Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Good Grief!

How often we hear that phrase.

Good grief!

Yet, when one experiences a loss of life, a love, a limb, one's name, or a home, for example, grieving is necessary to get through the tunnel.

Like the Detroit/Windsor tunnel.

Light is all I aim for when navigating that tunnel.

Like the dark surrounding me in that tunnel, so grief envelopes peope hurting over loss of a job, a reputation from gossip, or, foreclosure on their home, to illustrate my point.

Good grief is a process one treks to avoid depression.

Swallowing one's grief, one's loss of a parent or spouse, one feels depression.

And, time later, often years, one wonders why he or she is depressed.

Failure to grieve a loss causes depression.

The Mondays of November from 7-8:30 pm, persons grieving or mourning are welcome to a good grief growth group I lead at the historic Sacred Heart Church, 18430 Utica Road, Roseville, MI., 48066. To register, call 586 777 9116.  The cost is $5 per session.

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