A very dark abstract painting oriented vertically. The grey, ghostly forms seem to drag down the frame weighting down the bottom.

Artwork by: Angela Ellsworth

Distraction From Grief

Distraction from grief is a healthy coping strategy. It is not necessary to experience grief intensely 100% of the time to move through your journey in a health manner. “Taking a break” from the grief is actually a healthy coping skill.

If grief emotions become overwhelming, watching a funny movie, calling a friend to chat about something non-grief related, or becoming absorbed in a good novel are all healthy forms of distraction.

Prompt by: National Hospice Cooperative (NHC)