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Solace & Company Sonali Deraniyagala's 'Wave' is one of our Edition 1 featured reads, a
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Sonali Deraniyagala's 'Wave' is one of our Edition 1 featured reads, and we couldn't be happier about bringing her work to our fellow grievers. An amazing read that should be on everyone's list/shelf! What are you reading griefsters? What titles would you recommend to go in our next batch of care packages? Drop a comment and let us know! #grief #grieving #griefandloss #bereavement #stillgrieving #stillbereaved #griefrecovery #griefjourney #griefsucks #griefsupport #griefisreal #griefcommunity #griefbookclub #mustread #bookclub Смотреть полностью
Solace & Company ....and, we're back! Things have been so quiet on the insta front, def
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....and, we're back! Things have been so quiet on the insta front, definitely not so quiet at Solace & Co HQ...! We’ve been hard at work over the last few weeks, developing Edition 2 of our grief boxes and looking to add even more products to our store that we hope will help you kick bereavement's butt! Lots of exciting news to come, but for now, keep fighting the good fight everyone! Make sure to keep an eye on our insta or Facebook, to see what's next for us...and hang in there! Смотреть полностью
j.l.a.p Hello friends, if you are located in the Nashville area I would LOVE f
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Hello friends, if you are located in the Nashville area I would LOVE for you to come out and support the 2019 Women’s Works Festival at Looby theatre. Friday @7 :30 I will be joining some phenomenal women as they share readings of short plays, a short film, and more, and as I present my short fiction “Breaking Things”. It is, as always, a story I dedicate to my mother. My sisters. What women can do and what love can withstand in the face of grief if you only have a hand to hold and a story to tell. Visit twtp.org to check out the full festival lineup. Multi day passes are available and if you want to see me read and come connect with me I would love for you to be there this Friday at 7:30. Thank you so much 🌿 • • • • #multiplelosses #grief #griefandloss #griefandlosssupport #griefjourney #copingwithloss #missingmom #infantlossawareness #griefawareness #copingwithanxiety #poetrycommunityofig #poetrypage #allforher #feministpoetry #griefquotes #missingmysister #griefcomesinwaves #griefcommunity #griefpoetry #lifeafterloss #copingwithgrief #nashville #nashvillelocal #supportlocalart #nashvillelocalart #twtpWW13 #localtheatre #nashvilletheatre #supportartists Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness In the last week, I made this pretty little salad of mixed greens, pea
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In the last week, I made this pretty little salad of mixed greens, peaches, blue cheese, and smoked hazelnuts as my offering at The Lost Table, a dinner for people who are grieving. The first time I had attended a Lost Table dinner, I was running late and brought a plastic container of some sad prepared side dish which shared space with a delicious array of thoughtfully and lovingly created dishes with fresh ingredients. This time I made sure to up my potluck game. The experience of sharing your grief, your loss, your life experience with complete strangers is intimate, brave, humbling and powerful. As I and the other attendees left, the beautiful moonlit sky gave way to rain showers, cleansing the air of the releases of our heavy hearts. . Last night I cofacilitated an intimate grief share where I gave witness to others and revealed some of my own grief. As the last person told of their loss, by then each individual was clutching a wet tissue, her voice was accompanied by the heavy rains hitting the roof, windows, and streets outside, punctuating the stories that had been told. As we gathered to leave, someone shared that it felt too intimate a moment to just walk away from one another so soon. I likened it to getting out of bed, getting dressed and going home immediately after climax. We should at least share a cigarette together, but alas, none of us smokes. We all hugged goodbye. As I walked out to my car, the clouds had cleared, the air was crisp and dry and I thought of these delicious peaches. . . . . #griefshare #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #gratitudequote #support #bereavement #community #talk #stigma #coach #griefcoach #getunstuck #selfcare #transformyourlife #death #griefjourney #mourning #griefrituals #mentalhealth Смотреть полностью
Ramee Sharpe Another day another lifePasses by just like mineIt's not complicated
Clinton, Illinois
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Another day another life Passes by just like mine It's not complicated • Another mind Another soul Another body to grow old It's not complicated • Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you? Float down Like autumn leaves Hush now Close your eyes before the sleep And you're miles away And yesterday you were here with me • Another tear Another cry Another place for us to die It's not complicated • Another love that's gone to waste Another light lost from your face It's complicated • Is it that it's over or do birds still sing for you? Float down Like autumn leaves Hush now Close your eyes before the sleep And you're miles away And yesterday you were here with me • Ooh how I miss you My symphony played the song that carried you out • Ooh how I miss you And I, I miss you and I wish you'd stay • Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you? Float down Like autumn leaves Hush now Close your eyes before the sleep And you're miles away And yesterday you were here with me. 🎤”autumn leaves” @edsheerandouble . . . #battendisease #raredisease #mamagrief #loss #lifeafterloss #griefcommunity #grief #bereavedmother #mamagrief #bereavementsupport #death #lossandgrief #childloss #ncl #geneticdisease #bdsra #loveon #seizures #gtube #honestmotherhood #family #siblingloss #griefsupport #griefjourney #mabelmonday #edsheeran #lyrics #autumnleaves Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Childhood trauma and abuse can play out into seriously destructive beh
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Childhood trauma and abuse can play out into seriously destructive behavior towards others and oneself. This conversation with @loganlynnofficial offers perspective and understanding of how his experiences resulted in depression. Self-medicating lead to addiction and a downward spiral of unaddressed pain and mental health crisis. This episode is powerful. It illustrates the importance of establishing good communication with those who are acting out, early intervention with therapy and other modalities and the need for more understanding around mental health issues. We are grateful to have Logan Lynn share his struggles and how he embraced recovery. He uses his platform as a successful writer, musician, filmmaker and producer to tell his story and help others, advocating for the LGBTQ+ community and mental health awareness. Link to listen in bio. . . . . . #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #addiction #support #recovery #community #breakthestigma #stigma #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #griefstories #womanpodcaster #depression #lgbtq #mentalhealth #suicide Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Head into Nature with Friends!..... #griefgratitudegreatness #gr
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Head into Nature with Friends! . . . . . #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #portland #oregon #support #lifecoach #community #breakthestigma #stigma #coach #griefcoach #getunstuck #selfcare #transformyourlife #depression #mentalhealth #nature #natureheals #getoutside #trees Смотреть полностью
Ramee Sharpe “don’t be afraid, I am with you.don’t be discouraged, I am your
Bloomington, Illinois
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“don’t be afraid, I am with you. don’t be discouraged, I am your god. I will strengthen & help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” 📍Isaiah 41:10 • It’s *ok* to be afraid. It’s *ok* to feel discouraged. I say these same things that God is saying to us in this verse to my own kids & Nora reminds me time & time again that telling her not to worry isn’t helpful. Telling her to not be afraid of what’s next never removes her anxiety. But...telling her I’ll sit with her in it? That I won’t leave her to face it all alone? That I will hold her up with my own two hands if I have to because maybe the thing is (no doubt) too big to carry on her own? That’s the key. As a parent, I really believe our Father-God is speaking with a calming intent in this scripture...”Don’t be afraid, baby, I’m right here. Don’t be anxious, I’ve got this. Don’t be discouraged, I won’t leave. You aren’t alone.” • Some of my dearest friends need to be held today. They ARE anxious & afraid & heartbroken & powerless to the thing that is coming. And I just want to remind them : You don’t have to face this alone. In the unseen, God never leaves but in the tangible- neither will I. I love you. You WILL survive this. The flames will scorch & crackle & maybe even scar, yes. But they will not swallow you whole. The soot will remain after the initial fire- probably for far longer than you’d like to imagine now, but in time, it will clean up nicely (I promise.). The filth & gritty taste in your mouth will subside too. Eventually. I promise. • Death is not the enemy & I don’t believe he’s in it at all. Death is this beautiful extension of a life. Proof that we survived here. Proof that we have an eternity elsewhere. Death is not to be feared; the relief it can bring is a balm to the soul. Death is just PART of the story. Your legacy will tell the rest. • Rising up with so much love today. In my own exhaustion & sadness, I am shedding tears of grief & gratitude for the people who need it most in the coming days... • • • • • • #battendisease #raredisease #mamagrief #loss #lifeafterloss #griefcommunity #grief #bereavedmother #mamagrief #bereavementsupport #death #lossandgrief Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness A victim of child sexual abuse, Logan Lynn held his trauma secret into
