Grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss. It often arises from the loss of someone or something you loved, but you can also grieve a terminal illness, trauma, abuse, or other deeply distressing events. Grief can have a profound impact on your life—it’s both physical and emotional, impacting your mind, body, and spirit. People all grieve differently and there are many ways to cope with loss. No matter what has prompted your grief, allowing yourself to grieve is paramount to processing your emotion and healing yourself.