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Healing After a Major Loss

A major loss like a breakup, house fire, or death can derail your life. At times, healing may seem impossible. However, there are many things you can do to keep your life moving forward. Try these tips for healing after a loss.

Take Your Time

Let go of any preconceived notions about how long it takes to grieve a loss. Each loss is unique, as is the person experiencing it. Forget about deadlines and give yourself the grace to grieve and recover at the pace that's right for you.

Find Support

Turn to friends, family, and counselors for support in this difficult time. Speaking to someone can make a dramatic difference. If you're not sure who to talk to, you can always phone a psychic for insightful advice and an empathetic ear.

Listen to Your Inner Voice

Practice meditation or journaling and get in touch with your inner voice. While the people in your life may have great advice, no one knows what you need better than you do. Banish judgment and entertain any inspiration that comes your way. Grieving the loss of their children, one couple took a retreat to India to connect with and work through their pain. A dramatic step like this could be what you need if you're dealing with a dramatic loss. Listen to your intuition about where to go next.

Practice Centering

Centering helps you find a place of inner balance. This equilibrium can help you release stress, improve your energy levels, control impulses, and focus. Centering is always a good practice, but it's particularly valuable when you're going through a difficult time.

To center yourself, breathe deeply and systematically release tension from your body, starting at your toes and working upward. When you're relaxed, focus on your physical center of gravity. Visualize your energy flowing into your center, staying vibrant and stable at the core of your being. Centering can help you regain balance when the pain of your loss threatens to tip you over.

Take Care of Your Physical Needs

Grief and loss have a way of overpowering other sensations like hunger. While there's no sure way to relieve the emotional discomfort you're feeling, there are things you can do to manage your physical needs. Eat a healthy diet even if you're not hungry. Go to bed at a reasonable hour and get up to start the day after you've gotten six to eight hours of sleep. Exercise or take walks to keep your body moving. These simple tasks give you small achievements throughout the day.

Chart the Path Forward

Set goals for your future. If you can't yet imagine what's ahead, speaking with a psychic or getting a tarot reading may help. A major loss will change the course of your life, but you will continue to move forward.

Though grief and pain take time to heal, remember that there is life waiting for you on the other side of your loss. Try these tips to help you pursue it.

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