We all know we are born and we die, but do we really think about dying? I did not until I experienced the death of my parents. That was difficult but I was in my late 40s at the time and just pushed it to the deep recesses of my mind. Then my husband died, well now I was made to face the fact that we all leave this world at some point. At the time of his death, I was told that grief was a journey we had to go through not around. I have learned that those are some of the truest words I ever heard. We need to travel that road and it is NOT easy. Grief is littered with emotions, tears, pain both mental and physical., joy. fear, confusion, laughter, more confusion, questions, guilt. I am sure you could add to the list from your own experience. The positive nugget here is if you commit to the journey there is a destination. I believe it is a new discovery of oneself. This leads to a rediscovery of happiness, peace. It takes time but if you take the journey and do the work you WILL ARRIVE.! I will share more about grief in future posts. I encourage you to think about how you have dealt with death, how it has changed you, and share your thoughts in the comments.