Grief Coping Alternatives for When You’re Stuck at Home

Being confined to the house isn’t all that bad, but I could do without being stuck inside my head. Especially between the hours of 10 pm – 2 am when my body wants to rest, but my brain isn’t having it. I’m naturally a worrier and a ruminator, […]

What the Newly Bereaved Should Know

Hello to the newly bereaved. I’m sorry to meet you here in the place where loved ones leave you — a place where no one wants to be.  If this is your first time here, you may find it darker, foggier, and more frightening than you expected. If […]

If She’ll Always Be With Me, Why Don’t I Feel Her?

Written and shared with us by our grief-friend, Cara Jeanne. Sharing with all of you, because we have a feeling many of you will relate.  “She’ll always be with you.” “You’ll know she’s there.” “She’ll never really leave.” These are the very kind and infuriating things people have […]

10 Ideas for Funerals and Memorials When You Can’t Be Together

Families being scattered, unable to gather for funerals, is not a new thing. And, for that reason, virtual funerals aren’t new. Far from it. But currently, with the surge of restrictions for health and safety concerns, we are hearing about them everywhere. Funerals have turned into something difficult to […]

When You Can’t Be With A Dying Family Member

It’s a new world we live, one of the difficult restrictions that protect our health and safety. As we struggle to learn to live with so many things we never imagined, perhaps the hardest is not being together in times of illness and loss. With hospitals and hospices […]

How to Live-Stream a Funeral or Memorial Service

With travel severely curtailed and nearly all gatherings restricted, arguably one of the most negatively impacted aspects of this public health emergency is the expounding grief for friends and family members who do not have the ability to travel for bereavement and memorial services.  On March 16, 2020, […]

In a World Filled With Loss, Who Gets to Grieve?

Over the last few weeks, like many of you, I’ve been watching press conferences and reading articles about the-virus-that-shall-not-be-named. I’ve been consuming copious amounts of information about the severity of the current situation and what it means for the foreseeable future.  It’s upsetting. I feel paralyzed by questions […]

8 Reasons Your Grief Feels Worse Right Now

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been flooded with emails, comments, and DMs from people sharing that in this current crisis their grief feels worse. The list of reasons is long and the list of accompanying questions is even longer. So, above all else, let’s start […]

Grieving the Death of an Elderly Loved One

Earlier this week, we published the article, Please stop minimizing the death of older adults.  It was admittedly a bit of a rant, and I ran out of room to discuss some of the finer points about why grieving the death of an elderly loved one can be so devastating.  So, […]