“Doing” and “being” in grief – Part 1

I’m coming up on a year now, a year since death invaded my heart once again and left me reeling. You might be thinking ‘What? She’s a grief counselor, she works with grieving people and children every day, it’s what she does…she should be used to doing grief by now’ ‘Doing’ grief is different from ‘being’ in grief. Here’s the ‘doing’ part: It started last year at this time – beginning of summer – warm sunshine, care-free time of the year. Father’s Day last year, Dad (my father-in-law of 42 years) had an ‘incident’.  Dad had been caring for Mom who had been diagnosed…

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