Losing loved ones can be devastating. The ensuing grief is hardly easy to cope with. While avoiding and ignoring grief is a common response, it can end up being unhealthy. As Brené Brown said, “We cannot selectively numb emotions. When we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” Lean into your grief as you might lean into an ocean wave on the beach. You can’t go around it. The more you lean into your grief, the easier it will be to find healing.