it has been two years since I lost the love of my life. After the shock, suffering, (still) recovering, part of me has died, the unanswered whys are now a part of life. Trying to rebuild is a process. This page has come about once recognizing how grief has effected me and how unique each persons grief is to them. You are not alone. We all go through this life and unfortunately, like our Savior we leave with scars.
I believe that a widow or widower experiencing grief should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses they may receive from others. However, this space is intended both to empower one another to heal and share practical ways that others can help. This page is intended to encourage one another with support in a safe setting. Talking about your grief will help you heal. Seeking out others who will allow you to talk as much as you want, as often as you want, about your grief will also aid in the healing process. Finding listeners here who will accept your feelings without condition has been the intention of this page, a safe community for you to share thoughts, memories, and inspirations.
As I have been reminded that grief is a process so being patient and tolerant with myself is apart of that. Neither you nor those around you must forget that the death of someone loved changes your life forever
Grief obviously impacts your emotional health, but do you know how it can impact you physically? Your immune system protects your body against things that can make you sick. The experience of grief can actually impact the immune system. A weakened immune system may also lead to illness and infections. Stressful life events, such as death of a loved one or divorce, may also lead to a medical condition referred to as Broken Heart Syndrome. This is a short-term heart condition in which the heart does not pump normally. It can happen in healthy people. It is believed that a rapid increase in stress hormones (such as adrenaline) can temporarily damage hearts. A series of studies showed that people dealing with grief had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. This was the case whether the individual was depressed or not. Poor sleep may have a harmful effect on a person’s health. As you walk through you grief, we recommend supporting your health by working with Akeema Bichali, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner & owner of Princess Akeema Holisitic Care. www.princessakeema.com or firstname.lastname@example.org