The Grief Help Blog

Getting Through It: Writing About the Landslide of Grief

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 >>

Ahimsa: The Yogic Path to Self-Care During Grief with Karla Helbert

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 >>

Find Your Inner Wisdom & Honor Their Legacy Through Grief with The Kindness Rocks Project featuring Megan Murphy

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 >>

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness with David A. Treleaven, Ph.D.

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 >>

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 >>