We all want our boundaries to be respected, and many of us fear that a boundary will break a relationship. If we don’t reply to that email, if we don’t follow that person back, if we don’t go to that wedding even though we can’t afford it... will we still be loved, appreciated, valued?
The grief of death is obvious. We can recognize that one when we see it or experience it. It’s harder for all of us to recognize grief in its other forms — when the subject of our sorrow isn’t the death of a person but the loss of something else.
When we found out our founder Nora McInerny's TED talk on grief was the #4 TED Talk of 2019, we were super proud but not at all surprised. Because grief is the universal experience that still puzzles all of us.