What Día de Muertos Can Teach Us About Healthy Grieving

Despite the universality of death, many of us are not very comfortable with it — or with the grieving process.

“The dominant culture in the US does not want to focus on sorrow and loss, grief, illness, aging or death. People who are grieving frequently report receiving messages that they need to ‘move on,’ achieve ‘closure’ or ‘get over it’ more than they are invited to continue sharing the story of their loss,” says Taryn Lindhorst, director of the Center for Oncology and Palliative Care Social Work at the University of Washington School of Social Work.

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