Blog: Riding the Waves of Grief

On grief, resilience, and healing

A New Years Resolution in a year of grief: A place to start

What happens when you combine Grief and New Years Resolutions? Usually, not much. The lofty intention – usually short-lived – to do hard things like lose 25 pounds by Valentine’s Day, or go to the gym everyday, just don’t seem relevant in the face of loss. Some of us are losing weight because we can’t get interested in eating, sure, but that’s different. Some of us can barely get out of the recliner, let alone take a cardio class. But, we often underestimate ourselves as we grieve. Because energy is hard to come by, and focus fleeting, it may seem impossible to make plans, especially when they require optimism. (In fact, when others make predictions of better days ahead, we’d like to pop the

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