When the unthinkable occurs in one’s life, the heart and mind instantly start to search for answers, relevant explanations, or subconsciously; an escape. Everything your brain does in the moments and days after a tragic loss is meant to protect you from the underlying pain. Your brain is trying to keep you distracted from the truth in an effort to help you push through. There’s a process we go through and there’s really no way to circumvent the steps. The stages we…