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A victim of child sexual abuse, Logan Lynn held his trauma secret into young adulthood. As a teen, he used drugs and alcohol to try to remove himself from his pain. This conversation with @loganlynnofficial is helpful whether you're a young person navigating seriously tough stuff or a parent struggling with a detached child. Link to listen in bio. . . . . . #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #addiction #griefsupport #childsexualabuse #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #abuse #support #childabuse #community #breakthestigma #stigma #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #chooselife #womanpodcaster #depression #recovery #mentalhealth #suicide Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Being with someone you love is like finding a quiet place in a world f
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Being with someone you love is like finding a quiet place in a world filled with thunder. Without your loved one, the world can seem chaotic and uninviting. . When my husband died, I shut down emotionally and disconnected from the outside world. His love comforted me and sheltered me from the cold world around me. . The storms of life seemed like a tsunami without him. Then one day, when I needed it the most, I remembered that every comforting or encouraging word he had every spoken was still with me tucked away deep inside my heart. . #unconditionallove #loveliveson #helpingpeople #tsunamioflove #widowspeak #widowsupport #love #lovelivesinmyheart #loss #heartbroken #griegandloveinterwined #widowed #lovehim ❤️ #griefsurvivor #griefprocess #bereaved #coping #griefcommunity #widowsupport #heart #losingalovedone #navigatinggrief #navigatinghappiness Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Grief and loved are intertwined. Grief is the reminder of tbe death of
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Grief and loved are intertwined. Grief is the reminder of tbe death of love we shared with a loved one. . As you move through grief, let love be your guide. It will carry you and comfort you in your darkest hour. . #griefusajourney #griefissues #griefislove #griefisreal #widowsupport #death #loss #widowspeak #losingsomeone #miss #missingyou 😢 #losingasister #losingachild #bereaved #copingwithgrief #griefhealing #griefcommunity #copingwithloss #thecircleoflove #widowsupport #griefsupport #griegandloveinterwined Смотреть полностью
Craft Love Craft Life This world gives us so much opportunity for love and moments for smili
Kingston, Ontario
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This world gives us so much opportunity for love and moments for smiling.⁠ .⁠ 😊Today, smile! Smile because you have experienced love and you are loved. That love will never fade.⁠💕 .⁠ 📚Read our collection of pet tributes to learn about love and the smiles shared.⁠ https://www.craftlovecraftlife.com/pet-stories/⁠ .⁠ #griefjourney #griefsupport #griefquotes #grief #lifeafterloss #grieving #loss #griefandloss #griefcommunity #survivingloss #lovemore #support #bereavement #nevergiveup #brokenheart #griefjourney #mourning #griefrecovery #healing #transformation #griefsucks #imissyou #imissus #pain#petlossofinstagram #petgrief #petloss #dogquotes #petsarefamily #rainbowbridge ⁠ ⁠ Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness There are gifts to be discovered in grief if you are willing to embrac
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There are gifts to be discovered in grief if you are willing to embrace it. I speak with Julia Evans about her difficult childhood, trying to help her mother and then losing her to addiction. This is a beautiful episode. Link to listen is in bio. . . . . . #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #gratitudequote #support #bereavement #community #parentloss #stigma #podcast #newpodcastalert #griefstory #griefstories #death #griefjourney #mothersanddaughters #griefrituals #depression #addiction #mentalhealth Смотреть полностью
Ramee Sharpe “The other night dear, as I lay sleepingI dreamed I held you in my
Clinton, Illinois
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“The other night dear, as I lay sleeping I dreamed I held you in my arms When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken So I bowed my head and I cried... ☀️ You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are gray You'll never know, dear, how much I love you Please don't take my sunshine away.” 🌟 . . . . . . . . . . #battendisease #raredisease #mamagrief #loss #lifeafterloss #griefcommunity #grief #bereavedmother #mamagrief #bereavementsupport #death #lossandgrief #childloss #ncl #geneticdisease #bdsra #loveon #seizures #gtube #honestmotherhood #family #siblingloss #griefsupport #griefjourney #mabelmonday Смотреть полностью
j.l.a.p •If You Were Alive But You Didn’t Love Me // I Would Be Glad You
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•If You Were Alive But You Didn’t Love Me // I Would Be Glad You’re Alive• • • • • • • • • • • • • #grief #griefandloss #griefandlosssupport #griefjourney #copingwithloss #missingmom #infantlossawareness #griefawareness #copingwithanxiety #poetrycommunityofig #poetrycommunity #poetrycommunityofinstagram #poetrypage #writingaccount #writingcommunity #missingmom #writingcommunityofig #allforher #feministpoetry #griefquotes #missingmysister #griefcomesinwaves #griefcommunity #griefpoetry #jaydpages #lifeafterloss #instapoet #copingwithgrief @globalpoetcult #firsttimemom #pregnancyjourney #whenithinkaboutyou Смотреть полностью
Ἀναστασία Χριστίνα 17. - Something I miss about my dad is his knowledge of what seemed li
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17. - Something I miss about my dad is his knowledge of what seemed like every subject. Whether that was merely the perspective of an adoring daughter or an actuality, I'm unsure. But of plants, he certainly knew what he was talking about. I'm afraid the green thumb he and my grandfather had didn't quite pass to me, but I relentlessly keep trying, despite the number of plants I've killed. Lol I wish he were here to guide me, but I imagine he is in spirit. I bought these two somewhat wilted beauties on clearance today with the hope I can bring them back to liveliness, proof that, if nothing else, I inherited my dad's spirit of determination and bullheadedness. 🌿🌱👨‍👧💔💐⚱️ #Japaneseholly #bush #shrubs #plants #plantaddiction #gardening #afternoon #summer #latesummer #griefhealing #griefjourney #griefandloss #snapshotsofgrief #lifeafterloss #greenery #fatherinheaven #fatherlessdaughters #dadinheaven #lossoffather #griefcommunity Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness It's been a tough week. Two different people close to me reached out f
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It's been a tough week. Two different people close to me reached out for guidance because each had lost someone they loved to suicide just a few days apart. A long-time friend of our family also died this week. I might look to the moon and stars and ask why, because my personal life was also besieged by uninvited drama this week. Instead, I look to the trees, the blue sky and the light that dances between. Pausing and observing the beauty of our natural world is salve to the soul. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 . . . . . . #depression #mentalhealth #suicide #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #mourning #griefrituals #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #gratitudequote #support #bereavement #community #breakthestigma #stigma #griefcoach #selfcare #transformyourlife Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness This is a beautiful reflection from a woman who's experienced a lot of
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This is a beautiful reflection from a woman who's experienced a lot of, let's say, not so positive in her life. Embracing the positive and possibility in her world allows her to move forward in living the life she designs despite great loss and sorrow. Listen to my conversation with Julia Evans about pursuing her dreams while reconciling with her mother's addiction and death. Link in bio. . . . . . . #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #positivity #gratitudequote #support #community #breakthestigma #stigma #podcast #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #griefstories #womanpodcaster #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #griefrituals #depression #mentalhealth #addiction Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Whether death results from a sudden accident or a sustained illness, i
