“That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief” (HBR)

This article in the “Harvard Business Review” is about the “discomfort” many of us are feeling at this time, given the pandemic. The author indicates that the “discomfort” is actually “grief.” We are feeling many different types of grief, in fact. One type is “anticipatory grief.” We caregivers are very familiar with anticipatory grief. And, of course those with a neurological diagnosis experience grief as well.

Here’s a short excerpt:

If we can name it, perhaps we can manage it. We turned to David Kessler for ideas on how to do that. Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief. He co-wrote with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross “On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss.” … He is the founder of www.grief.com… Kessler shared his thoughts on why it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling, how to manage it, and how he believes we will find meaning in it. The conversation is lightly edited for clarity.

The article is here:

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief
Harvard Business Review
by Scott Berinato
March 23, 2020

The article is well worth reading, especially for what it stays about anticipatory grief.