“I had grief in the boxing ring, and it was not pretty.” Grief facilitator Andrea Moore is speaking out and helping siblings build resiliency.”
The first man I gave my number to after being widowed was a half-drunk traveler to the U.S. who wasn’t sure how to get to his Brooklyn apartment.
“Uber should be able to get me home,” he said, stepping off the high-end luxury yacht we had been on for the past six hours.
Grief does not end after we’ve wished our final goodbyes. If you want to support someone who is experiencing loss, know that you are most needed after the funeral is over, and when the shock wears off.
When it comes to grief, receiving a ton of information at once can feel overwhelming. Social media is often a helpful go-to resources to connect with others, feel validated in our loss, and learn about grief.
Here are a few Instagram accounts we recommend that you check out and follow as you navigate this challenging journey.
At age 12, Danica Thurber lost her father to a sudden heart attack. She then experienced a string of other losses, including her desire to hold it all together. Thurber says that “grief threatened to engulf me.” Always an artist, she began painting pain and death alongside the beautiful parts of life and discovered that this would be a healing process for her. “It took me years, and a lot of support, to find personal healing,” she said, “and along the way, I began to reach out to others who had experienced loss.” Thurber is now a Therapeutic Art Life Coach, a fine artist and art teacher. She and her husband founded Project Grief, an online school that teaches art as a tool for personal grief recovery. The school is for anyone who’s experienced a loss and shows them how to translate intangible, painful feelings onto a visible canvas. In…
A common effect of grief is feeling guilty about what we think we could or should have done, and sometimes, what we did do.
Grief is hard. It is exhausting and mentally taxing. And while I’m sure you may know this, or have experienced glimpses of this by now, I want you to know that your pain is fully real, completely valid, and entirely yours.
My initial thoughts on a support group were not anything close to what I discovered them to be. Eventually, after months of going crazy and not knowing how to deal with my confused mind and aching heart, I joined a grief group. Here’s what I learned and why you should join one.
If you’re a friend or family member trying to provide comfort to a grieving heart, the last thing you want to do is bring them more pain. So when you’re told, “Your words and actions are hurtful. You don’t understand,” it may be easy to feel unappreciated or confused. I was just trying to help, you think. The Story of Peanuts and Grief After a long walk, Maria said to her friend Samantha, “Hey, I’m kind of hungry.” Samantha, recalling she had food in her backpack, offered some to Maria. “Hey, here’s some peanuts. I know it’s not much, but it’s all I have.” “Oh, I appreciate it, but I’m afraid I’m allergic,” said Maria. “But, I’m trying to be helpful. Just eat the peanuts,” Samantha said a bit bothered with her friend. “It’s kind of you, but the peanuts you’re giving me will make my stomach hurt more,” Maria…