Grief and Loss

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“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin

 

Loss, and the grief that results, come in many forms. Every change, no matter how small, requires that you do or feel something different. Even transitions you might think should be positive can feel like a loss as you grieve the life you used to have.


Some typical losses people commonly experience are:

……. Death of someone close
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Loss of an important relationship
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Job change
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Residence change
……. Loss of a beloved pet
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Children added to or leaving the family

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Marriage or divorce
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Health challenges
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A car accident
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A lot of smaller changes that, together, become overwhelming

Or – what did I miss? Please let me know

 

Some survival tips (coping with your grief)…….

……. Allow yourself time to grieve – it’s a normal response to loss.
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Let a friend or two help you – you might need the support.
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Don’t make important decisions until you are feeling better.
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Join a grief group.
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Keep a journal – for your eyes only.
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Meditate.
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Increase your physical activity – exercise can help.
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Make a list of things to do that you find relaxing – then do them.
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Take care of medical problems – stress can make them worse.
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Set goals – what would you like to do when you feel better?
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As soon as you can, return to a daily routine, even if it’s difficult.
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Get professional help if you feel stuck and can’t move on.


If your losses and grief have become overwhelming and you just don’t know what else to do, I’d like to help. Please contact me to schedule an appointment or for a free phone consultation.

“Know that the pain will pass, and, when it passes,
you will be stronger, happier, more sensitive and aware.”
– Mel Colgrove

 

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