This blog is intended to help those who are lost to move forward and heal in mind, body and spirit from a loss.
Grief results from any loss. A loss can be a death but it can also come in many other forms. We experience loss every day and often times more than once a day. Some examples of loss include:
- Deterioration in health
- A move to a new school or city
- Financial hardship
- End of a friendship
- Empty nest
- Job loss/change
- Loss of hearing/vision
- Loss of driver’s license
- Missed opportunity
- Loss of a dream
- Loss of trust
It is important to validate these other losses and address the grief associated with them. We will address all kinds of loss in this blog. I encourage you to share a loss you are currently dealing with so we can help you to move forward and heal in mind, body and spirit. In the following personal loss story I share how an unexpected loss caught my family by surprise.
“Food, glorious food, what is there more handsome!”
I am part of a large family and when we get together, it’s all about food! My husband teases that my side of the family is always discussing their “next meal”. We will be sitting down to a bowl of chili for lunch and at the same time talking about what we should prepare for dinner.
It’s not necessarily about the food itself, although that is good too, but more about the camaraderie and togetherness that surrounds a meal including the planning, shopping, preparing, eating and cleaning up.
All this has recently changed since my father (the patriarch of this large family) has had a feeding tube inserted into his stomach. He is fed at night through a peg tube while he sleeps. We opted for this surgery when the muscles in his esophagus quit working and he could not keep any food down. [Read more…]