Santa Fe New Mexican

Support And Self Care

Grief is a natural response to loss and the expression of grief is as unique as the one experiencing it. The death of a loved one is the most intense grief of all. There is no right or wrong way to journey the path of grief and no set timeline. Grief often has a wave-like motion of ups and downs. Grief needs to be expressed. Grief can feel like: • Falling down a bottomless pit • Anger • Hopelessness • Guilt and regret Recommendations for navigating grief: • Be gentle and patient with yourself • Share your feelings with someone you trust • Eat well and get enough sleep • Pursue interests that enrich your life • Celebrate your loved one with friends and family • Join a grief support group (See listings on the following page) Adrienne Attaberry, bereavement coordinator at Del Corazon Hospice in Santa Fe A child’s drawing during an art activity at Gerard’s House.