Thanks to Jo-Anne, counsellor at the Kamloops Hospice Association, for coming to speak with us about grief today. She shared that grief is a natural and internal response to losing something.
Mourning is the outward expression of our grief and facilitates the healing process. It is an important part of grief. It is normal to want to avoid painful experiences, but it can be harmful to shut down and not experience it.
Mourning can also be expressed privately, through journaling and reflecting away from the business of life.