When sadness, grief, and depression are necessary

Welcoming the gifts of the Sadness Family

In times of upheaval, loss, and trouble, many emotions will step forward to offer their gifts and their unique forms of genius.

If you don’t know this, you may mistakenly respond to multiple emotions as if they’re problems in and of themselves. You don’t have to; there is another way.

All emotions bring you help and support, and all emotions have value, especially in times of loss and trouble. Sadness, grief, and depression are required in times like these, and it’s important to know why they arise, how they work, and how to work with them.


If you’d like to learn more about these marvelous emotions, you can read these individual posts about sadness, grief, and depression:

Welcoming the Gifts of Sadness

Grief: The Deep River of the Soul

Ingenious Stagnation: Understanding Depression



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