Dealing with grief is a very personal and individual process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Some people may show outward shows of emotion right away others may take days, weeks or months to fully process the pain of loss. Here are 4 strategies for how connecting with nature can help us move through grief. These were taken from the Mind Body Green article written by Tanya Carroll Richardson.
1. Scream, cry, laugh, or dance with abandon in wide-open nature to release pent-up emotions.
2. Receive an insightful message about your loss from fire.
3. Sit under a tree and journal on recycled paper about your subconscious issues around this loss.
4. Use natural stones or crystals to ground yourself during intense emotional moments.
Try to remember that this loss is just one season in your life. Even after the most devastating loss, you will come out the other side of your grief journey feeling hopeful and inspired once again. The more you consciously process your emotions and become curious about your grief, the more you will gain from this loss.