Earthquake in Mexico, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose, shootings, and violent protests: Some disasters are predictable and some are not. Either way, the results can be potentially devastating in many ways. Some disasters are public and some are very personal such as the death of a loved one, a terminal diagnosis, a personal betrayal, a robbery, or rape. Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. How is one expected to cope?
There are no easy or pat answers that make it less painful or the loss less significant. However, there are a few ways to help you come out of the trauma stronger, more focused, and with better clarity about priorities.