Sunday, February 20, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, February 13 - February 19, 2022

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

The grief of chronic illness extends beyond grief over the loss of our health. We mourn the loss of our place in the world. 4 Losses We Mourn With Chronic Illness « MSN

In her new book The Grieving Brain, renowned grief expert and neuroscientist Mary-Frances O’Connor shares groundbreaking discoveries about what happens in our brain when we grieve, providing a new paradigm for understanding love, loss, and learning. On the science of how we learn from love and loss « WAMC 

Since grief is hard work, we need to practice good self-care—eating properly, getting adequate sleep, and exercising. We also need respitefinding moments where we can take time away from our grief. Shouldering the Hard Work of Grief « Psychology Today Canada 

In its simplest sense,“ambiguous loss” refers to loss without closure. And today, the term has never been more relevant, especially as we continue grappling with the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives. Ambiguous Loss and How To Deal With It « Cleveland Clinic 

Complicated grief is grief that remains intense long after the initial loss, affecting someone's daily life. Some health organizations recognize complicated grief as a medical diagnosis (Prolonged Grief Disorder). Not all experts agree. Complicated Grief and Prolonged Grief Disorder « Medical News Today

Grief evolves at its own pace and cannot be hurried. There is no getting around grief; you can only go through it. When Will You "Get Over" the Death of a Loved One? « Psychology Today

Bereavement is a normal human experience, but many of us find it hard to show how much we care when someone we love is grieving. Helping someone you love through grief « The Sydney Morning Herald

February 14 can be a difficult day for those of us who are grieving, and for some it will be the first Valentine’s Day since our precious Valentine died. For us there is no celebration; there is only grief. Grief Rituals Can Help on Valentine's Day (Or Any Special Day) « Grief Healing 

I’m a grandmother watching her 10 yr old granddaughter suffer through osteosarcoma . . . I’m forced to watch my daughter suffer with her daughter’s suffering. I’m crushed and absolutely broken. Helping A Grieving Grandparent « Grief Healing

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