Sunday, October 10, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief, October 3 - October 9, 2021

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

Well after the intense grief of an immediate loss has faded, and you think you’ve moved on, something happens out of the blue to revive it. Coping with grief triggers « IOL

Labor actually starts weeks before we are “birthed” into another world. Instead of hours of labor to get into this world it is often weeks of labor to leave it.  When a woman “pushes” to deliver us into this world it often takes minutes. To leave this world the final “push” can take hours. "Labor" to Enter This World & "Labor" to Leave It « Barbara Karnes, RN

Photos, videos, and shared stories can comfort those grieving the loss of a loved one member. But a more tangible item—an article of clothing, a favorite book, or, in my case, a boxy chair—can build a strong connection and make the grieving process a little less painful. How Transitional Objects Can Help With Grief « Well+Good 

According to a study by Vanessa Bravo, associate professor of strategic communications and chair of the Department of Strategic Communications at Elon University, grieving a death in our home country is unique for undocumented people because the option to be physically present during that difficult time doesn't exist. Transnational Grief Looks Different When You’re Undocumented « Yahoo! Life

Thoughts on leaning on ceremony after a death during the pandemic by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. "Tell Me How to Grieve" « AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 

October is Infant and Child Death Awareness Month. Silent Grief: Pregnancy and Infant Loss « Grief Healing 

There is a difference between giving up in despair —“I can’t do this anymore!”— and surrendering in hope —“I can’t do this anymore by myself.” 'Surrendering in Hope': Allowing Grief to Unfold « Open to Hope 

"Our daughter was only 41 years old when she died of heart failure a year ago, leaving her three sons behind. Just a little over one week ago, their home caught fire and burned to the ground, taking her dog with the fire." In Grief: Coping with Anger at God « Grief Healing

Today it is five years since my son, Brady, died of suicide at 16. I am very much better than I used to be. Some days I still have the thought that I wish I were dead. The View from Five Years Out « Grieve Well 

On the weekends, absent are the routines and busy schedules that fill our weekdays and make time march efficiently forward putting more space between you and that awful day and providing less space to think and hurt and feel the massive absence of him.  In Grief, Weekends Are The Worst « The Good Men Project

Projects such as the flag installation on the National Mall are critical to help to shed light on America’s grief. Editorial: Shedding a light on grief « Yahoo! News

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