October 6, 2020 – Denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance, these are the stages of grief. Grief doesn’t have to be connected to a death to affect us. The loss of jobs, independence, our alone time, can devastate us. Loss of being around coworkers and being forced to work from home can be disheveling. We have so many emotions that are arising and upsetting us. Do you recognize it as grief? A loss of what was and the never ending changes and restrictions that are taking over our lives. No hugging, no touching! People with diagnosis are struggling too – what is this mask and why do I have to wear it? Why are you so mad at me? I hate being a burden? Did I just ask you that question? It goes on & on. I address the stages and I will try to help you through these stages, but first you must recognize them.