Sunday, May 14, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, May 7 - May 13, 2023

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

For practical suggestions on how to cope with grief on Mother’s Day ~ or on how to better understand and support a mother, mother figure, daughter, grandmother (or a dad!) in grief ~ you're invited to access one or more of the helpful articles and resources listed here:  Coping with Grief on Mother's Day: Selected Resources « Grief Healing

Pet loss grief is a form of disenfranchised grief that is very real, and very valid. There are not clearly defined societal norms for memorializing a pet. Still, sharing grief is a basic ritual of healing for social cultures.The purpose of a memorial is to honor the life and love shared with the departed, be they a human or an animal. An Honorable Parting: Why Pet Memorials Matter « Psychology Today

When we lose a connection to someone, the brain changes as we grieve. Grief is an intense emotional experience. Some researchers say a better understanding of the biological effects of loss on the brain could be used to help ease the pain and yearning experienced in grieving. How the Brain Changes When We Grieve « Axios

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