Supporting someone through grief

Dealing with the loss of a child is very tricky. It's full of contradictions and mixed feelings. For the parent who has lost, and for the friends and family of said parent. Learning to live with grief is hard. Very hard. You think you have something figured out, and then you get blindsighted. But I … Continue reading Supporting someone through grief

Death and grief – Part of the human experience.

I've been strugglng to write these last few weeks. It's been busy, yes. It's been emotionally draining, more so than I expected. But that's not why. I really do have so much to say. I write and write and write. I have a journal beside my bed that's slowly but surely filling up. But I … Continue reading Death and grief – Part of the human experience.

The darkest time

Everyone knows the cliches, the sayings, the inspirational quotes.  They all boil down to one thing, "you're never given more than you can handle". This rages me. It minimizes and simplifies the hardships we all go through. And boy, do we get some tough things thrown our way. This isn't just from a grieving mothers … Continue reading The darkest time

Supporting grief during the holidays

We all know that the holidays can be a difficult time for a lot of people.  Dealing with grief during the holidays can be exceptionally difficult. While the cheer, happiness and busyness is so big and strong, the grief, memories and realization of loss is bigger too.  Supporting someone who's grieving through the holiday season … Continue reading Supporting grief during the holidays

Grief – Keeping my head above water

Grief is so unpredictable. It's hard to put into words. It's hard to describe the feelings that come along with it, the timing, the depth, the triggers, the encompassing numbness. Because its so hard to verbalize, I can imagine how hard it is to support someone in the depths of a deep grief. Some days … Continue reading Grief – Keeping my head above water