Stephens, BCN, CNHP, LDHS
Vicki Kolbe, CMGC, CNHP, DHP