I learnt how to deal with loss and heartbreak in my early twenties.
It was a hot day in May, just after my 24th birthday when I was sitting at my desk in Television Centre at the BBC in London.
From that moment onwards, I met grief, and it has been with me ever since.
P.S. The oncologist was spot on, my dad died on September 9th 1998, just after Google was born.
I am an only child, and I felt completely lost, alone and helpless.
Good Grief, my debut book was literally a self-help book to help myself deal with loss – and from the success of this book, I was commissioned to write my second book Planet Grief 5 years later ❤︎
Grief is not only about death, I believe it is part of our everyday lives.
We start grieving change and loss from the moment we are born, as we move through different phases of our existence, we grieve what went before and what is to come.
Grief can be found in joy and is one of the most universal, shared emotions – connecting people across the world in an act of love.
We grieve loss of identity, loss of jobs and homes, the fast pace of technology, loss of truth in an ever-complex world, we grieve our shared ideals, our communities and our planet.
GRIEF IS OUR BRAIN’S WAY OF DEALING WITH LOSS
Grief is often our companion and through working with Dipti I’ve learnt you can make it something you get used to hanging out with.
Sharron Davies MBE, Olympic Swimmer
Planet Grief is a surprisingly uplifting book, helping you to deal with loss and heartbreak – we discover that by naming and claiming our overwhelming emotions as grief, we can harness its power to heal and unite us, and to build the resilience and creativity we need to meet an ever-changing world.
Dipti Tait draws on her own experiences and her wealth of professional insights as an acclaimed grief therapist (most recently featured on BBC Asian’s Fresh to Death podcast) as well as interviews with her clients, leaders from the world of tech, death celebrants and even Olympic sports stars like Sharron Davies MBE, to bring a whole new insight into grief and what we can learn from it.
Grief is one of the most painful experiences we will face. It’s something that we cannot avoid, or escape. We have to go through it to get through it, and through that journey, it changes us and eventually shows us how to deal with loss and find acceptance to heal our broken heart.
Grief, after all, is love, repackaged ❤︎