For some of us, the beautiful memories of the one we love are as close as yesterday. For many others, watching their loved one battle a disease or mental illness can be painful and stressful during those months or years causing much heartache before the one we love passes on. We all must allow ourselves to fully grieve and mourn a loss because working through the pain will allow us to use the beautiful memories to heal. An important step during this process is to let go of guilt and blame because the one you love is at peace therefore you too can be at peace. Your loved one would want to be remembered for the joy they brought you not the pain because they were a beautiful spirit trapped in an ill body. Take a deep breath, reach for the beautiful memories to help heal your broken heart and know there is happy healthy life after a loss.
Read How to Overcome the Death of a Loved One on the Gaiam blog.