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Dealing with Grief: Denial

It has been far too long since I began the Grief Series, and denial is probably a big part of that! And by “probably,” I mean “definitely.” In January, my maternal grandfather passed away. Although our extended family has largely stayed connected through its matriarchs, this came as a major blow to us all. Dente (one of those weird nicknames given to him by a beloved granddaughter – cough –  ...

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Dealing with Grief: 6 Stages

Let’s talk about grief. When we experience health trauma – be it acute or chronic – our doctors tend to focus on prescribing medication and proscribing lifestyle changes to ease our physical symptoms. What they often overlook are the psychological effects of having your entire life turned upside down. But anyone who has experienced acute or chronic health trauma knows that  ...