Grief tests our resilience and teaches us more about life than death

Today, I came across the website Option B (, which is focused on resilience. The website’s tag line is: “Resilience is like a muscle. We’re here to help you build it.”

There’s a thought-provoking article from April 2017 by Arianna Huffington about the need to embrace grief. She writes:

“There are few things that test our resilience more than the death of a loved one. Grief can be isolating and grueling and feel insurmountable. But it’s also true that there is nothing that can teach us more about life than death. And when we allow ourselves to receive the lessons that death can teach us, we’ll be more resilient when facing whatever challenges life brings us.”

Here’s a link to the article:

Grief isn’t about ‘closure.’ Nor is it something to overcome or get past. It’s something to lean into, to embrace.
By Arianna Huffington
April 2017
Option B