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How are you caring for yourself?

"Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom." It is so easy to forget to take care of ourselves - but this is such an important part of the grieving process. Here are some tips and reminders on how to make sure that you are being nurtured and loved. 1. Be kind to yourself - Treat yourself the way that you would treat a beloved friend. Give yourself the time you need to grieve. 2. Pay attention to what your body is telling you - If you are feeling any new or worsening physical or mental symptoms, it is important to listen to them and talk to a doctor. 3. Get enough sleep - Be sure that you are trying to get 8 hours of sleep each night. 4. Eat he

How are you? What exactly am I feeling in the grief process?

Often times when we are grieving, people will ask us "How are you?" and we feel like we need to say "good", "fine" or "okay." It can be hard for us to label our emotions when we are struggling with grief. Some examples of what we might feel when we grieve are: sadness, yearning, depressed mood, mood changes, panic and anxiety, helplessness, loss on control, fear of death, shock, denial, numbness, guilt, shame, remorse, anger or loneliness. Feeling any and all of these are completely normal, so be easy on yourself. How do we manage our emotions during hard times like this? 1. Label your emotion(s). 2. Write about how you are feeling or talk to someone you trust about it. 3. Give yourself perm



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