We humans are resilient creatures. When adversity strikes, we may pause a beat, but typically we figure out ways to overcome, or at least cope with, the new challenges.
There is an exception to our ability to bounce back. Grief!
Grief, chiefly due to the loss of a loved one, can be debilitating, mentally and physically. And so now in our time of pandemic, grief is more apparent. We are losing people we know. Unexpectedly.
“Grief: A Brief History of Research on How Body, Mind, and Brain Adapt,” by psychologist Mary Frances O’Connor, delineates how grief affects us. As summarized by in a newsletter by the Institute of Coaching, the paper discusses the psychological and physiological effects of grief.
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