Tag Archive: grief

Grieving Newtown (And Everything Else We Grieve Deeply For)

Grief is designed for slowing us down and turning us inward to reflect on our beliefs and values, so that we can integrate new ways of being that are closer to our deepest truths. I’m not suggesting that this is *why* losses happen – just that *when* losses happen, we have EVERYTHING we need inside…

Do You Need Your Friends & Family To Approve Of The Way You’re Grieving?

Last week I posted my “How Can I Heal?” article on Facebook and two of my wonderful friends commented in response to the article. Here’s what Rebekah said… And then Dana said this… Seeking approval in our grieving Do you find yourself seeking approval in your grieving, and wanting your friends and family to validate…

Some Thoughts on Love And Grief

Love is both the reason for grief and the salve to soothe grief. What a smart design! When we open to love, we can’t avoid grief, but we also can’t avoid healing and transformation and the gentle softening of our grief into more love. Grief isn’t a toxin that needs to be purged out of…

Three Precious Words For Grievers & The People Supporting Them

Yes. You can say you don’t know. In fact, please┬ábe willing to admit that when it comes to the mysteries of life and death and grief there’s so much you don’t know! Your beloved died suddenly and you don’t know know what to make of it. You don’t know what death was like for them,…