Posts Tagged ‘grieving’

When Will I Get Better After a Loss?

We like to fix things, including ourselves. If you’ve recently experienced a loss, you might be wondering when you’ll feel “normal” again. There is a short and long answer to this question: Research does show that most people start to see ‘acute grief’ symptoms decrease around the six-month mark after their loved one’s death. The…

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8 Streaming Movies to Watch While Grieving

As we navigate through life, we’re bound to experience various types of grief at certain points. Grieving can be both mentally and emotionally exhausting, especially if you feel like you’re going through it alone. Sometimes, seeing someone else go through a similar grief-related experience can help bring a level of comfort and safety. Whether the…

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Loss and Grief During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a humbling, harrowing experience for people across the planet. We’ve had our lives altered in ways big and small. While hope runs high as vaccine distribution accelerates and a return to a form of normalcy is on the horizon, many are still dealing with loss and grief as the pandemic…

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Experiencing Grief for the First Time

Although most people will, at some point in their lives, experience the death of someone they love, the first major loss happens at a different time for everyone. Grief is still a taboo subject in our society, and many people have trouble finding someone to offer wisdom or advice about the grieving process. You might…

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Grieving The Lives We Had Before COVID-19

Grief is not limited to the death of someone we loved or cared for. Grief can show up in our lives for other things lost like a job, financial security, and an overall way of life. Giving ourselves permission to label the life we had pre-Coronavirus means we then allow ourselves to grieve; to properly…

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Why It’s Okay to Be Angry About Coronavirus and What to Do About It

Anger is defined as a strong feeling that people get when something unfair, painful, or bad happens. It is often considered a secondary emotion because we typically experience anger as a way to protect ourselves from other vulnerable feelings. We usually feel something else first like fear, hurt, rejection, frustration, or sadness. Anger emerges as…

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7 Easy Ways to Modify Stress-Related Coping Strategies, During COVID-19

The unknowns that lie ahead may not only serve to elevate already stressful circumstances, but can also beg the question, “how?” How can we adjust some of our favorite or most reliable coping mechanisms if we aren’t able to go the gym, out to an event, or socialize with friends? Here are seven ways you…

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An Open Letter To Those Grieving a Covid-19 Death

April 2020 Dear Grieving Family and Friends, I know you are in pain. It’s difficult when someone we love dies. And, it is even harder when we don’t get a chance to say goodbye. I am sure it feels like you are surrounded by loss. Everywhere you turn, it’s there. It’s on the TV, it’s…

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