I hope that you are moving along on your grief journey, which does not mean “getting over” it.
Remember the Loops of Recovery? If not, look at my earlier blog post and my book (page 15). Each part of the loop is important — the downward loop and the upward loop. Both are a necessary part of the grief journey.
But to “move along” takes some action. I coined the phrase The Buffet Approach to Healing. That means that you are going to take a little of this and a little of that to help you on the Road. You might call a friend who is sensitive and supportive, you might journal, take a walk in nature, go to a grief support group, see a therapist who specializes in grief, or try some Expressive Arts to access both sides of your brain. The more (and varied) tools that you use, the smoother the Road to healing will be.
Often I hear feedback about my book that is extremely positive but people may mention that they didn’t finish the whole thing. There are some very valuable nuggets at the end and at the Appendix. I urge you to take a look.
In fact, these tools are good for life in general, even when you are not in bereavement. I’d appreciate it if you ask a friend to sign up for my Newsletter. The more Courage Road grows, the more we help those in need.