Losing a loved one is never easy, but we must embrace the healing journey.

Recently, I experienced a personal loss as my mother passed away unexpectedly just a week before Mother’s Day. I traveled to Australia, where she resided, to pay my respects and spend time with family. While I am still recovering from jetlag, I wanted to share some things I am currently doing and offer tips for coping with grief.

First, it is important to express your grief in words. If you have a creative outlet such as painting, drawing, music, or writing, use it to convey your emotions. Additionally, connecting with others and seeking help is crucial. Reach out to trusted individuals who love and support you, and consider joining support groups to remind yourself that you are not alone.

“Embrace a mindset of gratitude and cherish even the small moments of the past 24 hours.”

Taking care of your health is another vital aspect. As I tackle my jetlag, I am prioritizing sleep, maintaining a proper diet, and staying active. We are aware of the benefits these activities bring to our overall well-being.

Lastly, I believe practicing gratitude is incredibly powerful. In my case, it involves allowing myself to feel the pain of my loss while also choosing to celebrate the memories we shared. Each person’s grieving process is unique; my pain comes and goes. By embracing a mindset of gratitude and cherishing even the small moments of the past 24 hours, you can honor the memory of your loved one in everything you do.

Thank you for letting me express my grief. If you need help with how you can deal with your grief or anything else, call or email me. I’m always happy to help.