The Grief Help Blog

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness with David A. Treleaven, Ph.D. (Episode #1)

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 >>

“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 >>