“Grief has no timeline and never really ends because the opportunity to miss our loved ones continues until we die. So, the question isn’t, ‘When will I stop grieving?’ The question is, ‘How do I learn to grieve and live my life at the same time’?”
5 STAGES OF GRIEF
Denial • Anger • Bargaining • Depression • Acceptance
Grief is the emotional response to loss, particularly the physical loss of a loved one through death, be it a person or pet. Grief can be a response to any loss: a relationship, a job, a home, a dream, a missed opportunity, a chance to correct a past mistake, or a regret. Words and actions can also affect grief: actions implemented or actions not taken; actions, or the non-actions, of others. Grief can be the result of words spoken or unspoken. Unresolved or unaddressed, grief can create a damaging ripple effect—emotional, physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual and philosophical.
Black Mold (noun)
A fungus with spores that grows when trapped in warm, damp, dark, enclosed areas, that can trigger an allergic reaction in the immune system of those living close enough to breathe it. Unless properly treated/addressed, black mold will not die and the harmful effects can continue uninterrupted, even years after the initial spore ignites. Associated illnesses caused by black mold are often misdiagnosed, leading to a delay in returning to good health.