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Showing posts from July, 2016

June 28 Restore

Our final class of the school year, kids.  I was a bit sad to say goodbye to each of you.  For some, our paths will cross this summer; for others, we may touch base periodically. I am so grateful to have shared this practice with you each Tuesday.  Have a grand and glorious summer.

The Inspiration
Accepting Loss - Food for Thought
Many moons ago, far far away, in a galaxy called my college years, I took a course called "Death and Dying".  There was a prerequisite for the course.  The student must have had a death of a person that was close to them.  My two grandparents had passed within 6 months of each other, so I qualified.

Throughout the course, we followed Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's  1969 book, "On Death and Dying".  In her book, she proposes that grief and loss occur in five stages.  

1. Denial and Isolation
2. Anger
3. Bargaining
4. Depression
5. Acceptance

Those experiencing grief and loss may not follow the stages in order, or may not even experience a stage at all.…