The Painting Spot

Dad's Painting Spot 

Dad's Painting Spot 

Sometimes the discomfort of grief keeps us from doing the things we once did with our loved ones, we avoid the triggers and memories, we avoid the sights, sounds, spaces, and places that our physical experience and memories with the person are closely tied. Grief is a natural process, and when left unresolved it can become emotional trauma, and avoidance strategies kick in and lead to toxic behaviours and breakdowns in the connections to kinship and land. As the result of colonization our people experienced so much loss and sometimes haven't had the opportunity to grief or forgot how to grief in a healthy and natural way, which is why today it so important to learn to dive in and process our grief, sit in it, and let it do what it does naturally.