How are you feeling today? This can be such a loaded question for those of us who are grieving. One day we can often barely answer that question without breaking down, but the next day could be good, we may even experience happiness and joy. Then, we start to feel guilty for feeling good. This […]Read More Conflicting Emotions
When we have hard conversations during grief we often get asked, “How are you?” There can be such a struggle when we are trying to answer that question. We feel guilty for putting our grief on others so we will just answer with a simple, “fine” and then continue on with our day. How different […]Read More emotions get a name
Do you ever sit back and wonder what life would be like if your person was still here? Do you sit in a shared space with others and wonder what you would be talking about if they were still here? Do you ever pick up the phone to call or text them and have the […]Read More Hopes and Dreams
There was a time in our country’s history that we could easily identify someone in mourning. If you watch an older movie you often see them wearing black clothes to show everyone they are in mourning, allowing the community to empathize with them and surround them with support. Unfortunately for us, that has changed. We […]Read More Meaningful Mourning
Can you look back on your grief journey and find a moment where you just felt completely frozen? Maybe you just wanted to just run away from it all? How about a fit of rage or a time when you could not stand up for yourself? These are all examples of our brain trying to […]Read More Grounded in Grief
Support: verb, to bear all or part of the weight, to hold up. Grief begs for us to isolate ourselves, we experience such deep sorrow and longing after losing someone we care about so deeply. We can try to fill the space they consumed with unhealthy habits. Some days, it may feel like we will […]Read More Support systems
Life is seasonal, it ebbs and flows without consent from us, leaving us grasping for control over anything we can. Those of you reading this are in the midst of a huge change, please give it the time and space it begs for. If we don’t allow grief its space it will take it from […]Read More Self-care During Grief
Is there such a thing as normal during grief? When we lose one of the people closest to us we can feel frozen, our entire lives change in one second and we can often struggle to regulate ourselves. So this can present the question, “What is normal?” when it comes to grief. You are standing […]Read More Is This Normal?