Four Quadrants
Body Mind Spirit Emotion


Feeling unhappy; full of grief.

Crying, feelings tired or fatigued, physical pain, self-neglect, loss of appetite, difficulties sleeping, lowered self esteem, irritability, suicidal thoughts, deterioration in studies, feeling down or depressed, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities

Physically, a person may experience fatigue, physical pain, a change in appetite, and difficulties sleeping.  Some people may lose focus on self-care.

Intellectually, a person living with sadness may experience lowered self-esteem, poor concentration, difficulties studying or working, depression, and thoughts of suicide.

Emotionally, a person may experience bouts of crying, irritability, fatigue, apathy, depression, and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.

A person living with sadness may disconnect from others, or not want to seek guidance and support.  Alternatively, a person may ask for spiritual guidance, or turn to their traditions and set of beliefs.