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Whether death results from a sudden accident or a sustained illness, it always catches us off- guard. Death is so deeply personal and final, nothing can emotionally prepare us for its arrival. With every death, there is loss. With every loss, there will be grief. ........................................................................ #griefquotes . #quotegram #toquotegrief #widowlife #widowedandyoung #loss #widowstrong #strongwidow #death #widowsupportingwidows #followmelike #losingalovedone #followme #love #neverforgetu #lovelivesinmyheart #mylove #griefcommunity #circleoflove #copingwithgrief #copingwithdeath . #tunnelofgrief #morethangrief #losingalovedoneisnevereasy Смотреть полностью
Healing Together A while back, a friend who also lost a parent suggested @thedinnerpart
Miami Beach, Florida
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A while back, a friend who also lost a parent suggested @thedinnerparty to me as a way to connect with others who have experienced loss. @thedinnerparty is a community nationwide of 20-30 somethings that have experienced loss, that are brought together over a dinner to talk about our experiences and connect with others who share similar stories of loss. Next weekend, I will be hosting my first dinner at my home for a group of TDP guests! This concept is amazing, and what they are doing for those that have experienced loss by giving a safe space to connect is incredible. Definitely check them out if you are interested in learning more! I’m really thankful to have found this group and look forward to building a community locally of those that are grieving to help each other through our experiences together and to lift each other up. #thedinnerparty #grieving #loss #community #dinner #healingthroughloss #grief #healinghousemia #helpingeachother #traumabonding #groupdinner #motherlessdaughters #grief #raiseeachotherup #griefsupport #griefcommunity #love #sharing #bonding #connecting #friendship Смотреть полностью
Let It Flow A while back, a friend who also lost a parent suggested @thedinnerpart
Miami Beach, Florida
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A while back, a friend who also lost a parent suggested @thedinnerparty to me as a way to connect with others who have experienced loss. @thedinnerparty is a community nationwide of 20-30 somethings that have experienced loss, that are brought together over a dinner to talk about our experiences and connect with others who share similar stories of loss. Next weekend, I will be hosting my first dinner at my home for a group of TDP guests! This concept is amazing, and what they are doing for those that have experienced loss by giving a safe space to connect is incredible. Definitely check them out if you are interested in learning more! I’m really thankful to have found this group and look forward to building a community locally of those that are grieving to help each other through our experiences together and to lift each other up. #thedinnerparty #grieving #loss #community #dinner #healingthroughloss #grief #healinghousemia #helpingeachother #traumabonding #groupdinner #motherlessdaughters #grief #raiseeachotherup #griefsupport #griefcommunity #love #sharing #bonding #connecting #friendship Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Grief is isolating. Community is essential in moving forward and heali
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Grief is isolating. Community is essential in moving forward and healing and yet, it can be difficult to find that community, people who understand and can bear witness to your pain without judgment and without you feeling like you need to manage their feelings. @pausebreatherestore is a retreat for women who are looking to explore grief and gain tools for living on with grief, rather than running away from it. This is a powerful respite from the responsibilities of every day, where we take care of you so you can learn to nurture yourself. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to know more. This is an actual photo from a ritual ceremony from our last retreat. Photo credit @amymcmullen . . . . . #griefretreat #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #bereavement #community #heal #stigma #coach #griefcoach #getunstuck #selfcare #transformyourlife #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #griefrituals #mentalhealth #womensretreat #oregonretreat Смотреть полностью
Apart Of Me As we transition from summer into Autumn, feelings of sadness and loss
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As we transition from summer into Autumn, feelings of sadness and loss can arise. We might feel sad that the summer and all the fun it represents is coming to an end. Nature as always can be a great teacher to us in this regard! ⠀ If you observe trees, you will see that in spring, they emerge all green and full of life, and in Autumn they change colour and fall to the ground, turning into compost so that other life can grow. Trees, and all other plants, insects, animals and even human beings are part of nature, and everything in nature that is alive will someday die. But death is really just a transition into a different state, part of a cycle of life. Just like the fallen leaves from trees, when we die, our bodies will go back into the earth and provide energy so that other life can grow.⠀ When someone we love is dying or has died, we can feel very sad because of what that person means to us, but it can help to know that we are all part of nature, we are all inseparably part of this beautiful cycle of life. Download our app today to find out more about different perspectives on life and death. Link is in bio. Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services When we experience devastating loss grief changes us. Grief is relentl
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When we experience devastating loss grief changes us. Grief is relentless in its desire to awaken us. The roots of grief become engrained in the fabric of our existence. Grief infiltrates every singular cell that comprises who we are. ........................................................................ #griefquotes #widowlife #griefandloss #depression #lifeafterloss #selfcare #widowsupport #widowedandyoung #loveliveson #love #loss #griefcommunity #griefrecovery #losingalovedone #bereavement #bereaved #morethangrief #circleoflove #livingwithloss #livingwithgrief Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Julia Evans shares about her journey of learning to engage with grief
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Julia Evans shares about her journey of learning to engage with grief after caring for and losing her mom to addiction at a young age. This is a powerful episode with a lot of wisdom. Link to listen in bio. . . . . . #momloss #addiction #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #gratitudequote #support #bereavement #community #stigma #podcast #newpodcast #griefstory #griefstories #womanpodcaster #brokenheart #griefjourney #griefrituals #depression #mentalhealth Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness A great deal of my work is inspired and informed from my own experienc
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A great deal of my work is inspired and informed from my own experience. Losing my own mom at a young age, not only shaped me but lead me to understand that grief is not confined to an isolated period, but a reservoir that ebbs and flows as we grow, in years and emotionally. People reach out to me daily about their grief. It's truly an honor to share my story and what I've learned. So, in addition to the rich lessons shared in the podcast, I'm creating resources and guides for those grieving and those supporting them. Here's one for those parenting with grief. Please share this with anyone you know who may find this helpful. And yes, that's me with my mom and dad. Link for this piece in bio: Parenting through Grief and Loss. . . . . . . #parenting #parentdeath #widow #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #bereavement #community #breakthestigma #coach #griefcoach #getunstuck #selfcare #transformyourlife #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #mourning #mentalhealth #suicide Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness We have to be kinder to ourselves. We make mistakes and that's ok. Tha
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We have to be kinder to ourselves. We make mistakes and that's ok. That's how we learn and become better humans. Please stop beating yourself up already! On this week's episode, Julia Evans shares about carrying about and carrying for her mother who succumbed to addiction. Its a powerful episode. Link to listen in bio. . . . . . #addiction #parentloss #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #support #bereavement #community #breakthestigma #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #griefstories #womanpodcaster #death #mourning #depression #bipolar #mentalhealth Смотреть полностью
