When Grieving, There Are No Vacations

Grieving is tough work. There are no vacations. M used the metaphor of fish swimming upstream to spawn to help me out. Here is an excerpt from Dancing Alone: Learning to Live Again:

“M placed her drink on the table and leaned forward as she said, “Swimming upstream is a courageous act, but you understand it’s built into our DNA if we trust life. The herring and salmon intuitively trust life. The life force is within them. As humans, the life force is present. It is just as strong in us as it is in the herring and salmon. Yet, it becomes complicated because we have the freedom of choice. We can say yes to life or we can quit and fold the tent. Swim upstream, Ray. Swim upstream.”

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 eBooks2go.com

Excerpt From Dancing Alone: Learning to Live Again by Ray Calabrese. This material is protected by copyright.


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 ray.brese@gmail.com.

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