When we are grieving the loss of someone we loved, often we find little to nothing to be grateful for. In fact, we often have feelings of anger or despair and we focus on what we no longer have versus what we do still have.
So how can gratitude help in the journey through grief?
Gratitude is the emotional state of receiving, it is a feeling you tune into and receive.
Think back to times in your life when you felt most grateful? If you can conjure up those pictures you can bring yourself back to those feelings as often… Continue reading
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 years since the passing of my husband and much of that time I am fine being alone meaning not being with another individual or a pet. I actually had a cat most of the time, she died two years ago… 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