Ramee Sharpe Happy Labor Day & #mabelmonday! 😏Braden had to write a paper about
Clinton, Illinois
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Happy Labor Day & #mabelmonday ! 😏 Braden had to write a paper about his family this week at school. They have had to do it every year so knew it was coming. Up until now I have prepped every teacher with the gist of our lives & all that the kids have been through so that they might understand that an assignment like that is so simple for some students, but is especially difficult for Nora & Bud. I chose not to write the email this year for many reasons, but mostly- the kids are working through what has become of their lives in their own separate ways. The coping skills I’ve seen them each acquire (though vastly different) are all so useful. . Braden wrote a beautiful paper which included a very large section about his sister Mabel who lives in Heaven, detailing all of her ailments. It was so beautiful it was like a punch to the gut. It was all true. And ALL devastating that she, (& we all) endured life in the way that we did for so long. It was her normal & she knew no different. And it was ours too. The feeding tube, the seizures, the blindness, the puking, the inability to sit, roll, walk, communicate- it was all just who she was. It was who our family became while taking care of & loving her. . But now, I can see & feel it differently, probably a lot like those teachers are going to feel when reading Braden’s paper. It’s all just very ... sad. . I’m so thankful she was healed. I stopped asking for a miracle on Earth long before she received it in Heaven. I still thank God I was able to have the kind of peace I did so that her suffering wouldn’t be prolonged here, but rather that she would be liberated from her ailments in eternity. . I love her so much. I miss her even more than I love her (which is almost impossible). But I’m still thankful every day for her life & her death. Every day. . . . . . . . #battendisease #raredisease #mamagrief #loss #lifeafterloss #griefcommunity #grief #bereavedmother #mamagrief #bereavementsupport #death #lossandgrief #childloss #ncl #geneticdisease #bdsra #loveon #seizures #gtube #honestmotherhood #family #siblingloss #griefsupport #griefjourney Смотреть полностью
 I truly cannot remember what I used to be stressed about. In hindsight
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I truly cannot remember what I used to be stressed about. In hindsight, I had such a perfect life. I really thought good people who worked hard and were kind got goodness in return. I still sort of believe that, but now I also know that the sky can fall at random. #griefaftersuicide #griefandloss #mourning #bereavement #griefcommunity #survivorsofsuicideloss Смотреть полностью
Spirit Painter // Jonny Tanner I recently met Megan at the @thebusinessbootcamp retreat. She told us
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I recently met Megan at the @thebusinessbootcamp retreat. She told us all about her desire to help other grieving moms in the world after recently loosing one of her children. I could feel the passion, pain, hope and strength behind her voice as she talked about her mission and new that Spirit Painting could help so many going through grief. We connected and after and set up a date for an online session. I hope that this can help her and so many others remember who they are and just how close the spirits of those they lost can be. Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Beautiful afternoon out on the water thanks to @tattooyourarmpits. I'v
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Beautiful afternoon out on the water thanks to @tattooyourarmpits. I've been working hard on multiple projects and doing great work with awesome clients and remembering that it's all about the WORK TO LIVE not living to work. Consider this a PSA. Hope you're all having a great holiday weekend! Now carry on Captain! . . . . #friends #boatlife #worktolive #columbiariver #pnw #oregon #portland #griefgratitudegreatness #gratitude #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #community #breakthestigma #stigma #coach #griefcoach #getunstuck #selfcare #transformyourlife #lifecoach #portlandsummer #portlandlife #riverlife #oregonlife Смотреть полностью
 Such an innocent question, with such a complicated answer. My summer w
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Such an innocent question, with such a complicated answer. My summer was the worst I’ve ever had, by far. On the morning of June 18th, I woke up with a normal life. It was a beautiful, sunny day. My husband, our two year old and I were sitting down to lunch when my mom called to say my dad was missing. About twenty minutes later I walked into their house and my mom, brother and sister were all crying. He was dead by suicide. Life changed in an instant. So my summer hasn’t been good. Obviously. But it’s had happy moments. Our giant family came from all over the world to be with us. We’ve laughed a lot. There’s a new closeness between us that I treasure. The immediate aftermath of the trauma brought with it a certain kind of magic- the world looked different, and I appreciated things I hadn’t even noticed before. Part of me is happy to say goodbye to this summer, but another part is sad that the season is changing. It’s hard to grasp that time will continue, forever, and the last time we saw him will just keep getting further away. #grief #griefandloss #survivorsofsuicide #griefcommunity Смотреть полностью
Craft Love Craft Life At the end of a storm, there is calmness.⁠🌥️⁠At the end of a
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At the end of a storm, there is calmness.⁠🌥️⁠ At the end of a rain shower, there is a rainbow.⁠🌈⁠ At the end of darkness, there is light.⁠☀️⁠ .⁠ Please remember that storms don't last forever.⁠ .⁠ #griefjourney #griefsupport #griefquotes #grief #lifeafterloss #grieving #loss #griefandloss #griefcommunity #survivingloss #lovemore #support #bereavement #nevergiveup #brokenheart #griefjourney #mourning #griefrecovery #healing #transformation #griefsucks #imissyou #imissus #pain#petlossofinstagram #petgrief #petloss #petsarefamily #rainbowbridge ⁣⁠ #believeinyourself Смотреть полностью
krystal cox In honor of National Grief Awareness Day•HforW Community Blogger a
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In honor of National Grief Awareness Day • HforW Community Blogger and Hope Sister, Cheryl Barnes of Widowness and Light, writes how talking and sharing helps the heart shift toward healing and answers the question: Do we need a National Grief Awareness Day? • “The short answer is YES. We do. Just like National Widow’s Day, it’s not something you hear about until it affects you. I wish that would change. Grief awareness is desperately needed in our society. If the nature of grief was given more of a voice, the grieving would feel so much less alone and more supported by everyone. I know that I would. • National Grief Awareness Day is August 30, which is one day after my husband’s Angelversary…so all I can think of is…boy, am I aware of my grief. • This year will make it five years. Five years since I heard him call me honey. Five years since I kissed his warm, handsome face and held his hand in mine. I couldn’t be more aware of how I feel about August 30. • The problem is…I seem to be the only one aware of this now..." • Continue reading “National Grief Awareness Day: Do We Really Need it??” @hopeforwidows by clicking through the LINK IN MY BIO. ✨ This post is part of a series for HFW in honor of this day. . . . #inthistogether #communitycare #griefcommunity #widowstrong #griefthriver #griefandloss #griefquotes #youarenotalone #griefsupport #griefawareness #nationalgriefawarenessday #hopesister #ahopefueledlife #movingforwardinhope #widowproblems #hopeisaverb #widow #widowed #widowshelpingwidows #youngandwidowed #widowhood Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Immerse yourself in the splendor of nature......#natureheals #pn
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Immerse yourself in the splendor of nature. . . . . . #natureheals #pnw #co lumbiagorge #horsetailfalls #oregon #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #gratitudequote #support #bereavement #community #breakthestigma #stigma #coach #griefcoach #getunstuck #selfcare #transformyourlife #mentalhealth Смотреть полностью
Grief support and services Grief symptoms can be overwhelming and frightening. Here are a list of
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Grief symptoms can be overwhelming and frightening. Here are a list of symptoms that are often surprising to the bereaved. You are not alone in your grief journey. Comment on a symptom that you were surprised to experience. .................................................................. #griefsymptoms #griefishardwork #copingwithloss #copingwithgrief #grief #bereavement #bereaved #loss #griefcommunity #griefjourney #grieving #losingalovedone #losingaspouse #losingasister #losingafriend #navigatinggrief #anxietyisreal #sleepness #insomniaandgrief #morethangrief #losingaparent #losingalovedoneisnevereasy Смотреть полностью
krystal cox This Thing Called Grief•Grief is a funny thing. You can’t always
