Grief and Social Isolation: Why We Still Need to Grieve

Recently, I spoke with with writer and educator Julie Flynn Badal about the lessons I learned while writing The Secret Life of Grief and how they can help us during this challenging time. Julie shared our conversation with Quartz, and I’m honored that they published our interview earlier this week: “What We Lose When We Grieve in Isolation.” As Julie said so eloquently, “The coronavirus pandemic has cast much of the world into a collective state of grief. Our sense of loss covers a wide spectrum: from loss of personal space and freedoms to dashed expectations and visions to loss of our physical or mental health to the loss of loved ones. . . . “Most cultures have developed traditions around grief to help people contain and move through the intense feelings of loss; and most of these rituals involve community. The collective nature […]

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