Enough With The Five Stages of Grief: And Why Dr. Kubler-Ross Would Agree

Additional reading: I offer a brief overview  of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s work in a companion article: “5 Stages of Grief: Are They Real?” I hope you will consider reading it as well, as it pays homage to the great pioneer who started the very important conversation about dying people and the importance of compassionate care … Read More >>

“I Can’t Meditate Anymore”: How Grief Impacts Our Regular Meditation Practice

People learn to meditate for many reasons: to calm anxiety, ease stress, be more productive at work, or less agitated at home. It can take some effort to establish a daily meditation practice, but the payoff is priceless. On good days, a regular meditation practice can help you savor all that life has to offer. … Read More >>

Mindfulness and Grief: Leaning Into Love, Loss, and Life

  “In Asian languages, the word for mind and the word for heart are same. So if you’re not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you’re not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, Time Magazine Mindfulness And Grief: … Read More >>

6 Ways To Deal With Difficult People When You Are Grieving This Holiday

Grief rewrites our address book, as the saying goes, and the holidays can really underscore the difficulties in our relationships. While it is helpful to try to surround yourself with emotionally safe people this holiday season, the reality is you will likely wind up face to face with difficult people who push your buttons. Whether … Read More >>

Online Grief Group Starting in January 2018

Heather Stang will host the third Meditation for Grief Online Group,  starting in January. It will meet virtually on Tuesdays, January 9 to February 27, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST. Tuesday sessions for this 8-week period include a variety of activities aimed to provide support and insight into the physical, emotional, and spiritual experience … Read More >>