When I spoke to a support group recently about grieving the losses of illness, one part they found really helpful was the idea of grieving on purpose. Grief is one of those things that you need to make a conscious effort to keep in balance. Mostly we want to avoid painful feelings, to push them away and distract ourselves, hoping they will go away on their own. . The trouble is negative feelings don’t go away on
I am a health and happiness psychologist. I had an amazing opportunity to care for my late husband with dementia that brought everything into focus: love, purpose, healing, self-care, and living without regrets. You can read more of my story here.
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