Archive: March, 2013

March 14, 2013

What should I do with my grief?

The cure for anything is saltwater; sweat, tears or the sea. - Isak Dinesen

The cure for anything is saltwater; sweat, tears or the sea. - Isak Dinesen

Grief isn’t sexy.

However it is real and common.

My private practice focuses on relationships and sexuality and I still see people who are struggling with grief regularly.  If you have relationships you will grieve (at some point).

We don’t often talk about grief – what it looks like, what it feels like, how to experience it or heal it.

Often people are told it’s OK to grieve – as long as they do it in private and do it quickly.

As my dad enters the last stage of his life, I’m thinking a lot about grief.  Right now I’m on the Oregon Coast, soaking up some sea air and feeling my feelings.  I’ve packed goodies, journals and my wee baby.  I’ve also brought along This I Know by Susannah Conway.  I’m only a couple chapters in and I’m already finding it very moving and comforting.

Here are a few things she says about grief.

Feel your pain.

Find support.

Pay Attention.

Time will help.

You can also find more about grief and healing on her blog.  If you are grieving, you don’t have to do it alone.  Get some support.

What resources have helped you with your grief? Please shared them on my facebook page.

Filed under: Emotions, Grief, Self-care — admin @ 1:24 pm