Understanding and accepting the complexity of grief
With the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth, I thought I would take some time to write about grief. I’ve heard so many family, finds and clients share their sadness and loss at her passing, with many saying she was a constant in their life, a grandmother figure who they admired, loved, and will miss.
Of course, many people will again realise how fragile life and loved ones are. It certainly makes you think of your older family members or those who are ill, plus also sends your thoughts to loved ones who are no longer with us, making the loss feel even deeper and even more personal.
Death is the cycle of life.
Grief is a natural and normal response to loss.
It is the emotional suffering that one experiences after the death of a loved one or the loss of something that was important to them. Grief is a complex and personal experience, and everyone processes grief differently.
There are no right or wrong ways to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with grief that can help you through the process.
Here are some tips for dealing with grief: