1. We focus more on how someone died than how they lived, and yet, up until that very moment, we avoid talking about death at all costs. Talking about death won't kill you or make death come on faster.
2. Life IS about the little things. When all is said and done, the small pleasures in life that bring you pure joy count just as much as those "big" "life changing" moments.
3. Everything in life is bittersweet, and that's ok. There is more life ahead of you than behind you. It can be bitter AND it can be sweet.
4. There's no way out but through.
5. You are not alone. Someone, somewhere knows exactly how you're feeling and would love to connect with someone else who "gets it", too.
After losing both of her parents to brain cancer in the last two years (when she was 26 and 28 years old), Rachel Reichblum started her Instagram account @ThatGoodGrief chronicling quotes that have resonated with her, reflections on her day-to-day with grief, and the professional resources she's found. She's providing content for others in this terrible club so we feel less alone, and sharing resources to the friends and extended family who want to help, but really just don't know where to start. She lives in San Francisco.