A Different Style of Grieving

A Different Style of Grieving

I had a chat with a young woman the other day. She was worried about her dad. She said that she didn’t think he was grieving. She said that he wasn’t crying or anything. I asked her a couple of questions and then told her that I thought her dad was doing just fine. We...
As It Comes Nearer

As It Comes Nearer

A Quote from David Kessler “Grief doesn’t need a lot of time, but it needs dedicated time.” I appreciate this quote because it reminds me of two things. The first is that I can grieve and not stay in the grief. I can move in and out of it. Of course I understand that...
The Window by Rumi

The Window by Rumi

Your body is away from mebut there is a window openfrom my heart to yours. From this window, like the moonI keep sending news secretly. I love this quote. We continue our relationships with our people even if we do it in secret. This makes my heart full. This time of...
We Can’t Say This Enough

We Can’t Say This Enough

You are not crazy. Often we hear people say this when they come through our doors for the first time. I must be crazy; I don’t understand why I am feeling this way. We also often hear this from people who have been grieving for a while. What the heck is wrong with me?...
The Three P’s of Grief

The Three P’s of Grief

This is an idea. I read the book Option B; Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Sheryl’s husband died suddenly of a heart attack. This is her story of grief. In the book, Adam Grant suggests that one of the reasons...