Woman Shares Her Ingenious ‘Ball In The Box’ Method Of Dealing With Grief


Life can be stressful, even depressing at times, and it can get worse when you lose someone you care about. Lauren Herschel took to Twitter and shared her ‘ball in the box’ analogy that was passed on to her by her doctor.

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Lauren’s Twitter bio is pretty impressive,

“Coffee. Wine. Kindness. Gave a kidney to a stranger once. Servant to two rescue dogs. Ontarian turned Albertan. Random fact knower. Story teller.”

Little did we know, she had an amazing analogy method of dealing with grief up her sleeve.

“After what has been a surprisingly okayish Christmas, I had a moment today in SuperStore. Saw a lady who reminded me of my 92yo grandma, who even in the early stages of dementia, completely understood that my mom died,” Lauren starts off.

Grief is like this…

The ball is huge…

It gets smaller…

“For most people, the ball never really goes away. It might hit less and less and you have more time to recover between hits, unlike when the ball was still giant. I thought this was the best description of grief I’ve heard in a long time,” Lauren tweeted out.

As a conclusion to the analogy, Lauren wrote: “I told my step dad about the ball in the box (with even worse pictures). He now uses it to talk about how he’s feeling. “The Ball was really big today. It wouldn’t lay off the button. I hope it gets smaller soon.” Slowly it is.”