You know the drill. Sunday. Weekend Edition. Stuff we saw, loved, and hope you love too.
Via a comment on our blog I discovered the Angel Zoe Kindness Project, an incredible project in memory of a little girl name Zoe, that
was started this year on Zoe’s 7th birthday. The project itself is inspiring, so you should check out what they did. But what also jumped out was a “friendship seat” dedicated in memory of Zoe at Point Chevalier school. I had never heard of a friendship seat before, but apparently they are a growing thing at schools. It is a bench where a child can sit if they are feeling lonely and another student or a counselor will come sit with them. Such a neat concept and what an appropriate memorial for a little girl who has left a tremendous legacy of kindness in the world. Check out the pics!
Sooo, I couldn’t not share this when I stumbled on it. It is a totally creative, out-side-the-box thing to do to improve conversations about life and death. I absolutely love that we have come far enough in our conversations about end of life that this is a project getting some real backing on kickstarter. I will be honest, a game about death and dying seems to me like a tough sell, but I couldn’t love more that there are people giving it a shot!
As we are very interested in photography and its connection to grief and healing, this was a unique article from the perspective of a photojournalist. There can be much criticism of media exploiting tragic event, so this was an especially interesting glimpse into the experience of a photojournalist documenting the grief.
We figure there are probably more than a few mom’s out there this week who have been talking to their kids about Cory Monteith’s death. If so you may be able to relate to this interesting post from the perspective of one mom preparing to tell her daughter’s, who were at sleep-away camp when Monteith died. Check out her post. If you are looking for some advice on talking to kids about Monteith’s death, you can also check out this post on how to talk to kids about Monteith’s death.
Interesting article from Time’s health blog on the research behind writing to deal with difficult and traumatic events. We are great proponents of writing for coping with grief, and though the research shows this can be very helpful for most people who are seeking ways to express their emotions, we were interested to learn that pushing people to write about traumas who are not inclined to share emotions can actually be counter productive. Not to mention who would have thought that writing could have an impact on healing wounds (like, physical wounds!!) or reduce viral load in HIV patient! Check out the article for a great discussion on the benefits of writing.
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