After a Loss: How Traveling Can Help You Heal

After you’ve lost a loved one, it may seem counterintuitive to take a vacation. In truth, it can be helpful to see new things and get away from reminders of what you’ve lost. Traveling can help you gain insight into yourself and may be a good way to help you work through your grief.

Here are four types of vacations that can help you on your path to healing:

  • Tropical: This could be a cruise or maybe just some time at the beach. Being near the ocean is restorative because it quiets the mind and calms us. Additionally, the extra vitamin D absorbed in a tropical climate boosts endorphins and enhances immunity.
  • Sightseeing: Sightseeing might seem frivolous when you’re mourning, but creating new memories helps ease the pain of loss. It’s also beneficial to learn and see new things because it can expand your horizons and give you a deeper understanding of the world. Traveling can help you put your life in context and begin to feel better.
  • Healing: This can be a trip to some isolated spot where you can relax and reflect. Perhaps it could be a trip to a spa where you can indulge in some healing therapies. Whether it’s therapeutic or just relaxing, this kind of vacation can help you begin to recover from your loss.
  • Physically active: Being physically active can release endorphins and reduce stress. Conquering new challenges can also boost your physical and emotional well-being.

The right vacation can help you heal from a loss. But first, it’s important to work toward healing by remembering the person who has died with a life-honoring service. At Valley of the Temples, we can help you plan a unique and meaningful funeral that honors your loved one and provides closure to those who are mourning the loss. Call us at (808) 725-2798 for more information.

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