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This Thing Called Grief • Grief is a funny thing. You can’t always anticipate how and when it will show up and impact you or how it will feel. I would have never known prior to loosing Mike that (1) a wave of grief can strike at the most unexpected times and (2) that grief can be a jumble of any and all emotions - sometimes all within the course of a day - or even an hour! • Your experiences in grief are valid and unique. In honor of National Grief Awareness Day tomorrow I want to encourage you in that you do not have to walk alone in your grief. There are other Widows (more than I could have ever imagined 😢💜) that will come alongside of you in the jumble, in moments of clarity, and everywhere in between. • I am so thankful to you, my friend, that we can share and be vulnerable here at A Hope Fueled Life. I value your support and treasure each of you as we grieve and grow together. I hope you can come here and leave feeling a little more understood, a little less lonely, and encouraged. For more stories, blog posts & support on grief, life, love and loss, visit @hopeforwidows and check out #hflgriefthriver . ♡ . . . #inthistogether #communitycare #griefcommunity #widowstrong #griefthriver #griefandloss #griefquotes #youarenotalone #griefsupport #griefawareness #nationalgriefawarenessday #hopesister #ahopefueledlife #movingforwardinhope #hopeisaverb #widow #widowed #youngandwidowed #widowhood Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness This week FB and IG feeds are full of kids, some happy (some annoyed)
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This week FB and IG feeds are full of kids, some happy (some annoyed) marking the first day of the school year. These pics measure the subtle and great changes of our children as they transition from babes to children to teens and then adults. I love seeing all of these photos and watching my own and my friends' children grow. It's truly magical and I celebrate these photos! These days can be hard for those whose children are no longer living. Please take a minute to acknowledge the beautiful kids that will not be heading back to school this week and send your love to their parents and friends. This quote is actually from our current guest, who shares how important it is to honor your grief because those "bad days" do return. And when they do, go easy on yourself, defer your to-do list, and just let yourself be sad and reflect on your loss. It's hard but it's healthy. Link to listen in bio: Julia Evans . . . . . . #baddays #notbacktoschool #saddays #firstdayofschool #childloss #parentloss #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #support #bereavement #stigma #podcast #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #griefstories #womanpodcaster #death #brokenheart #griefjourney Смотреть полностью
grievingfamily This is to every grieving Mom trying their best to keep it together fo
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This is to every grieving Mom trying their best to keep it together for their babies. It is truly the hardest thing to do, and it's okay to be a mess sometimes. You are strong! You are the best! You are loved. Tag a mom to show her how special she is. Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Just as she was forging her own path as a young adult, Julia Evans str
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Just as she was forging her own path as a young adult, Julia Evans struggled with trying to care for and then losing her mother to addiction. Julia brings much insight and reflection to her experience and shares it on our newest episode. Link to listen in bio: Julia Evans. . . . . . #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #bereavement #community #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #griefstories #womanpodcaster #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #mourning #griefrituals #depression #mentalhealth #addiction Смотреть полностью
 In the beginning, everything hurt. A happy song on the radio, overhear
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In the beginning, everything hurt. A happy song on the radio, overhearing a stranger complain, even sunshine. I felt like the world had fallen to pieces, and couldn’t figure out how life was still going on around us. Slowly getting to a place where heartbreak and beauty can coexist. #griefandloss #survivorsofsuicide #lifeafterloss #grief #griefcommunity Смотреть полностью
grievingfamily I tried to run from my pain. I didn't want to feel. I was so scared of
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I tried to run from my pain. I didn't want to feel. I was so scared of breaking down, because I thought no one would understand what I was going through. After, my dad passed away unexpectedly, I couldn't bring myself to believe that my life had changed forever. I kept hoping that things would go back to the way they were. I laughed a lot, always wore a bright smile, inside me I was trying so hard to fight the feelings that tried to break me. One day, my tank of emotions became full. I couldn't run from it anymore. I ran to a quiet and lonely place, right there, the tears fell from my eyes. I screamed, hit the wall, cried until my body started shaking.. After a while, I felt lighter. It felt like my eyes had become open to the reality of my loss. I never had to run from my pain again. I embraced it and somehow I could endure it. Смотреть полностью
Grief Cafe #Repost @deathcafebame・・・Identity loss is about the fact that
London, United Kingdom
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#Repost @deathcafebame ・・・ Identity loss is about the fact that people miss the person they were before the person they loved died. People often find that they grieve the person they used to be. Part of the carefree happy state, these things only happy to other people it’s what you read about in the news. I will outlive my parents and so forth. I’m keen to find out if our personalities change following the death of a loved one and would like to speak to people from communities who have experienced self identity loss. How did this impact you, what change occurred, how did you move forward, did you look at photos of yourself before your bereavement? What were your dreams and goals before your bereavement? What are your dreams and goals now? How have you regained your self identity? #bame #deathcafebame #deathcafe #diversity #diversityandinclusion #diversitymatters #grief #identityloss #lossofindentity #selfcare #bereavment #griefworks #griefsupport #griefrecovery #griefcoach #therapy #identity #selfprocess #healing #changes #timetotalk #griefawareness #griefcounseling #griefislove #mentalhealthawareness #bme #griefcommunity #childbereavement #siblingloss Смотреть полностью
 I have so few pictures of my dad. He was a photographer, so he was alw
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I have so few pictures of my dad. He was a photographer, so he was always the one taking the pictures. I never thought he would be gone one day, out of the blue. I have a small handful of photos of him with my son, his grandson. I wish I had taken more pictures of them together. I wish I had more photos of us together. #grief #suicidebereavement #survivorsofsuicide #family #griefcommunity #takemorephotos Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness The camel carries a great load. All it takes is that one damn straw...
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The camel carries a great load. All it takes is that one damn straw.... . . . . . #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #gratitudequote #support #community #breakthestigma #stigma #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #womanpodcaster #mentalhealth #brave #bravewoment #hardstuff #life #listen #womensstories #toughstuff Смотреть полностью
Ἀναστασία Χριστίνα 31. - This picture is not special. It's just a snapshot. A glimpse int
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31. - This picture is not special. It's just a snapshot. A glimpse into a mostly insignificant day. But, today, I realized that in 31 days, it will have been 1,461 days since we lost you. Four years. Four is such a small number, and years a small word. But One thousand, four hundred and sixty one? That sounds just about right. That's much closer to how long four years without you has felt. 💔⚱️💔 #snapshotsofgrief #loss #fatherinheaven #fatherloss #dadinheaven #angelfather #fatherlessdaughters #life #love #reallife #journaling #healingthroughart #grief #griefandloss #griefhealing #griefcommunity #letterwriting #brokenheart #livingthroughloss #writingthroughloss #livingthroughgrief #lifeafterloss @snapshotsoflifeafterloss Смотреть полностью
Actively Moving Forward Sometimes telling your story means creating a place where you and frie
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Sometimes telling your story means creating a place where you and friends or family can visit to remember your person whenever you need to feel close to them. #griefjourney #HealGrief #virtualmemorial #createamemorial #celebratealife #griefcommunity Build a free virtual memorial on HealGrief.org today: https://healgrief.org/celebrate-a-life/ Смотреть полностью
Craft Love Craft Life There may be days when you feel like giving up is the easiest option.
