Facing life in the wake of loss can be bewildering. Of course the loss of a loved one is among the most devastating losses a person can experience, and if you are in the midst of this, I am absolutely here to help. It has been my experience that we can go through a daily grieving process sometimes over beliefs of who we used to be as we change, friendships changing, moving, weight gain or loss, having a child, ending of a relationship, starting a new relationship, ending a pattern of behavior that no longer serves us…the list goes on.
Our professional and social circles can be kind when we are grieving, but I do not believe our culture, as a whole, gives us enough time to truly process grief. After a few weeks, we are expected to return to our lives and get back to our normal routine. But for those grappling with the personal loss, nothing is normal anymore.
Few life experiences cut as deeply as grief. And moving too quickly into “life as usual” without finding a way and a safe space to really roll up your sleeves to confront and work through the layers of grief can eventually do a number on your health and well being.