Jeanette (Prysiaznuik) Shewchuk
Jeanette (Prysiaznuik) Shewchuk

Book Blog - Grief

      I decided to search for some direction and relief from all the emotional turmoil.  I connected with a Hospice and Palliative Care Group. They initially would phone me and listen while I tried to spill out my inner pain.  I also attended group meetings, suggestions were given as how to redefine oneself, having lost a Loved one - either by death or divorce; how to move forward into the next phase of one's life. 

     Being together with "like minded people" in similar situations was very supportive. It was comforting to know you weren't the only one experiencing similar feelings and issues. For a lot of those that attended, it was very helpful, and I would certainly recommend that you do get in touch with such groups that may be available in your community.

     Always being a bit of a loner, I found walking very beneficial.  I would listen to audio books on my mp3  player as I walked long distances, still looking for answers.

     What really served my soul was volunteering. To be of service to others, drew my mind away from self and focused on others. My life felt worthwhile and there was a  lot of peace and contentment in my heart on my drive home.