Permission to Grieve, Part II (Permission to Heal)


In addition to giving yourself permission to grieve, it’s just as essential to give yourself permission to heal.

That may sound obvious – isn’t healing the point? Healing and changing is part of the grieving process, but the moments in which the pain subsides or the days that pass without heartache can often bring feelings of guilt, as though you are forgetting about your pet. Sometimes it even feels as though the grief we feel is our last connection to our pet and as it lessens, we are moving forward in our lives without them. Keep in mind that grieving is arduous work and taking breaks to honor the pain, progress and healing that is taking place is part of the journey.

When it comes to grieving, each person is incredibly different and unique. What works for one person may not work for the next person. Try to tune in to how your body, heart and mind are impacted and to give yourself permission to feel what you are feeling, no more or no less, no more quickly or slowly.

Even through your heartache and tears, give yourself permission to be right where you are today.

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