Guest Post –¬†David Miller – Overcoming Grief: Steps You Can Take to Forge Your Own Path from Grieving to Healing Grief can be all-encompassing. In the midst of it, life grinds to a halt. The mental, emotional, and physical energy you used to devote to your daily tasks is now devoted to grieving. When my sister died in a car accident seven years ago, my grief was so demanding that I took an extended leave of absence from work a year after her death, just to deal with the overwhelming loss. During this time, grief consumed most of each day. As a result, I could only manage to accomplish one or two things a day: Take one phone call, wash a sink-full of dishes, do a load of laundry.¬† On the worst days, my grief felt like a leaden weight, confining me to my apartment or my bed, where I spent the day missing my sister. Grief was not so much an emotion as much as a full-time job, without the pay and...
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