Weekend Edition: August 25, 2013

General / General : Litsa Williams


You know the drill.  Grief articles we liked this week and wanted to share.

Healing powers of creativity

Okay, so not grief specific, but interesting article on trauma and creativity.

Photo by Janet Rems Mixed-media art work by Capt. (Ret.) Rina Shah, “PTSD: An Endless Ticker Tape in Your Mind: A Hammer Bashing Your Brain.”
Photo by Janet Rems
Mixed-media art work by Capt. (Ret.) Rina Shah, “PTSD: An Endless Ticker Tape in Your Mind: A Hammer Bashing Your Brain.”

Mindfulness Training: Live Without Fleeing the Now

We have posted in the past here about our own experience as mindfulness as a tool for coping with grief.  Great article from The Enthusiastic Buddhist on life difficulties, mindfulness, and meditation practice.

Coping with Sorrow in Grief

Marty Tousley never fails us on her Grief Healing blog.  Practical and helpful post on the feelings of anguish, hopelessness, and sorrow that can accompany grief and

Stay, Jump, or Live

Great reflection on widowsvoice about saying YES more often, even when you are depressed, grieving, and life sucks.

Repurposing Funeral Flowers

Though we have talked about the reasons we aren’t a huge fan of flowers for funerals, we are well aware that they are pretty much the go-to ‘gift’ for funerals.  Chelsea on With Sympathy Gifts makes some suggestions for what you can do with all those funeral flowers once the funeral ends.

Let’s be grief friends.

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