There Are No Life Jackets in the Sea of Grief

Early on during my grieving process I grew tired of well meaning people telling me time will heal me.  I smiled politely and went on grieving privately. In Dancing Alone: Learning to Live Again I write:

“I am impatient with the grieving process. In the end, I want to trust God to lead me. I’m not fully on board with the trusting part. Change is difficult. I have a simple choice: drown or swim. There is no in between. There are no life jackets in the sea of grief.”

Dancing Alone: Learning to Live Again is available in print and eBook formats worldwide. eBooks can be downloaded from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo and

Author: Ray Calabrese

I am an optimistic, can do, and never quit guy. The spirit of hope indelibly marks my DNA. My research at The Ohio State University helped people discover the best in themselves and change their personal lives, public organizations, and whole communities. I bring the same spirit and enthusiasm to my blog to help those who grieve who find themselves suddenly alone, navigate their grieving. Join my more than 24,300Twitter (@alwaysgoodstuff). I promise my tweets are always good stuff. Please feel free to email me at

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