Youth Grief Resources
self-care for normal people (ie those of us who just don't think 3 hours of meditation a day is realistic)
New post on the blog today. Check it out. Link in profile. I think a good majority of people would believe that strength in the face of overwhelming emotion means being resistant. Like a knight riding high on his stead, he pays no mind to the scary thoughts and feelings nipping at his toes. His armor is so strong that you can throw what you want at him, and it all bounces off. Nothing penetrates. Nothing gets through. But in the real world, we’re not knights; we’re just vulnerable people. If w
10 things I would tell my younger self about grief, comic edition
64 Things Our Readers Would Tell Their Younger Selves About Grief
There are major differences between providing grief comfort and providing grief support.
What makes a good grief friend is hard to define, but if you have one – you know who he or she is. When you receive your ‘Thank you for being a grief-friend’ enamel pins, we encourage you to save one for yourself and share one with a special grief friend. #grief #griefsupport #grieffriend #bereavement #griefandloss #funeralgift
There are a lot of phrases that piss off people grieving, but perhaps none so much as “I know just how you feel”. Ask someone grieving to list the most annoying things people said to them in their grief. I promise this will often be near the top of the list. It is often coupled closely with the similar, “oh this reminds me of when (insert their experience here)". You would think people want empathy in grief, yet this common phrase doesn't seem to do it. But why? Wha... via @whatsyourgrief
Talking to kids about death can be tricky for most people. Talking to them about a stigmatized and confusing death, like a suicide or a drug-relate death, that can feel even trickier and even more overwhelming! Here are 10 tips that can guide you in having those tough conversations with kid. For a further read, check out our article.
Today on What's Your Grief - 64 things our readers would tell their younger selves about #grief -link in profile