Grief Articles

Recognizing Distractions

                        Getting Unstuck: Recognize distractions and attend to them with skillful means. From Mindfulness & Grief, Page 132

Alone With Yourself

                        Retreat: Every now and then enjoy a day of silence to be alone with yourself. From Mindfulness & Grief, Page132

Skillful Courage

                        Skillful Courage: Alternate between restoring your resources and mindfully facing your pain. From Mindfulness & Grief, Page 133

Compassion and Forgiveness

                        Compassion and Forgiveness: Recognize that we are all interdependent and that all humans wish to be happy and free from suffering. From Mindfulness & Grief, Page 133

Conscious Relaxation

                        Conscious Relaxation: Allow your body to tap into the natural relaxation response. From Mindfulness & Grief, Page 132

Mindful Awareness

                        Mindful Awareness: Be present in the moment and treat whatever arises with compassion. From Mindfulness & Grief, Page 132

Continuing to Love

                        You may feel that to let go of your pain would somehow be a betrayal, a sign that you no longer love the person you lost . . . once you are able to relinquish the suffering, you will continue to love and remember the Read More

Recognizing and Surviving

                        The suffering will become less and less intrusive and eventually will seem to fade away altogether. Then, one day, out of the blue, it will show up again. You will recognize it and know that you will survive. From Mindfulness & Grief, Page Read More

A Mindful Distance

                        Writing in your journal will also help you to view your experience from a mindful distance. From Mindfulness & Grief, Page 132    

Journaling & Big Insights

                        At the time, these insights may seem so big that you think you will never forget them, but, as Mark Twain said, “The dullest pencil is better than the sharpest memory.” From Mindfulness & Grief, Page 132