Sunday, July 26, 2020

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, July 19 - July 25, 2020

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Animals give us innumerable gifts during our lives together. Even as we understandably mourn their physical presence, it’s important to understand that the gifts from our animals do not go away at death. Cherishing The Legacies Our Animals Bequeath To Us « Animal Souls Matter

Although ours is often a death-denying culture, a conversation about loss and grief is essential if we want to support our grieving friends, coworkers, community members, and fellow citizens. Caring for our bereaved networks is not only a part of being an emotionally sensitive person, it’s also a mandate of our faith. How parishes can comfort the sorrowful and care for the grieving « U.S. Catholic magazine

"I adopted two kittens shortly after my cat's death. They are now 20 weeks old -- got them at 9 weeks. Well, I took both of them in to get spayed and neutered. The neutering went fine, but one of my dear kittens is now blind." Pet Loss: When A Pet's Routine Surgery Goes Bad « Grief Healing

The death of an abuser may leave you with complicated feelings, a confusing mix of anger, sadness, loss, guilt, relief, and even pity. So what do you do when your abuser dies or is near death? When Your Abuser Dies « The Grief Dialogues

The Karuna Project’s Claudia Coenen, a certified grief counselor, and thanatologist, discusses how “expressing your inner experience of grief allows you to explore it, process it, and move through it.” The Importance and Value of Writing Through Grief « The Grief Dialogues

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