You might be surprised to learn that there are over 40 different life experiences where you might feel grief.
According to the Grief Recovery Institute®, Grief is the normal and natural response to any type of loss at all - it’s the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or the change in a familiar pattern of behavior. And is felt at 100%, but not all losses are equal.
A very well known stress inventory called the Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale lists stressors according to their value contributing to a potential stress-induced breakdown.
Stress affects the body, whether or not the stressor is emotional or physical. The body cannot discern the difference.
As a result of grief, many grievers do experience some very common responses:
❤️Reduced Concentration & Comprehension
❤️A Sense of Numbness
❤️Too Much Sleep or Never Enough
❤️Eating Too Much or Not Enough
❤️Intense & Conflicting Roller-Coaster of Emotions