Grief and Loss: 5 Lessons We Can Learn from Losing a Loved One

Grief and Loss: 5 Lessons We Can Learn from Losing a Loved One

The older we get the more likely it is that we will be touched by the grief of losing someone we love.

Grief and loss, the stages of griefI lost my father nearly two and a half years ago.

Losing him knocked the foundation right out from under me. I felt as if I was in “free fall” for the first three or four months afterward. Nothing seemed “real” and nothing much mattered to me. It was as if I was awake but, in a “dream.”

I went through all the stages of grieving from shock and sorrow, to loneliness and missing him (still do). I even lost my appetite for a while, which is highly unusual for me. And for once didn’t worry about eating diet food either. (more…)