August 30, 2012

Another important project. I really believe in what Music for the Soul does. Steve Siler has a real heart for helping hurting people…regardless of what is causing the pain. He wants to reach us all!

Music for the Soul Blog

“Grief is a journey, often perilous and without clear direction,” writes author Molly Fumia. “The experience of grieving cannot be ordered or categorized, hurried or controlled, pushed aside or ignored indefinitely. It is inevitable as breathing, as change, as love. It may be postponed, but it will not be denied.” 1

Sooner or later all of us grieve as we experience the death of someone we love. Carving out a new normal afterward can be an excruciating task and everyone will do it in the way that is right for him or her.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross proposed the following pattern of phases many people experience:

  1. Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.”
  2. Anger: “Why is this happening? Who is to blame?”
  3. Bargaining: “Make this not happen, and in return I will ____.”
  4. Depression: “I’m too sad to do anything.”
  5. Acceptance: “I’m at peace with what has happened.”

While these are often…

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