It’s that bittersweet time of year again – it’s really crept up on us this year hasn’t it? Is there is an emotional battle going on in your mind where part of you desperately wants to be jolly, and the other part of you is so desperately sad?
You could be going through Christmas Grief.
Tip 1 – Turn the Grief into a Gift
Tip 2 – Remember: You Are Not Alone
Tip 3 – Read my books!
The book started off as my own grief diary, and then I realised that there was a lot of powerful stuff in the words I was writing, so I wanted to be able to share my words so I could help others cope with their own grief.
Grief is a cocktail of emotions, and these emotions feel very uncomfortable, so I wanted to honour the emotions that make up grief, so I could learn to be with them, understand them and then also be able to cope with them.
I wrote Planet Grief five years later, because I wanted to continue helping people deal with significant loss and unexpected change, especially within our changing world through the pandemic. I believe we are all grieving in life, not just in death. My hope is that by reading Planet Grief it will help you remember you are not alone, as well as teach you how to turn your pain into power and your grief into fuel.
By Dipti Tait