Sunday, April 28, 2024

Understanding and Managing Grief, April 21 - April 27, 2024

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

According to research from national bereavement charity Sue Ryder, gardening and nature can have a profound impact on the grieving process and 40% of the 1,000 respondents surveyed said that gardening had actually ‘saved’ them from their grief. Gardening Is 'Saving' People From Grief By Providing A Safe Space For Reflection « HuffPost

One of the problems is that a survivor may feel that smiling or joining in some merriment may feel like a betrayal of the one who died. Why should we be happy when he or she can’t be here? Grief & healing: Don’t forget to play; it can help rebuild your identity « Daily Herald

Now available on the App Store, Google Play Store, and the web, DayNew is a new grief support platform, social community, educational hub, and task manager app wrapped up into one, user-friendly package. At its core, DayNew aims to be a safe space for users to connect with others, share their stories, and receive support from the community. Two widow founders launch DayNew, a social platform for people dealing with grief and trauma « Tech Crunch 

"I want to see my dad more than anything in the world . . . I have a huge aversion to any thought of moving on, healing, closure, acceptance, acknowledgment, etc. All I know is this pain, and my insides feel so uncomfortable in this body now. I feel physically ill." Acceptance, Closure, and "Moving On" in Grief « Grief Healing  

Palliative care and hospice professionals discuss what the process is like — and their insights may challenge what you think about dying. What We Get Wrong About Death, According To End-Of-Life Workers « HuffPost

Much about growing older involves loss: of physical strength, mental acuity, and social relevance. Learning to view death as a prelude to something larger is a skill we can begin while still alive. As we learn to drop away the extraneous, the essential can shine through more clearly. The Grief of Growing Older « Psychology Today

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