David Fireman's Blog – November 2009 Archive (2)

A Grief Out of Season

We are not prepared to lose a friend and colleague in the span of a weekend. We are not prepared to have death come to us so suddenly, unexpectedly, almost assaultively. Work is the known world—the place for demonstrating our strength and competence, our viability to exact predictable results. We are broadsided by the news of sudden, violent, and senseless death. And it is as if, for a moment, time stands still, as we take in the information that a person of youth and promise, our friend and… Continue

Added by David Fireman on November 19, 2009 at 7:17am — No Comments

Taking Care of Yourself

In order to stay as balanced as possible when grief evokes intense and variable emotional states, we must attend to body, mind and spirit. Use gentle, peaceful means, and be patient with your self and your process.


Make gentle, slow changes that you can hold to the rest of your life.

Nutrition: Avoid the standard American diet of too much sugar, fat, salt, protein, and processed foods, which include most of the above, plus toxic chemicals. Move towards whole… Continue

Added by David Fireman on November 12, 2009 at 9:57pm — No Comments

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