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Entries tagged with “Grieving”

16 Affirmations for Coping With Grief

May these affirmations offer some comfort as you go through the grieving process and strive for deeper meaning.

3 Ways to Find Light when the Holidays Feel Dark

When the holidays remind us of those that have been lost.

5 Healthy Ways to Begin or Continue to Heal After Suicide Loss

For survivors of suicide, grief is compounded by the stigma and shame that often accompanies these tragic situations. Here are some healthy strategies you can use for healing—and forgiving yourself.

A Ritual for Honoring the Loss of a Human or Animal Companion

Rosemary has long signified deep friendship and lasting memories. This ritual for grief, built around rosemary, creates time and space for grieving and allows others to join and share the healing process.

And This Is How Our World Will Change

Those who have deeply suffered know the only way to attain authentic and lasting contentment is to turn our hearts outward in service to those who are suffering. Here are two stories…

Be Strong — Eat for Power

Excerpt from Hope, Make, Heal: 20 Crafts to Mend the Heart

Becoming Trans-personal

Shifting away from an attachment to the material aspects of personhood can help transform suffering into healing.

Befriending Grief

What helped is that I finally found a purpose for this sometimes-excruciating feeling.

Book Review: Anxiety

The Missing Stage of Grief

Book Review: Resilient Grieving

Resilient GrievingBy Lucy Hone, PhDThe ExperimentLucy Hone is well acquainted with grief and resilience. Her 12-year-old daughter, Abi, was killed in a tragic car accident in 2012,…

Bringing Food: Making a Gift of Comfort More Meaningful

By Michelle Smith When we hear of a death in our family or community we feel a powerful urge to offer comfort—and so, we bring food. In almost any culture bringing food to t…

Chart Your Own Course for Healing

When grief left her adrift, Jennifer Ewing found solace in spirit boats.

​Condolences in the Days of COVID-19

Someone you know has died due to COVID-19. Here’s the script on writing your gentle condolences.

Do No Harm to Those You Love

In my work, I have witnessed many beautiful words of consolation and comfort gone awry.

Ending it Well: Missives from Inside the Death Wellness Movement

The death wellness movement is about facing hard choices openly and mindfully. For author Leslie Krongold, this has been a very personal exploration.

Film Review: The Armor of Light

The Armor of LightAbigail DisneyFork FilmsAbigail Disney’s emotionally overwhelming documentary portrays one of the more surprising political and religious alliances of recent year…

Find the Good in Grief

I couldn’t imagine why I would want to dedicate two years of my life to studying with a man who could be confused with the grim reaper himself…

From the Editor: November/December 2017

I’ve been wrestling lately with some extra pounds that have me worried—and are changing the way I worry about worrying. Why? Because I’ve just read Cracking the Aging Code: T…

Grief, the Thief of Sleep

The loss of a spouse can lead to a cascade of ill health effects.

Healing Heartbreak through Meditation During the Holidays

How to use meditation to grow with loss.

Holistic Practices for Grief

Kathryn Drury Wagner speaks with trauma expert Kathryn Templeton on how to move from immobilization into balance and harmony.

Honoring Grief

Words of wisdom for those who are suffering the rawness of recent loss.

How Decluttering Can Help You Process Grief

Coming to terms with our cluttered spaces could be one way for us to heal.

How to Find Your Footing When the Bottom Drops Out

When we are ready to find our way to solid ground, these two steps can help us in our journey

I Miscarried A Month Ago

I miscarried a month ago. My partner says our baby wasn’t really a baby and I shouldn’t grieve. But I do. I want to name our baby and have a memorial service for her. Am I being si…

I Would Change Nothing

Excerpt of Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience

Keeping Hope Alive (when Things Seem at their Worst)

3 ways to keep hope alive in the face of a grim reality.

Land of the Remembered: Rituals from the Heart

Creating grief rituals is as individual as the one who mourns and can help us continue to feel connected.

Let Your Body Lead You Through Grief

The suffering of grief can begin to heal by accepting support and practicing self-care.

Life in and After the Pandemic: Grieving What Was and Welcoming What Will Be

“Do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” —Rumi

Living With the Heartbreak of Suicide

Psychologist Sarah Neustadter offers three phases as guideposts for those left behind. “Our feelings of despair and broken-heartedness need to be fully felt in order for them to shift into something new that emerges from grief.”

Maple-Sweetened Apple Cake

Sitting at my kitchen table in the morning a few weeks ago I was struck with an urgent feeling that I must go home to my parents. An hour later I had flights booked and bags p…

Motherless Mother’s Day: Communal Grieving and the Healing Process

A way to honor your mother with others who have lost their own. Sponsored Content from Celebrant Foundation & Institute.

Our Grieving Body

An excerpt from You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing, and Hope .

Our Walk in the World: Going Off the Deep End

Life simply and harshly demands that we dive into the depth of what we’re given, meeting life, not avoiding it.

Podcast: David Kessler

David Kessler, the world’s foremost expert on grief, talks about finding meaning in loss.

Podcast: Loss and Laughter with Rebecca Soffer

Modern Loss co-founder Rebecca Soffer shares how she transformed personal tragedy to a needed resource for others grieving.

Poem: The Holler

"I must write her a note of glad tidings / with tidbits of nostalgia instead of our grief"

Rewiring Grief: Creating Healing Thoughts

So far in my life, I’ve been amazingly lucky: I haven’t experienced a major traumatic loss, like the death of a parent, close family member, or friend. Sure, I’ve had my share of l…

Stepping Out of Grief

When we have walked in darkness for so long, we are sometimes allowed to step into a parallel world.

Support for the Bereaved Animal Lover

Pet-loss support groups can help the healing process when we lose our most constant companions.

Tending to the Pain of Loss Through Collage

Create a grief collage to help you move forward.

The Alchemy of the Heart: Witnessing Grief

When we allow pain in fully (and then release it fully), the heart can transform pain into gold.

The Complicated Grief of Suicide

The path of grief is never a straight line, especially the complicated grief of suicide. One S&H editor shares her story, and an expert also has four suggestions for ways to make a difference in the suicide epidemic.

The Fear Project

What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing … and LoveBy Jaimal YogisRodaleFear of the unknown can be either a call to action or a paralyzing notion. Yo…

The First Child in History Diagnosed with Autism

Adapted from In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

The Meals You Don’t Want to Skip

Already a big believer in the value of friends cooking for friends, I became essentially devout.

Transcending the Sadness of Losing a Loved One

Jagad Guru offers wisdom on how we should direct our love toward the one who will never leave us.

Transforming Trauma with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

Rabbi Rami talks to trauma expert and Zen priest Dr. Joanne Cacciatore.

Use Rituals to Ease the Anguish of Loss

Experts and survivors agree—use rituals to ease the anguish of loss. Then practice acts of love to move forward toward a sense of peace.Near midnight on Good Friday, 1990, just hou…

Video: How to Transform Grief and Heal Emotional Trauma

If you've ever suffered from depression, anger or any other emotional blockage in your life, watch this episode. We booked a session with renowned counselor and healer Dr. Deb Sand…

Where is the Space for Grief and Dreams?

“How much space do our dreams and griefs, our hopes and losses, need to have to have room enough?”

Why We Must Witness Grief

Life gives us pain. Our job is to experience it when it gets handed to us.”

Your Struggles Don't Define You

 For better or worse, challenge is an ingrained part of growth and awakening. All of us have struggles at some point or another. But some who face challenges are happy; some a…

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