Lately, I have seen a lot of grief and loss in my practice. Over the last few months, there has been an increase in people who have lost jobs, homes, boyfriends, siblings, friends, children, mothers and fathers. Some of these losses were due to the tornado, others were due to the government shut-down. Some were natural causalities of life. But, no matter how you describe it, there is no easy way to face loss. It hurts and it is stressful. It is also important to understand that different people experience grief in different ways. Grief, then, is described as a multi-faceted response to the loss of someone or something of value to which a bond was formed. Grief often entails emotional, physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, financial and philosophical dimensions. With the recent government shut-down, many of us found ourselves anxious, worried, sad…and without jobs or income. Consequently, discussing Grief and Loss is very relevant.