Sunday, October 1, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, September 24 - September 30, 2023

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

As long as we love, we are going to grieve, and as long as we grieve, we are going to need support. Though it was on-trend for half a century, mourning attire has now been out of fashion even longer. Black is the customary color of mourning in the U.S., but wearing all black doesn’t infer what it did. Why Grief Is Ready for Its Renaissance Era « Psychology Today

With self-care and guidance from other seasoned gardeners, I’m learning to nurture my buried feelings of pain and sorrow. With determination, practice, and patience, my garden is growing. Yielding crops of loving memories, purpose, and newfound hope. Apparently time does heal all wounds…but not without a little help. Growing A Garden of Hope « Alive in Memory

Showing up means more than knowing the exact right thing to do or say. You don't need to fix someone's grief; it isn't something that can be solved. Everyone grieves differently, so ask them about their experience and listen to their answers. What to Say When Someone Is Experiencing Loss « Psychology Today

Seeing the heartbreak on friends’ faces as they told me about their passed loved one, I attempted to place myself in their shoes. It was never difficult to fully grasp the pain they were going through; I came to realize grief is to an extent incommunicable. Death itself felt so distant, as if it was a far off reality that I myself would never have to deal with. This was until I woke up one morning with the worst news of my life: My grandmother had passed. Dealing with grief in college is difficult. With support, it's less painful « Michigan Daily

I’ve listened to and learned from thousands of youth in foster care as they’ve shared what it is like to experience foster care transitions. My heart has weighed heavy as youth discuss what it is like to be removed and disconnected from their families, placed into foster care, how they cope with loss and grief while navigating the foster care system, what it has been like to return or not return to their family, and all the ambiguities that further complicate their reality. Loss, Grief and Relational Connection for Youth in Foster Care « Imprint News

Writing is one of the oldest methods of self-exploration, self-expression and self-discovery. An ongoing workbook, diary or journal can be a trusted friend, available to listen to you at no cost, 24 hours a day, regardless of what mood you’re in. Using Writing to Help with Grief « Grief Healing

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