24. Holidays and the upcoming new year have the potential to bring up regrets, and grief in all its aspects. Grief can be sparked by all kinds of different losses besides the obvious one of death. Divorce, illness, bankruptcy, loss of dreams and loss of a pet, loss of a job, can all provoke profound grief. One common cause of grief is disappointment with oneself and this can be tied in with dietary lapses. There are resources to help you cope with grief and loss. Acknowledging the grief is often the first step.