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There may be days when you feel like giving up is the easiest option. Just remember on those days especially you can achieve anything.💕⁠ .⁠ Learning to live with grief is difficult and we need to remind ourselves that we are strong and can achieve something each day.⁠ .⁠ If what you achieve today is breathing then I'm proud of you.⁠🙌⁠ .⁠ On my bad days going for a walk by myself or with my dog can help clear my mind and help refocus my thoughts.⁠🚶‍♀️⁠ What do you do to get through your bad days?⁠ .⁠ #griefjourney #griefsupport #griefquotes #grief #lifeafterloss #grieving #loss #griefandloss #griefcommunity #survivingloss #lovemore #support #bereavement #nevergiveup #brokenheart #griefjourney #mourning #griefrecovery #healing #transformation #griefsucks #imissyou #imissus #pain#petlossofinstagram #petgrief #petloss #petsarefamily #rainbowbridge ⁣⁠ #believeinyourself Смотреть полностью
grievingfamily Grief gives us two options.Either ways, we are still left broken and
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Grief gives us two options. Either ways, we are still left broken and sad at our reality. It's too hard to forget what is and focus on what was... Смотреть полностью
Ramee Sharpe I called @jenibassi more than usual yesterday, venting & apologizing,
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I called @jenibassi more than usual yesterday, venting & apologizing, trying to just express my aggravation. Honestly...Some days it downright sucks to be me in the world. It’s lonely. & frustrating. & sad. Just tackling the act of living after your child dies is more mentally exhausting than anyone can understand. But then the internal conflict that comes with every single thing I choose to do is equally as draining. . For instance, I find that if I choose to go to work (which I have...& I love it!) it feels like it may appear that I am fine or “over” Mabel’s death. Out in the world I have to work to show empathy, patience & grace to people who naturally speak about their own trials (most of which admittedly seem trivial to me in the face of my own loss). Gritting my teeth & trying to remain in a normal conversation is difficult. & depleting. It requires SO much energy. It can lead to me feeling resentful of people & the every day annoyances that they consider life altering. It often feels like I’m being more tolerant than I am being authentic which is against every part of who I am. But, if I stay home I am inevitably overcome with loneliness & grief. . Taking it a step further- if I do not interact with people ‘normally,’ there is simply no place for me. So I am forced to engage in order to move forward because being relational IS important to me. I mean there are *some* ways in which I can converse, but in most ways...I simply can’t relate to people. To me, there is nothing in this world that seems so complicated, so frustrating, so overwhelming, or so bad that can’t be overlooked or overcome. But if I leave my house at all, on any given day, I’m reminded that others do not hold the same perspective. Additionally & for the record, I wouldn’t want them to have to for that would mean that they’ve sustained something *truly* life changing. But do you know the kind of restraint it takes to just smile & nod in a conversation with such pessimism when I have indeed endured the worst thing imaginable?! . Continued in comments... Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness One year ago today I spent the day brushing this amazing woman's hair,
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One year ago today I spent the day brushing this amazing woman's hair, still long at the age of 89. A few hours later I inherited the mantel of matriarch from her. I write about the importance of family and food as her love language in a piece published this week. I'd be honored to have you read it. Link to read it in bio: Ahbk, an essay by Sarah Shaoul. . . . . #ahbk #matriarch #jewishiraqi #immigrantstories #bravewoman #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #foodstory #support #bereavement #community #family #familyandfood #lovelanguage #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #mourning #immigrant Смотреть полностью
Death Cafe BAME Identity loss is about the fact that people miss the person they were
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Identity loss is about the fact that people miss the person they were before the person they loved died. People often find that they grieve the person they used to be. Part of the carefree happy state, these things only happy to other people it’s what you read about in the news. I will outlive my parents and so forth. I’m keen to find out if our personalities change following the death of a loved one and would like to speak to people from communities who have experienced self identity loss. How did this impact you, what change occurred, how did you move forward, did you look at photos of yourself before your bereavement? What were your dreams and goals before your bereavement? What are your dreams and goals now? How have you regained your self identity? #bame #deathcafebame #deathcafe #diversity #diversityandinclusion #diversitymatters #grief #identityloss #lossofindentity #selfcare #bereavment #griefworks #griefsupport #griefrecovery #griefcoach #therapy #identity #selfprocess #healing #changes #timetotalk #griefawareness #griefcounseling #griefislove #mentalhealthawareness #bme #griefcommunity #childbereavement #siblingloss Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness As we are so accustomed to assessment and others' projections and assu
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As we are so accustomed to assessment and others' projections and assumptions of who we are, it's easy for us to know, love and remember who we are at our core. Listen to my conversation with Rebkah Van Pelt about how she addresses trauma and identity. Link in bio. . . . . . #identity #trauma #brave #bravewoman #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #mentalhealth #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #griefquote #gratitudequote #support #bereavement #community #breakthestigma #stigma #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #womanpodcaster #selfcare Смотреть полностью
grievingfamily A few weeks ago, a thought came to my mind. I judged myself for even f
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A few weeks ago, a thought came to my mind. I judged myself for even feeling that way or having such thought cross my mind. I felt like I was not a good person. I didn't want to feel this way but I couldn't help it. Okay, I'm going to share it here because I know this is a no judgement space and we all share everything here no matter what it is -this is our safe haven for grief. When I lost my Dad, I felt betrayed by a lot of people. I usually thought of how kind and open hearted my Dad was when he was alive. When he passed away, It felt like my family was alone. After the funeral, people move on quickly, that is the basic fact and that's what happened in my case. ...and that's okay! I get that, but as time went by, I began to feel betrayed by a lot of people's actions. So I grew a thick skin when it came to those people. I didn't care about them anymore or want to be associated with them. So, one time, when I heard that something terrible happened to one of them, I didn't even feel a momentary rush of grief, I didn't feel sad. I was shocked at the way I felt. I thought of it as Karma or revenge happening to them. I felt terrible as I knew that it wasn't right to even have such thoughts in my mind, but I could not change what I felt at that moment. Later on, I had to shake off that feeling and genuinely feel the pain of what had happened. Has anyone experienced this? No judgements please!!!! I'd like to read your thoughts on this weird feeling. Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Some nature magic for you today......#forestbathing #nature #nat
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Some nature magic for you today. . . . . . #forestbathing #nature #naturehe als #summer #pnwsummer #oregon #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #gratitudequote #support #community #coach #griefcoach #getunstuck #selfcare #transformyourlife #lifecoach #mentalhealth #getoutside Смотреть полностью
j.l.a.p •Taking Time• •••• •••••#grief #griefand
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•Taking Time• • • • • • • • • • #grief #griefandloss #griefandlosssupport #griefjourney #copingwithloss #missingmom #infantlossawareness #griefawareness #copingwithanxiety #poetrycommunityofig #poetrycommunity #poetrycommunityofinstagram #poetrypage #writingaccount #writingcommunity #missingmom #writingcommunityofig #allforher #feministpoetry #griefquotes #missingmysister #griefcomesinwaves #griefcommunity #griefpoetry #jaydpages #lifeafterloss #instapoet #copingwithgrief @globalpoetcult #firsttimemom #pregnancyjourney #whenithinkaboutyou Смотреть полностью
Death Cafe BAME There is some stigma attached to #therapy hats off to the #TfL staff o
Dollis Hill tube station
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There is some stigma attached to #therapy hats off to the #TfL staff of #do llishill they totes get it. 👏🏾 much love to you. Have you been judged for seeking therapy? Do people say you need it because you can’t help yourself? I’d be particularly interested in hearing your experiences and stories around therapy and counselling when a loved one was dying, died or survived including family and friends dynamics during this time in your life. Get in touch! ♥️ #counselling #deathcafe #therapy #gestalt #london #griefworks #griefsupport #griefquotes #deathcafebame #siblingloss #londoners #london #diversity #bame #londonblog #londonbloggers #griefandloss #griefrecovery #bereaved #bme #diversityandinclusion #instaquote #quoteoftheday #griefblog #griefcommunity #griefchat Смотреть полностью
Actively Moving Forward Have you heard about the AMF Facebook Support Community we've started?
