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Grief Education
Grief is...The Three “N's”

1. Normal ~
Grief is normal, because our human response to loss has always been to express grief. When we are born, our response to the loss of the comfort and safety of the womb is to cry. Grief is the space God gives us to feel feelings of loss and separation.

2. Natural ~
Naturally expressing our inner feelings of sadness through tears or activities such as exercise can rid the body of toxic stress chemicals and elicit supportive communion from our family and friends.

2. Necessary ~
Necessary, for many studies have shown that grief denied is merely grief delayed. Many somatic complaints that land people in hospitals or other doctors' care have their foundation in emotional pain.

In This Area —
Monica's Story We Are… We Are Not… | Disclaimer
A Better Understanding Top Ten Touchstones of Grief
Grief is...: The Three N's More Than A Place To Mourn
Companioning: The Five L's Grief Resources List
About Patrick V. Dean, MEd. the Common Ground of Grief Series

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