Grief

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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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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Helping Parents Cope With Losing a Spouse

Losing a spouse is incredibly hard. What can you do to help your parent through his or her grief when a spouse dies? This is one of the major losses in life, but there are things you can do to help. How to Help a Parent Cope with Losing a…...

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Grieving During the Winter

The winter season brings many changes in regards to the weather. Especially to those who have the privilege of living in the upper Midwest. Sometimes we are referred to as “The Bold North” or “The Frozen Tundra”. The weather around here has extreme changes; from glorious sunny days drifting around…...

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Grieving After the Holidays

Losing a life of someone dear around the holidays isn’t really that much different from any other time. The obvious exception to the rule is that the holidays are meant to be a time for joy for everyone, and you may not be experiencing that same joy. While those around…...

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A Caretaker’s Story

  I knew this woman who had beautiful olive skin, perfectly coiled curls and the sunniest disposition.  This woman was so encouraging and so positive. She had three children just as perfectly put together as she.  Whether she was wearing an outfit fit for a business meeting or an intense…...

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Writing a Letter to My Grief

Writing a letter to your grief can be a good way to express your feelings about it as if it was a living thing.  Grief has its benefits and downfalls. Writing this letter might help you discover that there is purpose in grief but there is also places where you…...

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Physical Symptoms of Grief and How Grief Can Affect Your Body

When you are struggling with grief, it’s true that it is not purely emotional.  Every person experiences grief in different ways. In the same way, each person’s grief will display different physical symptoms: stomach aches that won’t seem to settle or trying to get tasks done but your brain just…...

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Grief Podcasts to Listen To

Whether you are a frequent podcast listener or not, finding a good podcast on grief can be a helpful part of your healing journey. Today we’ll discuss some of our favorite Grief Podcasts to add to your list. For those who are unfamiliar with Podcasts, a podcast is a digital…...

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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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