Mindful Grief

06/30/2017

 
At almost nine years out from my loss, I don't live with "active grief" any longer: the paralyzing triggers, automatic reactions, and rollercoaster between anger and sadness that left me wondering if life was worth living. Some days, when I remember the depth of those first few years, I am amazed that I have a Chapter Two now.

However, the impact of my loss is always with me. Sometimes the impact makes me feel more purposeful, mindful, grateful. Other times it makes me overwhelmingly sad. I think that dichotomy/conflict is part of being human and losing someone so close.

I'm a lifelong learner, and thus I was searching for something new tonight, something to make me feel a little more balanced. The article below and three mindful lessons are just what I needed. Hope it helps you, too.


http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/mindful-grief-3-ways-manage-sorrow-080814

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