HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH GRIEF
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We’re into the holiday season, we see all the ads on TV for all the latest and greatest products and sales, and the social activities are being planned. If you are grieving the death of a loved one, you might not be feeling very festive and jolly, in fact you might be more like Scrooge – ho hum bug, wondering how will you cope? Continue reading
I don’t know if you watched the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy last Thursday, if not I’m sure you can watch the replay online.
It was a wonderful episode on how individual the grieving process is for everyone. Many of the characters went through disbelief, denial, anger and even laughter. I don’t think the episode ended in acceptance because that takes time and my hope is that the series writers will continue to shine a light on the grief journey the characters will continue to experience and how their lives will be changed.
As you and I well… Continue reading
Just days before my fiftieth birthday last April, my beloved dog Tanner became gravely ill. He was diagnosed with a rare, terminal condition and died in June.
My friend Suzy helped me bury Tanner in my backyard, right by some special lilies I’d planted in memory of my husband. Adam also had died of a rare illness, a relatively rare bone marrow cancer called Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia, in May 2003.
In between losing Adam and Tanner, I lost my mother, as well, to complications from strokes she suffered at a family reunion on a beach in Maine in August 2005.… Continue reading
If you are reading this you are no doubt on your journey through the grieving process. I want to suggest no matter where you are on that journey, remembering there is no right or wrong way to grieve nor is there a time limit that writing can be healing.
Well you might say, “I’m not a writer” – but I challenge you to just jot your thoughts in a journal or a spiral notebook or what ever works for you. Writing is a process just as grief is a process and remember no one has to read… Continue reading