After a Loss – What’s next?
By Caroline Boaz
Associate Director, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care
Enduring a major loss has a way of turning everything upside down and shaking it around. Roles, identity and self-confidence can all suffer some damage. Once the acute feelings of grief dissipate and you have the energy and curiosity to think about what you want life to be like next chapter you often don’t know where to begin.
Goal setting, understanding how to find balance in your life and even finding ways to forgive and move forward are all tools we need to reinvent ourselves, but ones not easily found or even if we have these skills it is difficult to sit ourselves down and use them for our own good.