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Grief Healing Tip #6: Be Your Own Spokesperson

Grief Healing Tip #6: Be Your Own Spokesperson

You need to get out more. I’m taking you shopping. Being alone isn’t good for you. Advice, advice, advice. You get a ton of it when you’re grieving a loss. Most of it comes from people who care about you and mean well. But here’s the thing. No one but you knows how you feel.… Continue Reading

Grief Healing Tip #4: Forgive Yourself

Grief Healing Tip #4: Forgive Yourself

Last week we talked about the emotional baggage — guilt and regret — we walk around with. This week’s tip encourages you to offer forgiveness and compassion to yourself. No matter how much you wish you’d done things differently, you can’t go back and erase what you said or did. You can, however, choose to… Continue Reading

Grief Healing Tip #2: No map or timeline

Grief Healing Tip #2: No map or timeline

As a culture we navigate our lives via Google’s search engine. We rely on Google Maps to tell us how and when we’ll get everywhere. We love 1-2-3’s, how-to’s, and formulas. Unfortunately, there is no reliable GPS, or 6-step formula that can help us navigate our grief journey. When will the pain end? is a question people ask… Continue Reading

Grief Healing Tip #1: Sacred Intention

Grief Healing Tip #1: Sacred Intention

I hate the way I feel. I want the pain to stop. I wish I could get over this. You’re probably walking around with this mantra playing inside your head. It is natural to want to get to a better-feeling place. But it’s important to be intentional about it. Too often we confuse goals and… Continue Reading

Slowing Down Grief

Slowing Down Grief

Grief has a rhythm all its own. In our haste to speed our recovery, we rush around frenetically trying to find the instant-formula, or 3-quick-steps to grief relief. We make our expectations clear to a coach or counselor: I don’t have too much time. I need to get over this grief thing asap. Do you specialize… Continue Reading

How My Aunt Would Console Joe Biden

How My Aunt Would Console Joe Biden

A very dear aunt of mine is 93 and lives in Chennai, in Southern India. She has experienced the deaths of both her adult sons and a son-in-law. Brain tumor, stomach cancer, liver cancer. I think of her as the Biden family grieves the loss of 46-year-old Beau. I think about what she might have… Continue Reading

Thriving After A Loss

Thriving After A Loss

You read that headline and think: Whoever wrote that is plain nuts. Is that even possible? How can someone be expected to thrive when they lose someone they’ve loved dearly? If I’d encountered that headline when my mother’s loss was still fresh, I would’ve had the same reaction. There is a time to grieve and… Continue Reading

How to Help a Grieving Friend (Part 1)

How to Help a Grieving Friend (Part 1)

After a deeply moving personal tragedy, Katherine Conway made the decision to turn her pain into helping others heal. The result: Helping Friends Grieve, a community of shared stories of grief and loss. The benefits: connection, healing, service. 1. Can you share with us your personal story of losing your dad and how it altered the… Continue Reading

The Path to Grief Relief

The Path to Grief Relief

Audrey Pellicano is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist who believes in an all-encompassing approach to healing grief.  In her own words, “…the most relevant training I have had is living life as a widow.” She works with companies and individuals and also takes on speaking engagements. Her book “Widowed Now: Steps to a New Life”… Continue Reading