Are you feeling a little anxious with the mid-term elections less than two weeks away? At its core, anxiety is fear of something, real or imagined, that is not necessarily occurring in the present moment or that may never occur. Anxiety can be as simple as a general sense of uneasiness, a feeling that all is not right, or it can be as specific as worrying that you have cancer or that the plane you are flying in will crash.
While many people experience anxiety for a variety of reasons, the kind of anxiety that is brought on as result of losing someone close to you runs a little deeper. While grief anxiety maintains many of the same characteristics as generalized anxiety, there is an underlying situational cause. So when we can allow ourselves to grieve and truly explore the impact of the loss, we are better able to ease and manage the anxiety that accompanies it.