Many times when people hear the word grief, they immediately think of death. But by definition, grief is just the natural response to loss. Believe it or not, we’re grieving more than we know. Sometimes it’s the physical loss of a person, a job, a relationship, or even the loss of a situation such as “the way things were.” Allow yourself to grieve on behalf of whatever it is. Feel the emotions of it all. Understand that grief is actually a very integral part of the human experience and when we don’t acknowledge it or we try to rush through it, it can actually be to our detriment. Mindfulness reminds us to take the necessary steps in order to move forward and be at peace.