More Than a Feeling
By Kenneth J. Doka, PhD
When speaking of grief, we often speak of the feelings that we can experience in grief— feelings like anger, sadness, loneliness, guilt, or even relief. Yet, while feelings are often part of the grief voyage, feelings are not the only way we grieve.
Grief can affect us at every level. For some of us, the experience of grief is very physical. Our bodies hurt. We may experience all sorts of pains and aches. Our stomachs may seem perpetually upset. We may find it difficult to sleep or we may feel tired and sleepy all the time. Our...