Sunday, May 7, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, April 30 - May 6, 2023

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

Texas author Dina Gachman shares her story of healing after losing her mother and sister in her book, So Sorry For Your Loss: How I Learned to Live with Grief, and Other Grave Concerns: Author Interview « Texas Standard

After Charlotte Maya’s husband died by suicide in 2007, she had to be there for her two young children. She says the grief doesn’t ever “go away.”  Grieving a Suicide Loss: One Woman’s Story « Everyday Health

Guilt is the illusion that we can prevent death. We use guilt to distract ourselves from the pure pain of grief. With discipline, we can rewire our brains away from the habit of guilt. Learn to Let Go of Guilt in Grief « Pychology Today

Grief does not progress through predictable, one-size-fits-all stages. Death does not end a relationship. Grief is never fully completed, but it diminishes as the bereaved accepts the finality of the loss. Integrating grief allows the deceased to re-enter the life of the bereaved with joyful memories. Have I Grieved Too Long? « Pychology Today

The complexity of grief is difficult to describe or understand, especially when it's a family member one has been estranged from. We have every right to feel sad, angry, resentful, or even guilty, whether the estrangement was our choice or not. When we lose those we were distanced from, the pain is still there. Yet, many do not understand, so it can feel isolating. The Complexity of Grief with Estrangement « Pychology Today

Experiencing multiple losses in a short time is extremely challenging, so it’s natural and normal to feel overwhelmed. Your brain requires lived experience and repetition to update the neural map, so you benefit from engaging with life to create your "new normal." Embrace therapeutic living, such as moving your body, being in nature, and getting support, to boost your brain's grieving and rewiring process. 5 Ways to Boost Your Brain's Grieving Process « Pychology Today

Finding the Words: Working Through Profound Loss with Hope and Purpose is a powerful and personal exploration of grief, as a bereft father shares his experience of losing both his children, Ruby and Hart when a drunk driver hit their car, and changed what was a pleasant family outing to the worst day imaginable.  Voices of Experience: Saying Yes to Help (Saying Yes to Everything) « Grief Healing

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