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What Grief Awareness Day Means to Me

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I’m writing this on National Grief Awareness Day — Monday the 30th of August if you don’t buy into the idea of having “days” for things.

As anyone who has experienced any form of grief in their life will be aware, every day can be grief awareness day. When a loss has happens, it feels ever present; it weighs on us, makes anxious messes of us, overwhelms us and irritates and frustrates us as though the air is filled with sand.

Some days it doesn’t. Some days we are fine! Some days we even … (whisper) forget. Although that one, certainly in the early days of any loss, can leave us feeling extreme guilt and send us into a shame spiral leaving us doubting whether we are the “world’s worst person.” Or that last one might just be me.

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