Coping with change and loss

woman looking out window wistfullyHere in Minnesota, we have had months of “social isolation” and coming to grips with the reality of a pandemic. Our lives have changed, and we are experiencing the loss of so much that we took for granted before. As we talk to others (virtually, of course), we are beginning to realize the impact these losses are having on us individually and as a community. We are grieving and unsure what to do.

We have found it helpful to articulate some of these losses in two key areas so we can start to acknowledge them and see what we can do. You may recognize some, and you may have your own.