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Have you heard about the AMF Facebook Support Community we've started? Join us today and have the support, connection, and empowerment of AMF at your fingertips! #griefsupport #ActivelyMovingForward #griefcommunity Join us today: http://ow.ly/k6d050vzKzw Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Rebekah has worn this
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Rebekah has worn this "The Brave One" cape every day for the past 2 and 1/2 years. Integral to healing from childhood trauma is redefining herself. As she redefines herself, she has come to a greater understanding of who she is at her core. This is a great episode. Link to listen in bio: Rebekah Van Pelt . . . . #planoly #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #brave #identity #everydayhero #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #community #breakthestigma #stigma #coach #lifecoach #getunstuck #selfcare #transformyourlife #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #griefstories #womanpodcaster #mentalhealth Смотреть полностью
Craft Love Craft Life And worst of all nobody can see or understand the pain of the mind. Al
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And worst of all nobody can see or understand the pain of the mind. All the answers causing your pain may not be out there but please never give up hope.⁠ .⁠ 🙏Reach out for help because you deserve to live with less pain.⁠ .⁠ ⤵️⤵️ You may also be interested in checking out our blog post that talks about different coping strategies ⁠ https://www.craftlovecraftlife.com/14-ways-to-cope-with-pet-loss/⁠ .⁠ Let's talk about pain and how to ease pain in the comments 💓⁠ .⁠ #griefjourney #griefsupport #griefquotes #grief #lifeafterloss #grieving #loss #griefandloss #griefcommunity #survivingloss #lovemore #support #bereavement #nevergiveup #brokenheart #griefjourney #mourning #griefrecovery #healing #transformation #griefsucks #imissyou #imissus #pain#petlossofinstagram #petgrief #petloss #petsarefamily #rainbowbridge ⁣⁠ ⁠ Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Releasing a new episode today with Rebekah Van Pelt who defines hersel
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Releasing a new episode today with Rebekah Van Pelt who defines herself as The Brave One. She wears a cape with those words every single day and has done so for 2 and 1/2 years. I speak with Rebekah about her unconventional childhood and the power of redefining herself in response to childhood trauma. Link to listen in bio. . . . . . . . . #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #survivingloss #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #brave #support #trauma #community #breakthestigma #stigma #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #griefstories #womanpodcaster #bravewomen #interestingwomen #womensstories #storytelling #shareyourgrief Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Death doula @MarneLucas talks about end of life care, planning and leg
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Death doula @MarneLucas talks about end of life care, planning and legacy. Link to listen is in bio. . . . . . . #bardoproject #legacy #artheals #powerofart #endoflife #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #hospice #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #bereavement #community #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #womanpodcaster #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #deathdoula Смотреть полностью
j.l.a.p •Needing You/r Help•••••••••••#grie
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•Needing You/r Help• • • • • • • • • • • #grief #griefandloss #griefandloss support #griefjourney #copingwithloss #missingmom #infantlossawareness #griefawareness #copingwithanxiety #poetrycommunityofig #poetrycommunity #poetrycommunityofinstagram #poetrypage #writingaccount #writingcommunity #missingmom #writingcommunityofig #allforher #feministpoetry #griefquotes #missingmysister #griefcomesinwaves #griefcommunity #griefpoetry #jaydpages #lifeafterloss #instapoet #copingwithgrief @globalpoetcult #firsttimemom #pregnancyjourney Смотреть полностью
grievingfamily Hello everyone.#grievingfamilyconversations is back with the above to
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Hello everyone. #grievingfamilyconversations is back with the above topic! A couple of days ago, I had a conversation with someone. She talked about finding it difficult to remarry after she lost her husband. She felt guilty just thinking of the idea of getting married again. It made me realize that a lot of people are going through her exact situation. In another case, some people are happily remarried. So, I'd like us to explore this topic, your experience is the only thing that could really enlighten and help others. Your perspective or story on this issue is greatly appreciated. Please send your submissions to the email address grievingfamilyinitiative@gmail.com We would post them. I'm so glad we can have different conversations on grief and relating issues. #safehaven I can't wait to read from you. Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Marne Lucas shares about her Bardo ♾ Project where she collaborates
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Marne Lucas shares about her Bardo ♾ Project where she collaborates with artists at end of life to complete their legacy work. Have you thought about what your legacy will be? Link to listen in bio. . . . . . #bardoproject #legacy #artheals #powerofart #endoflife #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #hospice #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #bereavement #community #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #womanpodcaster #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #deathdoula Смотреть полностью
K A T I E I sent some of my writing to a large and well known Motherhood Publica
Vancouver, British Columbia
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I sent some of my writing to a large and well known Motherhood Publication in the hopes that they might print something. It was a stretch for sure, I’m not in the realm of professional writers - but it was a piece I really loved, a huge part of my heart and what makes me a mother.⁣⁣⁣⁣ I wasn’t surprised when they didn’t accept it, but it was the response I got that made my heart sink a little. They sent back the words “we are going to pass on this story right now, but we encourage you to send us others that inspire women on the journey of motherhood.” ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Inspire. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ My story didn’t seem inspiring. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ My story didn’t uplift + encourage happiness in Motherhood.⁣⁣⁣⁣ My story didn’t have a happy ending for new Mothers.⁣⁣⁣⁣ So... was it not worth sharing? ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ What saddens me, is that my story IS about Motherhood. Terrible and painful to be sure, but why can’t that be equally as important? My story is a part of Motherhood that too many women know, that too many women sit in silence with, that far too few major resources talk about. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Loss. Heartbreak. Turmoil. Get up. Step forward...forward..forward. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ The words I wrote are so truthful that they hurt, and yes, they aren’t for everyone. I recognize not everyone wants to read my story, not everyone wants to be reminded that sometimes things just go fucking badly. But I want Blogs and magazines that shout All-Mothers-Are-Worthy to recognize that someone out there NEEDS to read these words, needs to know they aren’t alone. She needs to know that her broken heart is a worthy and brave form of Motherhood. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ I’m trying so hard to extend my voice beyond this space and find a bereaved Mother laying on the floor and whisper to her “I’m here with you”. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ If I keep sharing about Lochlan, maybe the stigma and fear of death will lessen and the doors will begin to open to let someone else’s words of loss appear front and center one day. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ I’m going to keep saying uncomfortable things, I’m going to keep talking about hard times, because I’m fueled by the woman in this photo; ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Broken, suffering, about to lose her first child. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Brave, mighty, lionhearted.⁣ ⁣ A Mother.⁣ ⁣ Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Artist and death doula, @marnelucas, shares the importance of holding
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Artist and death doula, @marnelucas , shares the importance of holding space for individuals at the end of life. It's important that the dying feel safe and feel loved as they leave the world of the living. Link to listen is in bio: Marne Lucas. . . . . . . #bardoproject #legacy #artheals #powerofart #endoflife #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #hospice #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #bereavement #community #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #womanpodcaster #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #deathdoula Смотреть полностью
Craft Love Craft Life How adorable is this memorial ring? 😍 I created this ring with fur
Kingston, Ontario
