The Season of Spring and Grief

spring and grief

The Season Of Spring And Grief

For those of us who are grieving, the season of Spring can bring about a lot of deep emotions. Spring is a sign of new things and growth. The flowers are emerging from the ground and the people around you are excited about the upcoming warm weather and enjoying fun with their families. The combination of theses things can give the bereaved a strong sense of loss and loneliness.

In our hearts, we are wishing we could share the bright new days ahead with our loved ones. We know that we will miss them when those days finally arrive. It is the dread of what feelings will arise, compounded by the excitement of others, that can throw a person who is grieving into a reclusive state. Easter and Mother’s Day can be especially difficult. If these holidays are weighing heavy on your mind, think of a new tradition you can include on those days to honor and remember your loved one, such as planting flowers in their memory.

If you find yourself feeling like you want to be alone and you are not leaving your house, you may be showing signs of depression. Many of us choose to be alone during grief, especially for ones who are in the beginning stages. When the sun is shining, at least take yourself outside for a nice walk. You can even go to a park and walk on a trail or just sit on a bench and read or write in your journal. The sun will be good for you, as well as the fresh air.

We all need the time to process what he have lost and gone through. Be gentle on yourself during this season. Don’t hesitate to reach out to others in local or online support groups that can relate to the feelings you are having. Grief counseling can also be of great help during these rough times when we are prone to feeling a stronger sense of loss.

For further reading about handling grief, read: Talk About Your Grief.

Tips and strategies to help you heal from the shock and desperation from losing someone you love. Also included are true stories from others who have walked the journey of grief, and how they have overcome the raw emotions that accompany the death of a loved one
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In tribute to her son's passing, Lora C Mercado has been on a quest to help bring peace to those who are in a state of grief with her healing and inspirational books. She is also the founder of the website,, which provides articles and resources to help one cope with grief and loss. "Our Angels Await, Stories of Love from Beyond", includes true stories from people across the globe who have had connections with loved ones who have passed away. "Adjusting to Life After Loss, Coping with the Death of a Loved One and Honoring Their Memory", was released in October 2014. The second book in the series, "Adjusting to Life After the Loss of a Child, Coping, Healing and Understanding the Emotions of Grief" was released in January 2015. You may also enjoy her two latest books: "Healing Grief through Meditation: A Guide to Spiritual Wellness for the Bereaved" and "365 Quotes of Comfort for the Bereaved: A Year of Daily Inspiration to Heal Your Heart" Lora Mercado is also a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and ordained minister.


  1. I really like this article and believe it would be helpful to the bereavement support group I co-facilitate as well as a bi-monthly newsletter I write on grief. However, I don’t see any copyright information, etc. Any suggestions? Thank you….

    • Thank you so much. I actually wrote the article, as this is my website. I would be so happy if you shared it with your group. If you need any other information, please let me know.
      Lora Mercado

      • Thank you Lora and I will send you a copy of the newsletter once completed. Although I’m not sure if I send it as a “comment” will it be listed on your site? Is there another address I could use? Again – I appreciate your words and willingness to share of your experience in order to help others find hope.

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