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Grief is not a disease. It is not an emotional problem or dysfunction. It is not something to avoid. Grieving is a very normal response to personal loss. It is natural. It is a process. And it is the best medicine when living through loss and tragedy. As we understand this, we realize that we wouldn’t want it any other way. We want to grieve when a loved one dies, simply because we have loved. We want to grief when we leave a beloved home or property because it means a lot to us. We want to grieve when our status in life is not longer the same. When we grieve well, we do not suffer. (donnamann.org grieve grow/WinterGriefWinterGrief cover)

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Consider ways that naming and releasing emotions has been helpful to you during grief.