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  • Writer's pictureTanya Mathison

Day 20- “What activities help to create that healthy distraction from your nonstop grief & loss?”

For the longest time I thought it was never OK to even take a break from my grief and loss journey. I felt I needed to stay in it and feel every second of this pain and sorrow. How could I ever be happy again, my son was gone & a part of my heart was broken forever.

However, staying in the thickness of my grief and sorrow from day to day, from month to month, from year to year only made me more tired, completely exhausted and utterly lonely.

From one mother who’s lost a child to another, I want you to know, though you may feel that we can never be happy again or maybe even deserve to feel happy again, I want you to just consider to put your grief and loss journey book up on the shelf from time to time. So you can feel the sunshine, to feel the breeze, to hold someone’s hand, just sit outside to see the sunset or anything that could be a healthy distraction to take you away from your grief and loss journey just for but a moment.

Our grief and loss journeys do-not define us. Our trauma stories do-not define us.

You are worthy of living.

You are worthy of feeling.

You are worthy of being present.

You are worthy of love.

I care about you. I care about what you want. I would like to extend an invitation to you, to identify one small thing to assist you as you deal with the overwhelm from grief and loss.

I know this can be scary to put yourself out there but I guarantee that this tool will be so helpful for you that you will be able to start applying it today. I have a special spot reserved for you can’t wait to connect with you.

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