Some ways you can call on your internal resources to care for yourself and your community in this time of shared grief.
If Father’s Day is a reminder of loss rather than a celebration, here are four things you could plan for June 16th.
Many people find themselves stuck in grief because they are never able to let go of what they believed was “supposed to be.” This is the challenge behind acceptance.
Maybe we never get the answer for why they had to die, but we can create meaning out of our loss.
The grief theory of Continuing Bonds acknowledges that your relationship with the deceased has changed dramatically but will evolve into something new.
Making returns to intense feelings of grief when you thought you were feeling fine can leave you weary and wondering when it’s going to stop.
Grab some popcorn, and probably some tissues, and roll the film. Here is a list of 36 fantastic movies about grief.
An important thing to remember when you’re supporting someone else experiencing grief is to not compare losses. Speak to the pain you see without judgment of the loss itself.
You don’t just lose them, a part of you goes with them. And the deeper you loved someone, the larger the missing piece inside of you will be.
Secondary losses can be numerous and can make it feel like grief is piling up on you. This is the place where people, if they’re going to get stuck, usually get stuck
No one “gets over” grief, we just eventually figure out how make it part of who we are.
If you can’t find the words to write in a journal, try art. 17 memorial art projects you could try today.
Emotion is good at making strong memories, but is a really bad historian. Sometimes emotions you experience can obscure the facts of a situation, for good or bad.
Happiness isn’t a spontaneous state of being, it’s a practice. And though it may have come easily in the past, if you’re now experiencing grief, you may find that for the first time you really have to work at getting to joy and happiness.
Mindfulness expert, Heather Stang, is going to teach you two valuable practices, Mindfulness Meditation: Breath Awareness and Mindful Journaling.
If you’re interested in incorporating mindfulness practice into your daily life, this is a perfect beginners guide for grief and mindfulness.
Here are a few signs that may indicate your thoughts, or the thoughts of someone you’re concerned about, are turning from normal grief toward dangerous suicidal ideation.
“Normal” is pretty much impossible to define in the context of grief, but professionals in bereavement education, coaching, and counseling have been trying for some time to figure out the difference between “normal” and “abnormal” grief.
The RAIN method of mindfulness, is useful in grief for examining, and better understanding, what you’re feeling rather than just having those feelings take over.
Meaning-making can take you from a place where all you see is the bad that comes from loss to a place where you can start to see the “good.”