Thoughts and Advice: “The reactions of grief are not like recipes”

This New York Time’s article, shared with me by a close friends’ mother, tackles some of the helpful things you can do and say after someone looses a loved one. Jane Brody’s writing is beautiful, thoughtful, and helpful for people struggling to figure out how to support a friend through a loss. Here is a little piece of the wonderful article:

“Many caring people have cautioned me to take care of myself — to be sure to eat well and exercise regularly — but thankfully no one has told me how to grieve. As Rabbi Grollman wrote in his book of poems:

There is no way to predict

how you will feel.

The reactions of grief are

not like recipes,

with given ingredients,

and certain results.

Each person mourns in a

different way.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/health/18brod.html?emc=eta1

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