Grief and Friends

Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Seven Personality

I knew she couldn’t live forever, but it was as if she was bigger than life and more than just human. She was a friend to everyone, a true adventurer. She created an environment when we were kids where dreams came true and fun was a requirement of the day. …...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Six Personality

Today let’s dive into the Enneagram type 6, often known as “The Loyalist”. As we have learned, understanding our own personality traits gives great insight on how we will respond during a season of grief. The questions then come: What is the value in knowing how we grieve? Does knowing…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Five Personality

Today we will continue our discussion about the Enneagram and how different personality types deal with grief. The Type 5 on the Enneagram will be our focus today. They are known as “The Investigator.” Let’s begin by talking about what characterizes this personality type.  Characteristics of the Enneagram Type 5…...

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Helping Others Experiencing Grief

When it comes to helping someone who is experiencing grief, you may have some questions about how to help. There are many ways you can support someone through the grieving process. Listening Listening to grieving people is the most important thing you can do. Listen in a non-judging way, and…...

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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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6 Ways Introverts Can Grieve

After a hard week of work some people want nothing more than to throw off their work clothes, change into something fancy and hit the town. Dancing with friends and talking to their heart’s content; this is what fuels some and lets the anxiety of work melt away. For others…...

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Grieving A Co-Worker

Grieving the death of anyone we love or considered a friend is difficult. When a colleague passes away it can be even more difficult to find ways to grieve a co-worker and show your concern about the loss. There are a number of ways that you can grieve for your…...

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