Posts by Norrie Beach

Norrie Beach is a freelance writer and blogger who is passionate about mental health and wellness. She is always seeking to improve herself and others, and she particularly loves writing about overcoming grief, managing anxiety, and achieving mindfulness. Read more of her writing on Medium at https://norriebeach.medium.com/.

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4 Powerful Lessons I’ve Learned from Grief Since My Mom Died Suddenly

“Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.” ~Mariska Hargitay

At 6:07 pm on July 18, 2020, I was sitting on the couch with my boyfriend. It was a Saturday night, and I had canceled plans with my friends because I had a migraine. I had eaten dinner already, and I was in my pajamas, watching TV. My phone rang—my dad. “I’ll call …