Grief seems to hit hardest through the holidays, don’t you think? Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a beloved pet, a cherished friend, a dream job, or indeed, as we have seen in 2020, the loss of many of the freedoms we have always taken for granted.
As we navigate our first Covid-Christmas (or Hunukkah, Kwanza or whichever holiday you celebrate at this time of year) we will undoubtedly feel a sense of loss as we navigate not being able to celebrate as we usually would, being miles apart from loved ones and tragically for some, even losing loved ones. We may also feel bereaved over loss of our lifestyle, perhaps losing a job, or even a cut in our pay cheque. There are many things we as humans feel a sense of loss over and they are all valid.
Navigating grief is difficult, as it isn’t linear. One day you may feel on top of the world, the next, you may feel as sad and as raw as the day the grief struck.
I recently contributed to an article on this stages of grief for HCF magazine (click on the words to take you to the story).
I hope you enjoy reading it, but mostly hope it helps you in navigating any loss you may be experiencing these holidays. I will delve deeper into navigating grief through the holidays in next week’s post, but for now, I wanted to share this piece for anyone who may be suffering. And always remember – I am here, so please do reach out. My contact details are in my bio.