If you’re someone who won’t be in a celebratory mood here are some things you can do that might help manage the Valentine’s blues.
Global Grief of COVID-19
Some ways you can call on your internal resources to care for yourself and your community in this time of shared grief.
4 Ways to Remember Dad on Father’s Day
If Father’s Day is a reminder of loss rather than a celebration, here are four things you could plan for June 16th.
Why We Get Stuck In Grief
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.
Looking Back at Loss: The “Good” Side of Grief
Maybe we never get the answer for why they had to die, but we can create meaning out of our loss.
Continuing Bonds: Your Evolving Relationship with Someone Who Died
The grief theory of Continuing Bonds acknowledges that your relationship with the deceased has changed dramatically but will evolve into something new.
Setbacks in Grief
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.
Movies About Grief
Grab some popcorn, and probably some tissues, and roll the film. Here is a list of 36 fantastic movies about grief.
Grief Support: Paying it Forward
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.
Missing the Old Me
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
“Get Over It”
No one “gets over” grief, we just eventually figure out how make it part of who we are.
Memorial Art Projects
If you can’t find the words to write in a journal, try art. 17 memorial art projects you could try today.
Emotional vs Historical Memory
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.
A Year-long Look at Healing
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 & Grief: Meditation and Journaling
Mindfulness expert, Heather Stang, is going to teach you two valuable practices, Mindfulness Meditation: Breath Awareness and Mindful Journaling.
Mindfulness and Grief with Heather Stang
If you’re interested in incorporating mindfulness practice into your daily life, this is a perfect beginners guide for grief and mindfulness.
Grief and Not Wanting to Be Alive
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 Grief vs Depression
“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.
RAIN: Easy Mindfulness for 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.