Loss Of A Loved One: A Personal Account

The Loss Of A Loved One~contributing article by Charlotte Underwood, Mental Health Advocate & Freelance Writer

Loss

Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a loved one and the grief that surrounds you.

When you lose a loved one, you have to learn to live a life without them in it, but how can you when all you’ve ever known is to have them by your side?

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Food as Fuel for Self Care and Healing

FoodThere’s something very special about food, especially when we examine the relationship we each have with it. For some, food is simply a way to fill a physical void, to rid ourselves of the unpleasant sensation of hunger. For others, food may fill an emotional emptiness, a way to escape mental and emotional pain.

And then there’s those who find themselves in the midst of a great loss, not feeling it matters too much one way or the other. With so many distractions filling the griever’s head, it’s possible this very basic need isn’t given too much thought at all.

Changes in diet or eating habits can be very common in grief, though the exact reasons for that seem to vary from one person to another, and the role food can play as a source of healing should not be overlooked:

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