Understanding Ambiguous Grief

The unknown future stretches long ahead.  People of all ages are finding themselves with shorter “fuses”, some varying degrees of sadness, loss of energy and focus, diminished interest in general, lack of enjoyment and lessening of senses of humor, lack of initiative for exercise/movement, changes in eating/sleeping habits, and increased levels of frustration. If you … Read more Understanding Ambiguous Grief

Ten Freedoms for Using Ceremony During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. If someone you love has died during the novel coronavirus pandemic, you have come to grief in an exceptionally challenging moment in history. You may have been separated from your loved one as they were dying. You may have been unable to view or spend time with the body after … Read more Ten Freedoms for Using Ceremony During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Grieving a Coronavirus Death: Help for Special Circumstances

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. If someone you love has died of the novel coronavirus, it is likely that you are facing a number of challenging circumstances. Grief is always difficult, but it is especially difficult whenever a death is sudden, unexpected, and unfolds in ways that violate our expectations and puts up barriers to … Read more Grieving a Coronavirus Death: Help for Special Circumstances