Coping with Grief

Best Podcasts for Grief

Listening to Podcasts for Grief The concert you have anticipated for months has been canceled. The normal activities that fill your days have been eliminated “until further notice”.  Working at home, or not working at all.  During this Pandemic we have all had to adjust in some ways. Experiencing grief…...

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Communal Grief

Coming out of isolation to grieve as a community.   Communal grief happens after a natural disaster, act of terrorism or the death of a public figure.  Half way through 2020 it has become a bit of a joke of all the terrible things that have happened this year already.…...

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Grief and Mental Health

Grief and Mental Health This month is mental health awareness month.  There is a real need at this time in history to check in on our mental health, especially for those who are experiencing grief. Each of us interpret life in our own way. There are the standard “stages of…...

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Virtual Grief Support When You Must “Stay at Home”

“Staying home” does not need to mean being alone in your grief. It’s a whole new world out there right now. The rapid spread of the coronavirus has literally sent us to our rooms.  We are being asked to “stay at home” to protect the health and safety of our…...

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Loss, Grief and Denial

Grief and denial that comes with loss The moment we are born into this world we start to experience loss and grief. We lose the warm safe place of our mother’s womb. As children we experience loss as we move away from dependence on our parents.  We experience loss of…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Four Personality

Over the past couple weeks we have explored the different personality types based on the Enneagram model and how each personality type plays a role in the way you grieve. Today we will talk about number 4 on the Enneagram. Type 4 is one of the most rare of Enneagram…...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Others Through Grief

When someone close to you loses a friend or family member, how do you deal with their grief? Are you a “suddenly silent and invisible” friend because you don’t know how to deal with pain? Do you smother the grieving person in food, affection, and advice? Or do you land…...

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Coping with the Loss of a Spouse

How can one possibly absorb the shock of the loss of a spouse? No matter how many years you have shared, memories of courtship, lifelong plans, and your marriage are most difficult to bear. Not to mention what has been left behind: children and grandchildren; dreams yet to be fulfilled.…...

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How To Grieve When You Don’t Want to Talk

When you are grieving the death of someone close to you there is so much emotional energy that is spent.  Between the shock of the realization that someone who has been a part of your life is gone forever to the many condolences given to the planning and attending of…...

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Music Playlist for The Grieving Heart

When you are sad and the grief of your loss is hitting hard, sometimes you just need to grab a comfy blanket, a box of tissues and a playlist of sad songs. There is just something special about hearing those sad ballads that speak to every feeling we just can’t…...

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