The Spiritual Path to Healing:
Mourning Ideas, Part 1

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

EXPRESS YOUR SPIRITUALITY

CARPE DIEM:
If you attend a place of worship, visit it today, either for services or an informal time of prayer and solitude. If you don't have a place of worship, perhaps you have a friend who seems spiritually grounded. Ask her how she learned to nurture her spirituality. Sometimes, someone else's ideas and practices provide just what you need to stimulate your own spiritual self-care.

NAME YOUR GRATITUDE & COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

CARPE DIEM
Start keeping a gratitude journal. Each night before you go to bed, recount your blessings from the day. At first you may find this challenging, but as you continue this daily practice, it will get easier and more joyful.

VISIT THE GREAT OUTDOORS

CARPE DIEM:
Today, reflect on your relationship with the natural world. Go for a walk or hike and invite the Divine to come along. Allow nature to sustain you and bring you peace.

GO TO EXILE

CARPE DIEM:
Schedule one hour of solitude into your day today.