June 6 2016

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, June 6, 2016

A grief reaction is loneliness.  How do you face summer a time for fun, vacations and getaways as you did in the past?  This month we’ll talk about ways to take care of yourself after a loss.  I encourage you to talk about your feelings and remember your loved ones who are gone.  I spoke with a woman who described a first family get together after the matriarch of the family died.  She said everyone in her family was trying so hard to keep their father happy, to not upset him and to do the holiday “right” that they neglected to talk about their mother at all and left feeling like they missed some connecting and healing opportunities.  Honor your emotions and your loved one and in time you’ll continue to find more hope and wholeness.

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