"Acceptance, as you might imagine, is where the power lies. We find control in acceptance."
In an interview with HBR, grief expert David Kessler explains how the classic five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, acceptance) apply today, and the practical steps we can take to manage the anxiety.
Nice article on the topic.
When grieving the loss of normalcy, it's worth remembering: This isn't permanent. We don't know when it will end, but we do know it's temporary. Letting emotions in doesn't give them power over us. It gives them room to move through us. #WednesdayWisdom
The discomfort you're feeling in the face of #Covid19 is likely to be grief. How can we manage this? 1)Find balance in the things you're thinking; 2)Come into the present; 3)Try to let go of what you can't control; 4)Stock up on compassion Via
A powerful read and important reminder that many are struggling with deep emotions, including grief, amidst the isolation and uncertainty. Be kind to yourself and others as we all work through this. Our mental wellbeing is critical to our health.
"There is something powerful about naming this as grief." This helps. I appreciate his distinction between different types of grief (anticipatory grief vs loss). It sure does feel like a cocktail of emotions right now.
I found this piece to be a big help. Naming the emotion helps. Grief feels like the right word. ❤️
Hey guys, I’m sure someone else has posted this article but it helped me out with my anxiety. You might like it. Please be safe, stay home.
"It’s absurd to think we shouldn’t feel grief right now. Let yourself feel the grief and keep going."
The thought I can't get out of my head: The old world is not coming back. This is grief. In our era of climate emergency and pandemic, we have to learn how to let go, and reimagine what comes next. These words from will help you today.
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
Find balance in your thoughts, focus on the present, let go of what you can't control, and stock up on compassion.
before my dad got sick a few years back i didn’t know about anticipatory grief, and i think a lot of people are now experiencing this and i wanted to share
. explores why it’s important to acknowledge the #grief you may be feeling during the #coronavirus pandemic, how to manage it, and how we can find meaning in it.
This is the best thing I’ve read, in fact the only thing, that addresses that vague lack of wellbeing that isn’t fear, isn’t being ill and isn’t proper anxiety. And thanks so much to ⁦⁩ for making their excellent resources free 👏👏
This 👇 Definitely this 👇 That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
not only is this piece necessary and soothing right now. it also explains a lot of the frustrating responses to the virus and social distancing that we're seeing right now
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief: „The loss of normalcy; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection. This is hitting us and we’re grieving. Collectively. We are not used to this kind of collective grief in the air.“
"This is a temporary state. It helps to say it. I worked for 10 years in the hospital system. I’ve been trained for situations like this... This is a time to overprotect but not overreact."
“The precautions we’re taking are the right ones. History tells us that. This is survivable. We will survive. This is a time to overprotect but not overreact.”
Good article on our collective loss of safety and related grief
1/This is spot on! Important interview w by in : "With a virus, this kind of grief is so confusing for people. Our primitive mind knows something bad is happening, but you can’t see it.” #COVID19
I found this article on #grief grief in the time of #COVIDー19 comforting and uplifting.
Thanks to for sharing this article on grief with me, especially in context of our overly busy academic lives...
A great article which may give some meaning to how we are all feeling right now - just as with grief there is light at the end of the tunnel 🌤 We are here for you at this time for support & guidance - email us at [email protected] 😊
I've been referring to our feelings as mourning for a world that will never be the same since early last week.
I know this has been widely circulated but the headline alone is the most salient thing that I’ve read about this
“The loss of normalcy; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection. This is hitting us and we’re grieving. Collectively. We are not used to this kind of collective grief in the air.”
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
This is excellent and once again I'm not crying you're crying
"If we can name it, perhaps we can manage it." David Kessler shares the importance of acknowledging your COVID-19 grief, how to manage it, and how he believes we can find silver linings at this time.
This is "a good time to stock up on compassion". As SA enters the first day of #LockDown QW+ is thinking of all of us. May we all stay safe and sane - and have our voices heard in these unprecedented times. #21DaysLockdown
'Our primitive mind knows something bad is happening, but you can’t see it. This breaks our sense of safety.'
"The loss of normalcy; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection. This is hitting us and we’re grieving. Collectively. We are not used to this kind of collective grief in the air."
Someone just sent this to me (critically) and I’m laughing at all the “we”s. He’s right but. Who’s “we”? That’s the point (& also related to how spoiled we in the imperial core can be) “We are not used to this kind of collective grief in the air.” mkay
Our team has had many discussions in the past week on how to cope with our stress in the current climate. In an effort to lead with care, we're using slack forums as a place to voice our team needs. How is your team staying grounded during this time?
What we're feeling is grief.
So much in here that I found incredibly useful in navigating this moment where we all feel the ground is moving under our feet. Every feeling we are feeling is ok. Naming those feelings (sadness, grief, etc.) can help. Let us all be kind to each other.
“We are grieving at both a micro and a macro level”.
"Emotions need motion... Your work is to feel your sadness and fear and anger... [That] empowers us."
Worth reading | That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
"Anticipatory grief is that feeling we get about what the future holds when we’re uncertain. Usually it centers on death....Anticipatory grief is also more broadly imagined futures. There is a storm coming."
Grief. Grief is what we’re all feeling. Grief for the changed plans, the uncertainty of the future. Such great insight.
This has helped me process my feelings better than anything else I’ve read on coronavirus. A must read.
I've spent a lot of time over the past 2 wks on calls with coaching clients, non-profit leaders whose boards I'm on, and friends. This piece does a great job of putting a name on what I'm seeing and hearing: grief. (thx for posting )
That's part of what many of us are experiencing now. Grief over what we've lost, vulnerability about what we can so easily lose, and a lack of control. March was terrible, but April will be worse, and our shared trauma will likely deepen. (4/n)
Thoughtful article on coping with pandemic.
“Anticipatory grief is also more broadly imagined futures. There is a storm coming... With a virus, this kind of grief is so confusing for people. Our primitive mind knows something bad is happening, but you can’t see it. This breaks our sense of safety.”
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief | HBR Excellent suggestions for this strange time of #COVID19
Weds. Life is challenging enough. Now COVID-19. Control what we can. 1.#StayHomeMN. 2. Limit numbing cable news cycle. 3. Be informed, not obsessed. 4. Respect our needs: sleep, exercise, passions. 5. List 3 must do’s, not 7!
I'm finding it really helpful to learn more about the emotions we're feeling during this crisis. Grief is one I hadn't considered, and this article really resonates with me.
Kessler shares his thoughts on why it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling, how to manage it, and how he believes we will find meaning in it. #coronavirus #America Via
I'm trying to avoid posting much about #Covid (more cat photos, anyone?), but I found this from to be extremely well done; I recommend highly:
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
Good article on dealing with your emotions during this time. Thanks ⁦⁩ for sharing.
"We know this is temporary, but it doesn’t feel that way [...] things will change and this is the point at which they changed. The loss of normalcy; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection. This is hitting us and we’re grieving. Collectively."
Naming it is the first step to dealing with it: "That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief"
We're all reeling from the effects of #Covid19, trying to make sense of this shock to our collective sense of security, an evisceration of our hopes and worldview by an invisible threat to which many of us have been blissfully inured.
Interesting article that some may find helpful...
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
Good reminders in here
We grieve loses: once daily routines, $ security, health, connections. Life: near overwhelming. And now COVID. Rx 1. Stay in the day. Be present. 2. Control what we can. 3. Focus: 1 app, 1 task at a time. 4. Multitasking. Seriously? #MayoClinicConnect
“Let yourself feel the grief and keep going.” Some compassionate reminders in the chaos. #HealthCareWorkers #coronavirus
Anticipatory grief is a thing.