During magic moments, there can be a complete peace when we are able to express our “real” self. Here is my story, what is yours?
What do you do when your wedding day arrives and the people you want most to share it with are no longer around to celebrate the happy occasion? This week we would like to share an article from blogger Kristie West whose friend had the unfortunate task of dealing with this very issue.
Sometimes a few words or images are enough to remember a person you love.
Social media offers amazing tools to connect a person going through life changes with a community of friends who want to help. Here is a lovely story of a woman (who is also a dear friend) sharing the stages of her mother’s passing in “real time”.
Here are suggestions for those of us who have lost our parents or children as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation approach.
What do you call a “Daddy’s Girl” when her father has passed away?
Today is January 2nd, and I am home alone and quiet. It is rainy outside and my responsibilities have already been postponed. It is a perfect environment to spend some time looking at my mother’s photos, hold a few belongings I have of hers, light a candle in her honor, and write this blog post to share here on Body Aware Grieving.
After a disappointment like losing a pet, going through a divorce or getting laid off from one’s job, people often try to “cheer themselves up” almost immediately. It is really a delicate balance to find the right amount of time and attention to spend thinking about life’s sadder experiences. Too much emphasis on the darker moments could potentially lead to feeling depressed or “stuck” in those thoughts. However, the risk of trying to ignore powerful life changes like death, and other forms of loss, is also worth considering. Have you ever felt like you were about to sneeze and then waited while it did not arrive? The chest fills with air and there is a sense of anticipation and Read the Rest…
Birthdays and holidays can be especially difficult when someone you care about is no longer living. Somehow the 3-day sales at department stores, beer and BBQ cookouts have taken over as the popular rituals. As a system of grieving, those traditions may not be comforting to everyone. Two ideas to keep in mind about mourning a death are: A) a few days a year is not often enough to commemorate a truly important loss and B) how you personally will feel most comforted may take time to explore. You need to find YOUR way to satisfy that part of you that is sad or still in disbelief that your loved one is gone. Some people will want a day of Read the Rest…