Many of us are aware of the pain and suffering of dying, death and bereavement. However, are we able to experience this pain and suffering and remain fully alive or do we merely exist? When we encounter tragic news and loss either our own or someones else's, how do we respond?
How we each respond to loss and devastating news is unique and very personal. Our hope is that ones means for coping will lead one to find meaning and purpose in this new way of life. Often times, one draws on the support of loved ones, rituals, cultural traditions, religion, nature or soul work to seek consolation and comfort.