The loss of a loved one can become a paralyzing thing. It’s easy to wake up with consistent pain, and have to go throughout the day in consistent pain. It can feel like all of the energy and excitement for life has been completely sucked out of us. The simplest tasks seem impossible. This is a normal symptom of grief. It will take some time to heal from the experience. Not to mention how the person died. Perhaps, we watched a loved one deteriorate over time or have regrets as to how we could have done things differently, and now its too late. I do not claim to be an expert at all on grief, but I will share some of the things I’ve learned along the way from mentors, support groups, and personal experience, and hopefully, it will help someone else going through a painful time of grief.