The Spiritual Path to Healing:
Mourning Ideas, Part 2

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

NURTURE YOUR SPIRIT

CARPE DIEM
Look over the spiritual practices in this article series and select one to participate in that you might not naturally be drawn toward. Try it out and be open to how it expands your capacity to nurture your spirit.

SET ASIDE TIME EACH DAY FOR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

CARPE DIEM
You know that you're supposed to exercise your body for 30 minutes a day. Start exercising your spirit for 30 minutes a day, too. Begin today.

SEEK OUT A SPIRITUAL ADVISOR

CARPE DIEM
Right now, make a list of three local people you look up to spiritually. Try to identify someone with whom you can meet in person periodically. Call him or her today and extend an invitation to meet for coffee.

REACH OUT TO OTHERS FOR HELP

CARPE DIEM
Call a close friend who may have distanced himself from you since the death and tell him how much you need him right now. Suggest specific ways he can help.

TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF

CARPE DIEM
Are you taking a multi-vitamin? If not, now is probably a good time to start. In part, you can think of it as a spiritual self-care vitamin!