Quote of the Day

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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”

                                                 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross 

There are times you read something and it just hits you in the gut with explosive force, perhaps because of the beauty of the prose, the fact that you relate to it so viscerally, or – like in cases such as this Quote of the Day – both at the same time.

Before today I wasn’t familiar with name Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, but now I realize how influential she was in her long and accomplished life.

Per Ms. Kübler-Ross’s bio on Goodreads:

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, a pioneer in Near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969), where she first discussed what is now known as the Kübler-Ross model. In this work she proposed the now famous Five Stages of Grief as a pattern of adjustment. These five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. In general, individuals experience most of these stages, though in no defined sequence, after being faced with the reality of their impending death. The five stages have since been adopted by many as applying to the survivors of a loved one’s death, as well.

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