Grief and loss and life transitions

At one point or another, life gets interrupted, and we have questions. We want to understand some of the thoughts and feelings racing through our heads and hearts, and our sometimes worrying, out-of-character reactions and behaviours.

Most people associate grief with death, but grief is a natural reaction to any type of loss. People may grieve any change in their lives because there is a loss of “what once was.” Even a promotion at work can cause a person to grieve the loss of familiarity and comfort of the old job and a close circle of co-workers.

We humans have this uncanny resilience that helps us survive life’s toughest moments. What creates our life’s path is what happens in the fallout of those moments – what we believe, how we think, and how we choose to act. The wiring in our minds can become out of sorts which can be a frightening or concerning experience.  One should never walk his or her grief journey alone when there is someone there to help out in some way.

Laurie M. Martin’s mission is to help people understand, move through, and grow from the life experiences that interrupt their joy and purpose in life.  Through her experience, she has come to believe that without appropriate support, people can take the wrong path in life, causing more life interruptions than necessary.

How Life Interrupted helps:

  • Workshops
  • Individual or family grief support
  • “Good Grief” group support program

[if there is a way to pull out a quote from Laurie as a graphic element]

“I’m often asked point blank, ‘Am I grieving the right way?’ My answer?  There is no defined way to grieve. It’s as individual as you are. Grief is a complex process guided by our experiences, religious beliefs, socio-economic situation, physical health, and the cause of the loss. Anger, love, frustration, fear, loneliness and guilt are all part of grief.”

-Laurie M. Martin