Sunday, May 17, 2020

Caregiving, Grief & Pet Loss, May 10 - May 16, 2020

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Many people falsely think that we get over grief, we recover from grief, we recover from a loss. The reality is [that] we learn to live with it. And we're learning to live with this. Now, what is important for us to understand is: there is no night that hasn't given way to a new day; there is no storm that didn't pass. This will pass, this will end someday.  David Kessler on learning to live with grief in a "grief-illiterate" culture « KCRW

Although nothing compares to the grief those who are losing loved ones from the actual virus are experiencing, the disappointment and loss of a “normal” are worth considering as well. Everyone, no matter their stage of life, is giving up something for this New Normal. That Uncomfortable Feeling We've All Been Feeling? It's Grief « PaperCity Magazine

Health-care workers have been on the job throughout the pandemic. What can they teach us about the safest way to lift a lockdown?  Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry « The New Yorker

There is no textbook that will tell you how to grieve (trust me, I’ve looked), but knowing that there is no right or wrong way to grieve certainly helps. How My Understanding of Grief Has Evolved « Yahoo! News

Like so many things in life, grief is both an internal and external event. Our internal experience of loss is constantly interfacing with the external world around us. A Grief Intensified. A Grief Sidelined. A Grief Forgotten. « What's Your Grief?

So how can you best support your grieving friend? Here are some ideas for how to help him depending the stage of grief he is currently in. Helping a friend who is grieving « National Widowers' Organization

Local grief and anger management counselors weigh in on how to sit with all your coronavirus feelings without lashing out. 10 Ways to Cope with Coronavirus Grief and Anger « Philadelphia Magazine

"A dear friend of mine is enduring criticism from her boss because she needs several Tuesdays off in a row to arrange for her dog's chemotherapy treatments. How can pet parents handle this lack of support? What do you think we should do in the face of outright criticism or hostility?"  Pet Loss: When Social Support Is Lacking « Grief Healing

There are so many types of grief that are impacting people right now. Sorting through them can help make what you're feeling make a little more sense. 7 Types of Grief You Should Know Right Now « What's Your Grief?

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