by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Alongside the physical pandemic, the novel coronavirus is causing a pandemic of grief. That’s what we’re all feeling right now—grief. It’s important to recognize that. Grief is everything we think and feel inside of us whenever our attachments are threatened, harmed, or severed. We experience shock and disbelief. We are […]
When Grief and Coronavirus Collide BY MARY JANE HURLEY BRANT When Grief and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) collide, we feel like we’ll collapse. The Coronavirus is not only serious, it’s a pandemic. Like grief, COVID-19 is powerful, persistent and painful; it makes us fearful. Grief has already made us more vulnerable so this is a rough combination.
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Grieving during a Pandemic Editor: A neighbor and friend passed yesterday after a long illness not related to Covid-19. Our entire community will miss Bill. As I called his life partner, I thought about funeral arrangements. We are all in Rockland County, NY , one of the hardest hit COVID sites in America. . What
Editor’s note: my daughter sent me this passage by actor Tyler Perry. I thought it was most appropriate to those grieving a loss, and those grieving our collective time in a pandemic of epic proportion. WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE YOU? I said this in a play once as Madea… LOL. But I thought I’d