Entries tagged with “Grieving”
May these affirmations offer some comfort as you go through the grieving process and strive for deeper meaning.
When the holidays remind us of those that have been lost.
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.
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.
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…
Excerpt from Hope, Make, Heal: 20 Crafts to Mend the Heart
Shifting away from an attachment to the material aspects of personhood can help transform suffering into healing.
What helped is that I finally found a purpose for this sometimes-excruciating feeling.
The Missing Stage of Grief
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,…
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…
When grief left her adrift, Jennifer Ewing found solace in spirit boats.
Someone you know has died due to COVID-19. Here’s the script on writing your gentle condolences.
In my work, I have witnessed many beautiful words of consolation and comfort gone awry.
The death wellness movement is about facing hard choices openly and mindfully. For author Leslie Krongold, this has been a very personal exploration.
The Armor of LightAbigail DisneyFork FilmsAbigail Disney’s emotionally overwhelming documentary portrays one of the more surprising political and religious alliances of recent year…
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…
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…
The loss of a spouse can lead to a cascade of ill health effects.
How to use meditation to grow with loss.
Kathryn Drury Wagner speaks with trauma expert Kathryn Templeton on how to move from immobilization into balance and harmony.
Words of wisdom for those who are suffering the rawness of recent loss.
Coming to terms with our cluttered spaces could be one way for us to heal.
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. 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…
Excerpt of Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience
3 ways to keep hope alive in the face of a grim reality.
Creating grief rituals is as individual as the one who mourns and can help us continue to feel connected.
The suffering of grief can begin to heal by accepting support and practicing self-care.
“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
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.”
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…
A way to honor your mother with others who have lost their own. Sponsored Content from Celebrant Foundation & Institute.
An excerpt from You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing, and Hope .
Life simply and harshly demands that we dive into the depth of what we’re given, meeting life, not avoiding it.
David Kessler, the world’s foremost expert on grief, talks about finding meaning in loss.
Modern Loss co-founder Rebecca Soffer shares how she transformed personal tragedy to a needed resource for others grieving.
"I must write her a note of glad tidings / with tidbits of nostalgia instead of our grief"
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…
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When we have walked in darkness for so long, we are sometimes allowed to step into a parallel world.
Pet-loss support groups can help the healing process when we lose our most constant companions.
Create a grief collage to help you move forward.
When we allow pain in fully (and then release it fully), the heart can transform pain into gold.
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.
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…
Adapted from In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
Already a big believer in the value of friends cooking for friends, I became essentially devout.
Jagad Guru offers wisdom on how we should direct our love toward the one who will never leave us.
Rabbi Rami talks to trauma expert and Zen priest Dr. Joanne Cacciatore.
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…
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…
“How much space do our dreams and griefs, our hopes and losses, need to have to have room enough?”
“Life gives us pain. Our job is to experience it when it gets handed to us.”
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…