Growing around grief

August is grief awareness month.  Each month, the End of Life Essentials Project features a fact sheet, or poster, to share with your colleagues or print for your notice board.  The image here is from Growing Around Grief.  It depicts the notion that, while we may think that the feelings of grief and loss diminish over time, for many, that is not their experience.  Rather, it could be that the grief is not shrinking however that life continues to grow around it.  Life goes on and grief becomes something that life grows around and integrates.

Growing Around Grief has many other articles and resources to share on the subject of understanding grief.