Losing My Mother, Finding Myself

A year ago I lost my mother. Kindred Spirits magazine published an article I wrote about my journey. You can read it here. Grieving is, of course, a personal process for each of us, but losing someone we love is an inevitable part of being human. The choice each of us must make is to either sadly cling to "what was" wishing we still had the relationship, or to celebrate the relationship and what we learned from being in that relationship. There is no right or wrong way to go through this. Each emotion that rises to the surface is what must be felt and experienced.....as long as we don't lose ourselves along the way. My friend, Sara, told me after reading my article that she now understood th

Pia Orleane, Ph.D.

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