How are you? How are you REALLY doing? Let's face it, the pandemic is affecting all of us - to different degrees for sure, but all our lives have changed to some extent. And my gentle advice is this: be less judgemental and show yourself and others some compassion during this crisis.
Grief doesn't have a timeline or an end date.
There's no right or wrong way to grief.
Being able to talk and share your grief experiences and feel that you are not alone doesn't take away your sadness but it can help to make the situation more bearable.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge fan of self-development. I truly believe that we never stop learning. But I realize also that the love for self-development and personal growth might turn into the belief that something is wrong with us. In my article that is now available on Elephant Journal, I write about how my (subconscious) belief that I was broken affected me in various ways.
In 2012 my mum got diagnosed with cancer. After an operation, she was cancer-free for some time when in March 2017 it was discovered that the cancer had returned and had spread everywhere, notably to her lungs. In July 2017 she moved into a hospice and four weeks later she died. Her last four weeks were the toughest in my life so far and the first time I experienced the death of somebody close, and from such close quarters. At the same time it also turned out to be the most rewarding time. One...