Growing Around Your Grief By Grief Uncensored
The word Grief was first mentioned in the 13th Century. However, it was in 1969 that Elisabeth Kübler Ross would study Grief and come up with the 5 common stages of grief popularly known as DADBA.
Her work paved way for many other people who would later come up with more stages of grief, types of grief e.t.c.
Grief Uncensored chapter 2’s theme is Growing Around Your Grief. Deep calleth unto deep, and I have learned how to grow around my own different kinds of grief.
I have met people in this few months whose stories gave me the wings to organise this second edition.
The theme is borrowed from a class I attend and the facilitator for the day taught us on grief and her final remarks as the class ended were ”if you forget everything do not forget these words: You are supposed to Grow around your Grief.”
Every topic was picked from a conversation I have had with different people who had experienced a different kind of Grief than my own, yet the impact the loss had left in their lives was one that we cannot ignore.
When I began this journey, I told my own story of how the loss of my parents had incapacitated me. I didn’t know that my telling of my story would lead me to hearing and honouring their stories ,their journey that are different than my own yet significant.
If I can be it, I can share it, and I can teach it. Then my being will be a demonstration for so many people.