My first act as a mother was to hold my newborn. The intense power of that moment solidified my emotional connection to my son. Then when I visited my grandmother in the hospital, my initial instinct was to take her hand in mine like I’d done countless times as a little girl. The … [Read more...] about Learning to Grieve in a Pandemic
Volunteering is one way of working through grief because it gets you out of your own experience. Grief puts a dark cloud over life and can make you feel like you will never feel happiness or joy again, but sometimes giving back to others in your darkest time brings a touch of … [Read more...] about Finding Your Way Through Grief: Ways to Cope
It might be better to think of grief as a swinging pendulum rather than specific stages that every person will go through as they process their loss, says Amy Sloboda, manager of the Grief Counseling Center of Hosparus Health. There may be occasions in the grieving process when … [Read more...] about Finding Your Way Through Grief: What to Expect from Yourself and Others
Disbelief and sadness are the two most common feelings associated with grief. Numbness or a dreamy sensation of shock may be your mind's way of protecting you from reality for a time. Sadness can be the lingering black-hole feeling in the pit of your stomach, and it may show … [Read more...] about Finding Your Way Through Grief: What is Normal?