We are never prepared for the loneliness and grief following the death of a spouse. Even if we talked to our spouse who may have had a lingering illness about being alone after they pass, it still remains something you are never prepared for.
Difference Between Being Alone and Loneliness
I have been living alone now for more than ten… Continue reading
Collectively Grieving What Was
Your life is probably pretty sad, messy and filled with grief right now. You are missing your loved one who died, and you are missing a way of life that preceded this pandemic we find ourselves in the middle of.
I’m guessing you found your way to this blog because you are mourning the loss of a loved one. But you are also saddled with the collective grief we are all experiencing as we navigate this global pandemic.
You are just trying to survive life as you knew it with your loved one and life as… Continue reading
Grieving the death of a sibling can be a heartbreak experience especially when the sibling dies at a young age.
Guest Post Allison Black
I remember September 5, 2010 as if it was yesterday. I peeled open my eyes, the celebrations of the night before still fogging my brain. I could hear quiet talking. I rubbed my eyes and saw my roommate on the phone. She hung up. “Get dressed my parents are taking us to lunch.” I rolled out of bed and threw on some clothes. We laughed about the fun we had the night before and thought how… Continue reading
Just as our grief doesn’t follow a predictable course like a map, neither does life. In fact, it’s more like a compass because it points you in the general direction and then you figure out where to turn.
We can listen to all sorts of people who try to help us learn how to grieve. There are thousands of books on the subject! But we’re all as different as the leaves on a tree. Grief is a process, not an event!
If you think about the compass inside you, it is your inner wisdom or intuition that guides your way… Continue reading
I can no more stop loving my child who lives than I can stop loving my child who died
Dare I return to the beginning of sorrows? Yes, I dare to return to my story, but in a different way ~ through my heart. My heart was no more than a beating, necessary-for-life organ until my son’s heart stopped beating.
Over the years I have thought more deeply, even spiritually, about this vital organ and I will share some of my thoughts with you for your consideration and response if you like.
Now at year thirteen, I have had a… Continue reading