Picking Up Where We Left Off

Picking Up Where We Left Off

I haven’t written here in years, but it seems like the theme for 2021 is picking up where we left off, so here I am. A lot has happened in the last year or so, you don’t need me to tell you that. Suddenly, though, almost overnight the spell seems to have...
So what?

So what?

  First, I want to say that if your loss has happened in the last year or if feels fresh to you, stop reading this right now and go find another post read. Maybe read Being Patient with Yourself in Grief instead? Anyone still with me? Okay, the following idea...
Retelling Your Sad Story Can Leave You Stuck In It

Retelling Your Sad Story Can Leave You Stuck In It

We all have our sad stories to tell, but the more we tell them, the more harm they can do to us. When grief is new, it is important to tell the story of your loss especially with others that have also experienced a loss, so you can feel your feelings and process what...
Is It Acceptance or Something Else?

Is It Acceptance or Something Else?

Acceptance is often seen as the final stage of the grief process, but anyone that has experienced grief knows that the stages can happen at any time or sometimes not at all. Each grief experience is different and there is no tried and true roadmap for it, but the idea...
Accepting a Loss

Accepting a Loss

I think one of the most common thoughts that come up in all kinds of grief is the thought that whatever happened shouldn’t have happened. The child shouldn’t have died, he was too young and had so much ahead of him. The mother shouldn’t have died, her family needs...
Plan B Can Be Brilliant

Plan B Can Be Brilliant

I think Plan B gets a bad rap. Plan B is what you do when the perfect and ideal Plan A falls through. Most people never want to even think about Plan B. Until they have no choice. When Plan A is no longer an option. When all of your resources have gone towards the...