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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.