Listen to Allison Gilbert, author of Passed & Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, share ways to celebrate family & friends and the importance of actively engaging in your grief-work.
I write to think about questions that are preoccupying me. In my novel Landslide, I consider how resilience arises out of catastrophic loss. When I started the novel, my mother and three close friends had died. My husband had battled cancer. I had gone through unexplained, early menopause which also felt like sorrow and loss. … Read More >>
Renee Nickell, Author of Always My Hero, shares how equine therapy & evening devotions help her find hope & healing following her brother’s death in Afghanistan.
Like any trauma survivor, I spent the first few days that I was home alternating between trying as hard as I could to sleep to shut the world out, and flashing back. Flashing back to the mess of a girl that I was . . . on the surgical recovery floor, not the maternity floor. … Read More >>
Mindfulness & Grief Podcast Episode #3 Overview … Yoga for Grief & Loss author Karla Helbert, LPC, shares how the yogic practice of non-violence, called “ahimsa,” can help us be our own best friend during the difficult days, months, and years after a major loss. Drawing from her own experience as a bereaved mother, a … Read More >>
Watch Here or Download for Mobile on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and YouTube. Mindfulness & Grief Podcast Episode #2 Overview… Explore how painting rocks and spreading kindness can help you maintain a connection with your departed loved ones while tapping into your inner wisdom during grief. Hear how one woman’s grief experience unexpectedly launched a worldwide movement, and how you … Read More >>
Major Griffith, USMC, was killed in action on December 14, 2011 by an enemy Taliban sniper. Sam was a beloved Marine Corps Officer who embodied perseverance and grit. His death greatly impacted the lives of all that knew and loved him and changed the course of Renee’s life forever. When Sam died, I realized I … Read More >>
Almost everyone experiences bereavement and grief at some stage in their lives, yet no one experiences it in the same way. We are all different in the way we respond. In the midst of grief, it is difficult to accept intended words of comfort such as “I know how you feel.” Such words always sound … Read More >>
Watch or listen to the inaugural episode of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast to learn more about how to navigate the intersection of trauma, grief and mindfulness with David A. Treleaven, author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness with David A. Treleaven Overview During this in-depth interview, I spoke with David about our preference for the … Read More >>
Guilt and grief form a ubiquitous pair. We can find countless ways to blame ourselves. For that last argument we had. For not insisting they visit the doctor sooner. For sending them on that last errand. For not discovering the right healing supplement. For not being able to cure their addiction or ease the … Read More >>