Weekend Edition: March 31, 2013

General / General : Litsa Williams

It’s Sunday! Time for WYG’s Weekend Edition, where we share great grief stuff from around the web.

Nancy Berns on the Space Between Joy and Grief

So, this video was from last year but we didn’t see it until this week.  Not sure how we missed it, but we thought it was worth sharing in case anyone else missed it too.  It seems especially appropriate to share on a holiday; a day where we so often find the intersection of joy and loss.

Faith? on Memoirs from Widow Island

What would our Weekend Edition be without a great post brought to our attention by Marty from griefhealing.com. This week it is an honest and insightful post by Christine of Memoirs from Widow Island on faith and the complicated relationship we can face with spirituality after a loss.  Check out her post here.

Dolphin Grief

So I am not sure what the official definition of something “going viral” is, but it is rare that we can share a grief related video that even kinda, sorta, maybe could qualify as viral.  So it only seems appropriate that we draw your attention to a pretty incredible video that was posted just three days ago on youtube and already has nearly a million views.  Giving us a brief, but touching, insight into how dolphins grieve, this video was caught by a captain of a dolphin and whale watching boat.  The video shows a dolphin carrying her calf that died on her dorsel fin.

 Packing Grief

We recently discovered backspac.es and, though I have yet to create anything myself, I have been stalking other people’s creations.   Check out an interesting series I stumbled on this week by starklife, who expresses something in the intro that we have said time and time again: sometimes words are too hard, but photography can give us another coping tool.

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Coping with Holidays

Holidays can be especially tough.  With Easter today and Passover this week, please know we are thinking of everyone who has lost someone.  If you are looking for information on coping with holidays, please check out our posts on dealing with special days.   For other articles and information on coping with holidays and special days from around the web, check out Marty Tousley’s list on griefhealing.org of many articles on holiday loss.

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  1. Marty Tousley (@GriefHealing)  March 31, 2013 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Sending love and blessings to you and your readers on this special day, along with my gratitude for your ongoing support!

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