Chapter 1: Caring for yourself

Why is it so hard to be kind to myself?

If you stop to wonder why you have difficulty looking after yourself, you may find that the answer, at least in part, is fear. When you allow yourself a moment of self-care, you may be flooded with all the emotions and challenges of grief. Often people keep busy to avoid facing grief.

Being kind to yourself may require that you face those grief-related tasks. Considering your choices, especially how you respond to grief, can help you re-connect with life.