Dealing with Grief

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A little inspiration for dealing with grief.

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A retreat for grieving parents provides therapeutic benefits, writes a mother whose daughter was stillborn 22 years ago.

Creative therapy and shared support can help with grief after losing a child

A retreat for grieving parents provides therapeutic benefits, writes a mother whose daughter was stillborn 22 years ago.

As our communities struggle to stay open, women across America see their lives becoming more complicated as they juggle responsibilities at home and at work (which is often still at home), caring for coworkers, customers and family. Kirsten Duncan’s traumatic four months taught her the power of shared grief.

In Her Own Words: Kirsten Duncan discovers strength, stories through grief - Bizwomen

As our communities struggle to stay open, women across America see their lives becoming more complicated as they juggle responsibilities at home and at work (which is often still at home), caring for coworkers, customers and family. Kirsten Duncan’s traumatic four months taught her the power of shared grief.

Whether you’re bereaved as a child or an adult, the death of a family elder can hit hard – especially without traditional grieving rituals

‘The hole in your heart never goes away’: The hidden grief of losing a grandparent

Whether you’re bereaved as a child or an adult, the death of a family elder can hit hard – especially without traditional grieving rituals

In an exclusive new poem and essay Margaret Atwood reflects on the passing of time and how to create lasting art in a rapidly changing world

Caught in time’s current: Margaret Atwood on grief, poetry and the past four years

In an exclusive new poem and essay Margaret Atwood reflects on the passing of time and how to create lasting art in a rapidly changing world

The holiday season is upon us, but many of us feel we have little enough to celebrate. Our rituals — weddings, graduations and even funerals — have been interrupted. People have lost jobs, homes and beloved family members. It can feel as though the pain and stress will never end. How are we supposed to celebrate holidays in an atmosphere like this?

Advice for overcoming chronic grief this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, but many of us feel we have little enough to celebrate. Our rituals — weddings, graduations and even funerals — have been interrupted. People have lost jobs, homes and beloved family members. It can feel as though the pain and stress will never end. How are we supposed to celebrate holidays in an atmosphere like this?

Prioritizing self-care is sometimes the best tradition we can gift ourselves.

How to Celebrate the Holidays in the Midst of Grief

Prioritizing self-care is sometimes the best tradition we can gift ourselves.

It's one thing to lose a pet of your own, but if your partner, friend, or family member loses a pet that you've never met, it can be hard to watch them grieve and difficult to know how to help. But just because you never met their pet doesn't mean you can't support them.

How to Help When a Loved One Loses a Pet, According to Therapists

It's one thing to lose a pet of your own, but if your partner, friend, or family member loses a pet that you've never met, it can be hard to watch them grieve and difficult to know how to help. But just because you never met their pet doesn't mean you can't support them.

As long as you have a close relationship to the griever and know their preferences well, a thoughtful, sentimental gift could bring the bittersweet joy they need right now.

Thoughtful gifts for someone in grief

As long as you have a close relationship to the griever and know their preferences well, a thoughtful, sentimental gift could bring the bittersweet joy they need right now.

The rites we give to the dead help us understand what it takes to go on living.

The rites we give to the dead help us understand what it takes to go on living.

There’s no right or wrong way to grieve the loss of a parent, but these strategies can offer a starting place as you begin to acknowledge your loss.

Losing a Parent: 10 Tips for Handling the Grief

There’s no right or wrong way to grieve the loss of a parent, but these strategies can offer a starting place as you begin to acknowledge your loss.

For the most part, our society has a very narrow definition and shallow understanding of grief. We know that when someone close to us dies, we’re supposed to feel sad, spend a few days wearing black and eating casseroles while in mourning, and then resume our normal lives as if nothing happened.

How to Best Support a Person Based on Their Grief Archetype

For the most part, our society has a very narrow definition and shallow understanding of grief. We know that when someone close to us dies, we’re supposed to feel sad, spend a few days wearing black and eating casseroles while in mourning, and then resume our normal lives as if nothing happened.

At one point or another, grief is a reality for everyone. But it's not limited to the loss of a loved one. Grief happens when life changes. And during a global crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, that means many of us are experiencing some level of grief, with no end in sight.

Everyone Has A Grief Archetype — Here's How To Figure Out Yours

At one point or another, grief is a reality for everyone. But it's not limited to the loss of a loved one. Grief happens when life changes. And during a global crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, that means many of us are experiencing some level of grief, with no end in sight.

Many people experiencing miscarriages feel isolated or blame themselves, often because pregnancy loss is still veiled in secrecy.

Recognizing Miscarriage as an Occasion for Grief

Many people experiencing miscarriages feel isolated or blame themselves, often because pregnancy loss is still veiled in secrecy.

Grief is a unique experience for everyone, but Sally says it’s not something to push to the side.

Dealing with Grief: ‘Experience grief at the same depth that you loved’

Grief is a unique experience for everyone, but Sally says it’s not something to push to the side.

When friends and loved ones experience a loss, we want to be there for them. We want to show support, be helpful, and lend a comforting hand. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, lending those hands can be a challenge as social distancing remains the current best practice. With comforting physical touch such as handshakes and hugs limited, other ways of showing your support for those who are grieving are becoming more useful.

Showing Grief Support While Social Distancing

When friends and loved ones experience a loss, we want to be there for them. We want to show support, be helpful, and lend a comforting hand. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, lending those hands can be a challenge as social distancing remains the current best practice. With comforting physical touch such as handshakes and hugs limited, other ways of showing your support for those who are grieving are becoming more useful.

I’ve been an educator for almost a quarter of a century. I am a good teacher; I know that. But the most important lesson I learned this summer was that I was no longer a “great” teacher, despite what I was telling myself.

How the grief of the pandemic forced me to be a great teacher

I’ve been an educator for almost a quarter of a century. I am a good teacher; I know that. But the most important lesson I learned this summer was that I was no longer a “great” teacher, despite what I was telling myself.