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How adorable is this memorial ring? 😍 I created this ring with fur from my hamsters Benni & Betsy. Now my baby girls are curled up together forever 💞⁠ .⁠ Rings are sterling silver and custom to your pet or loved one's hair and/or ashes.⁠ .⁠ ➡️ Swipe to see more ring options💍and of course to see my sweet little hamsters 🌈💕⁠ .⁠ 💍Rings start at $135 🇨🇦 // $102 🇺🇲 // £83 🇬🇧⁠ .⁠ 🛒https://www.craftlovecraftlife.com/product/custom-memorial-ring/⁠ .⁠ #customring #memorialring #cremationring #memorialjewelry #petmemorialjewelry #cremationjewelry #rings #personalizedring #griefandloss #grief #loss #grieving #griefcommunity #hairlocket #urnring #urn #urnjewelry #cremation #lifeafterloss #afterlife #petloss #petlossjewelry #rainbowbridge #rainbowbridgepet #hamster #jewelryfortheheart #untilwemeetagain #griefsupport #petlosssupport #petbereavement Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness Artist Marne Lucas created this infinity snake as part of her Art/Indu
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Artist Marne Lucas created this infinity snake as part of her Art/Industry Program residency with @kohlerfoundation Her current work explores themes associated with her work as a death doula and as an end of life art collaborator with the Bardo ♾ Project. Listen in on our conversation and learn more about @marnelucas 's important work. Link to listen in bio: Marne Lucas . . . . . #bardoproject #legacy #artheals #powerofart #endoflife #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #hospice #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #bereavement #community #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #womanpodcaster #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #deathdoula Смотреть полностью
grievingfamily Lately, I have been reading a lot about the cremation process. Weird r
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Lately, I have been reading a lot about the cremation process. Weird right? I've discovered a lot about why it's been done and what it means to people. I have always believed that having burials is the "right" way to lay our deceased loved ones to rest. Maybe because I've always felt so scared of what's been done to the bodies and how it usually felt like there's no trace of their existence once their ashes are collected. When I saw my Dad, just before he was laid to rest, I felt a few seconds of peace in my heart just by looking at him. It felt like he was sleeping and it just made me wish he'd open his eyes and then we would go home like nothing happened (my wildest dream). After the funeral, It felt like he was just put in a box and laid in the ground, and his body and everything that made him exist was still there. I felt cremation wouldn't have given me that sort of comfort at least. Now, I know it's a personal decision to cremate or bury a person and I have a better understanding of why people do it and how it makes them feel. But I'd love to know your thoughts, which do you prefer, what was your experience like? Why did you choose to do it? Смотреть полностью
Craft Love Craft Life Important words that my Granda (deceased) spoke to me in a dream.⁠
Kingston, Ontario
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Important words that my Granda (deceased) spoke to me in a dream.⁠✨ .⁠ Recently my husband and I found 4 babies birds that fell from their nest at what I believe was only 2 days old. There were 2 birds that survived the fall and unfortunately 2 birds that didn't. I had never found or cared for a bird before so I was quite overwhelmed. We cared for the birds for 48 hours until they were able to be taken to a wildlife rehabilitation center.⁠🐣 .⁠ During these 48 hours:⁠ ~ I found them struggling on the ground⁠ ~ I watched the birds cried for their mother⁠ ~ I watched them snuggle together in our made-man nest for warmth⁠ ~ I cried when one of them passed⁠ ~ I smiled when the other bird finally ate some food⁠ ~ I was thankful that the bird made it through another night with us⁠ ~ I felt disappointed when the rescue didn't have any volunteers to pick him up (and we don't have a vehicle to drop him off)⁠ ~ I was filled with joy when I found someone that was driving in the direction of the rehabilitation center⁠ ~ I felt heartache when the little guy left our home⁠ ~ My heart sang knowing that when the bird got dropped off, the driver signed up as a volunteer driver⁠ .⁠ What I'm trying to say is those sad situations are sad. And it is ok to be sad in those situations. But also step back and look at the beauty in the situation.⁠💞 .⁠ If I didn't find the bird when I did he probably would have died and that kind soul who drove the bird to the center might never have signed up to be a regular volunteer. So thank you to that little bird who has helped save the lives of future animals.⁠💕 .⁠ ➡️Swipe to see pictures of their little baby faces⁠ .⁠ 🛒Support while you shop our 'Adopt Don't Shop' collection:⁠ http://bit.ly/2C3oJ1S⁠ 💰For August & September, proceeds will be going to Sandy Pines Wildlife Center.⁠ ⁠.⁠ #adoptdontshop #rescue #birdrescue #wildliferescue #grief #griefquotes #griefcommunity #beauty #griefandloss #lifelessons #grieflessons #griefdream #petloss #petlove #memorialjewelry #loss #deceasedlovedones #dreamingofyou #sweetdreams #memories #deathpositive #iloveyou #dreamtalk #whorescuedwho #petadoption #babybird #rescue #griefsupport #grieving #lifeafterloss Смотреть полностью
Jane Durrett Happy Monday 🎉 I had a weekend of relaxation, carnivals, swimming,
Centreville, Virginia
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Happy Monday 🎉 I had a weekend of relaxation, carnivals, swimming, family, blogging, and fun. No complaints! And yet... Except... I missed my son and I wished he was here for every minute of it. I was so fortunate to hear from many family members and friends this weekend that I want to share about a dilemma I get asked about often: What can I say to my [your person in grief]? I don’t want to hurt them and I don’t want to say anything stupid. So I got to thinking about how important my connection to others has been in carrying me through both my Dad’s death when I was 18 and Ramsey’s death. And how lucky I’ve been to have people who’ve been brave enough to risk the awkwardness of possibly saying the “wrong” thing, instead of saying nothing at all. I speak differently about this than many in the #griefcommunity but I believe the worst thing you could say to a person who’s grieving is nothing at all. If you’re worried about saying the wrong thing to a grieving person or you want to give them the support they need, check out more about this topic at The Light in the Trees. As usual, link in bio. 🙏🏽 #griefsupport #griefquotes #lifeafterloss #loss #griefprocess #deaddadsclub #childloss #childlosssupport #infantloss #griefcommunity #deadparentsclub #thelightinthetrees Смотреть полностью
Grief Gratitude & Greatness When holding space with the dying and as we should be in all our days,
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When holding space with the dying and as we should be in all our days, living moment to moment is where its at. Marne Lucas shares how she collaborates and cares for dying artists. Link to listen in bio. . . . . . #bardoproject #legacy #artheals #powerofart #endoflife #griefgratitudegreatness #grief #gratitude #loss #griefsupport #hospice #celebratelife #liveyourlife #love #loveyourlife #lovemore #griefcommunity #support #bereavement #community #podcast #newpodcast #newpodcastalert #newpodcastepisode #griefstory #womanpodcaster #death #brokenheart #griefjourney #deathdoula Смотреть полностью
j.l.a.p •At Home // In Me•It has truly been so long since I’ve returned
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•At Home // In Me• It has truly been so long since I’ve returned to my writing.. sometimes all that makes sense at the most overwhelming moments is to write it out. Sometimes everything moves so fast.. I just lose the words. This has been one of those times. How can I explain.. where do I start?? The whole entire world is different all over again and for the very first time I miss someone desperately who I am waiting for the coming of. Not existing in the absence of. I never knew what this love would feel like. I still don’t know. I don’t know how to tell this precious little person how they’ve saved my life when I least expected it.. somehow I’ll keep trying. I will find every word I can to tell them just how much they already make me love my mother more than I could’ve ever fathomed before... How much I love them already now as we share a home in my body. Perhaps this means my writing hiatus is over.. It definitely means there are so many stories to be told...💛 • • • • • • • • #grief #griefandloss #griefandlosssupport #griefjourney #copingwithloss #missingmom #infantlossawareness #griefawareness #copingwithanxiety #poetrycommunityofig #poetrycommunity #poetrycommunityofinstagram #poetrypage #writingaccount #writingcommunity #missingmom #writingcommunityofig #allforher #feministpoetry #griefquotes #missingmysister #griefcomesinwaves #griefcommunity #griefpoetry #jaydpages #lifeafterloss #instapoet #copingwithgrief @globalpoetcult #firsttimemom #babyannouncement Смотреть полностью
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grievingfamily One thing grief stirred up inside me is anxiety. I have fought so hard
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One thing grief stirred up inside me is anxiety. I have fought so hard to manage it over the years. It's been tough, but I'm still pushing. Last week was overwhelming for me. I had series of panic attacks which were a result of my anxiety. It felt like my brain was just manufacturing different thoughts in my head every second. A single thought produced numerous thoughts in my head. The feeling of intense fear, worry and overthinking got a hold on me. I couldn't function properly. It felt like my life hit pause. I try so hard to shut down this activity going on in my head. Sometimes, I won other times I lost. This drained my energy, made me slow and not in control of how I felt. I didn't even want to think. This is something I've had to live with for a long time and though I have gotten used to the feeling, it doesn't make it less horrible and traumatic. Taking time to talk to myself daily, write in my journal and meditate really helped me get through the week. I'm so happy to be back. What issue are you dealing with as a result of grief? Смотреть полностью