Well, the rollercoaster known as my life is still at max speed. Within one month I have learned that the factory I helped setup in china will be closing (I was hired at my current job for the purpose of international travel), my divorced and remarried mother AND father will both be getting divorced AGAIN (dad had three kids with his soon to be ex), my wife's grandpa passed away, and we should be able expecting a new baby in January (our first came two months early, so maybe November).
Wow, sounds like "Life: The Whirlwind Tour". So sorry for your loss. Try to keep in mind that all things are temporary; that applies to the things you're trying to work through as well as the things you're trying to appreciate and enjoy. Good luck and let us know how things work out.
I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.
Going for a nice long trail ride, or catching up with friends usually clears my head. Doesn't change everything, just lets me catch my breath for the next round of bs.
I find that when I'm feeling down, just about as low as I can get, that life throws me another curve to teach me it can get worse. That's the way it seams, for me anyways.
Some things can be changed, improved, and controlled by you and some can't. Place your expectations wisely my friend.