Sunday, December 12, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief, December 5 - December 11, 2021

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

I’ve attended vigils and memorials and trials. But nothing brings back the dead. And so we have to learn to live with loss, as impossible as it can feel sometimes. These are some things that ease the pain of grief from someone who’s been there.  People should not run from their grief « The Bona Venture

 Being able to work through grief with exercise not only allowed me to process death, but helped me to have a goal in mind each day and kept me from overindulging in chocolate and potato chips as funerals were planned and days seemed to never end. When my grief felt overwhelming this year, I turned to indoor cycling to cope. « Yahoo!

To mark National Grief Awareness Week 2021, we asked women to reveal the positive lessons they’ve learned about love and life from grieving. Here’s what they had to say. Coping with grief: 14 women on what grief has taught them « Stylist

There is something healing about funneling the thoughts in our head down through our fingers to pen and onto paper. My New Tool For Working With Grief « BK Books 

Barbara Lazear Ascher, author of Ghosting: A Widow's Journey Out, writes about what it's like to be consumed by grief after a spouse's death and to feel isolated even though death is universal. Grief Is Universal. That Doesn't Make It Less Isolating « TIME

There is a difference between extending an animal's life and extending its death, and with all the advances in medical care and all the options available today, it is difficult to know whether the care we give to our cherished pets is prolonging their lives or prolonging their dying.  Pet Loss: Struggling With My Cat’s Ending « Grief Healing 

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