4 Tips For Dealing With Grief

There is no way to predict how grief will manifest itself. Each experience is unique and will require something different of you. Feel what you feel when you feel it, but then give yourself permission to heal.

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Everyone feels alone, it’s fine

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I’ve learned to find value in a handful of quality friends over a crowd of people who I’m not truly connected with. I’ve learned to appreciate those relationships that manage to survive the highs and lows life, because they make you feel less alone. They make your tragedies feel less isolating and your celebrations that much more meaningful. They meet you where you are, and everyone needs that sometimes.

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Everything Falls Apart Together

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I don’t know why everything in life seems to happen at one time. Nothing feels gradual. Everything falls apart at the same time, or comes together all at once and you’re left in the middle of this shitstorm of emotion and anxiety just waiting for things to settle. Just waiting for things to calm down for a little bit so you can breathe. Trying to tread water and keep your head above the surface.

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The Artist’s Guide to Disappointment

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It dawned on me the other day that not everybody’s great with dealing with disappointment. Being a writer in LA, it’s a thing that I’ve become really good at. Like, that should be a line on my resume: “Deals with disappointment well”. It’s part of the game. You’ll hear a hundred “no”s for every “yes”, and that’s life. You deal with it, because you know what you want and you know what it takes to get it.

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