By Dr. Nina Radcliff
The depth of emotions in the heartache, pain, loneliness, devastation and despair can besiege us in the shattering times of the loss of a loved one. The emotional and physical impact can be overwhelming at times – for every part of our wellbeing – as we navigate through the journey that admittedly, will forever change our lives.
Loss not only robs us of our loved one but can also give us a sense of being robbed of everything that was normal in our lives. The deep sorrow of grief experienced in a loss is intense and underscores why many seeking to connect echo, “there are no words.”
Dealing with death, particularly the loss of someone close to you, is one of the most stressful and painful experiences we can go through. Your loss may have been sudden or after many seasons of a bedside vigil… but whatever the circumstances, it will take time to regain your strength!! There may be times when you find it difficult to believe; you feel a sense of devastation; numbness or your body, mind and soul may feel exhausted in a need for a break and some rest. In this difficulty it is important to understand your emotions, take care of yourself, open up and seek support from family, friends and professionals.
While it is important to understand everyone grieves differently – and it does take time — there are healthy steps we can take in order to regain our strength in the process of our healing. [Read more…]