7 Principles of Grief
The Seven Principles of Human Grief:
Principle One: There is no one right way to grieve.
Principle Two: You cannot fix or cure grief.
Principle Three: There is no universal timetable for the grief journey.
Principle Four: Every loss is a multiple loss.
Principle Five: Change = Loss = Grief
Principle Six: We grieve old loss while grieving new loss.
Principle Seven: We grieve when a loss has occurred or is threatened.
"Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings" -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
"Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them." -Tolstoy
"Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. -Earl A. Grollman
Reference: 'Helping Grieving People-When tears are not enough,
A Handbook for Care Providers' by J. Shep Jeffreys, EdD., FT