Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Bereavement Overload

So many people are coping with loss, and somtimes losses come one right after another. You may be experiencing bereavement overload. You barely have time to cope or reconcile one loss when another hits. Here are some tips to help you navigate multiple losses:

  • give yourself permission to consult with a professional counselor or doctor

  • practice self care

  • journal

  • surround yourself with people you love, as well as those who love you

  • spend time with people who make you laugh

  • reward yourself with small treats: ice cream, a new book, watching a movie, etc.

  • be of service to others

  • stay connected

  • be a lifelong learner

I hope that you find this to be helpful. I have also co-authored a book, Griefstruck: When a Death Changes Your Life. You can order this book at your local bookstore or on