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๐Ÿ“‹ 3 Powerful Reminders to Help You Survive Grief and Loss (Psychology Today)

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๐Ÿ“‹ 3 Powerful Reminders to Help You Survive Grief and Loss (Psychology Today)

I just read this online article and thought I would share. Comments are welcomed! Nicole ๐Ÿค—

 

FROM THE ARTICLE: The strongest parts of our identity are forged in our weakest moments.

 

Posted August 21, 2023 by Mark Travers Ph.D., Social Instincts.

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/social-instincts/202308/3-powerful-reminders-to-help-you-sur...

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Excellent article @SummerIsTooHOT Lots of great takeaways. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ’œ

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Thank you, Nicole.  I will read the article - I like the quote about the strongest parts of our identify are forged in our weakest moments. How true that is and good to remember in our weak moments.  Sometimes we forget that we are human beings experiencing great loss.  This is probably where the advice on being gentle (never fully understood that word) to yourself comes in.  I appreciate you taking the time to read and share.  That's what is so powerful about the AARP Grief Forum.  Sue

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Thank You Nicole for this reminder.  I wake up each day planning on finding a way to focus on ways to move forward in life and finding happiness in my day.  However, there are times that I am unable to move beyond the pain and loneliness that I feel.  I think what I am lacking is the communal rituals and this is due to the fact that I do not feel safe doing this.  Perhaps once I move from this state to a much safer one I will take advantage of that option and continue on my journey to healing.  Thank You for a reminder to do so.

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Thanks for the article @SummerIsTooHOT .  I would add a couple of caveats because of its general nature.

  • Seek Meaning - Keep that search grounded in the empirically quantifiable reality of the world.  'Head in the clouds, feet on the ground' so to speak.
  • Embrace Transformations in Identity - Keeping with the 'Head in the clouds feet on the ground' spirit bear in mind the antisocial nature of our culture and try to embrace transformations based on empirical constants rather than cultural influences.
  • Integrate Rituals Into Your Daily Routine - But don't let those rituals become a rut.  Change things up.
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Nicole, thanks for sharing a great article. I found it easy to read, the right length, and very informative.  It made perfect sense to me.  I'm a different person than I was before my loss. 

 

Bill

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I was surprised to read that I was already doing positive things that helps one to become whole again....

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