Posts Tagged ‘ grief and loss ’

The Many Faces of Grief

Apr 23rd, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Grief is the emotional experience people have when we experience loss… loss of any kind. SCJ has written numerous articles about the many facets of grief, including Dealing With Loss and Grief, the difference between grief and depression, collective community grief, loss of a parent. Many other SCJ articles talk about grief as a natural and normal experience.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross is considered the historical expert on grief, what it is and how to deal with it. Her five stages of grief are well known. Most of us know grief when we lose a family member or close friend. But grief can also occur over the loss of something non-human. And that grief can be just as troublesome, indeed debilitating, as the loss of a person near and dear to us.

Seniors: When Aging Sucks!

Apr 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Someone observed, “aging doesn’t always bring wisdom. It comes alone.” Nutshell wisdom characterizes great truths. This is one of them.

A friend and a relative lost their pets, just this week. The pets were older and had shown their own signs of decline. The pain that comes with the absence is major, huge, heartbreaking. It is a time we had rather just skip over, an experience we had rather not have again. If you are a senior, you, like us, have probably told a good number of pets good bye by now. It is wrenching, no matter how many times it has happened.

This is when aging sucks! That’s the edited line of my friend who had to tell his pet of over a dozen years goodbye this last week. That’s the wisdom that comes with aging. It says it all in a few tear stained words. There are just some things that come with aging we had rather find a way to experience without the heartache and spirit challenging agony that goes with them.