Embracing the ongoing relationship we share with our loved ones isn’t clinging to the past, but rather a brave act of carrying their light into our present and future, allowing their essence to enrich our lives eternally. In the wake of loss, it’s not unusual to feel a deep sense of disconnection. You might even feel
Skillful courage is the graceful dance where we embody the essence of bamboo: a harmonious duet of strength and vulnerability, standing tall yet willing to sway with life’s rhythms. Grief is rarely experienced without a felt sense of fear. Whether tied to a specific situation, like financial insecurity or the loss of your ride or die,
In the aftermath of loss, our assumptive world shatters, leaving us to navigate a landscape unrecognizable and fraught with uncertainty. It is through the earnest journey of self-reflection and the courage to rebuild that we may unearth the profound meaning hidden within our grief, forging a path towards more than mere survival, but living more
Compassion begins within. In the landscape of grief, your heart needs care first. Tend to it with kindness, and watch how it opens up to the world. In a previous post, we explored the Six Paramitas for creating peace during grief. Today, we’ll take another step on this journey with Pema Chödrön’s insights from When Things
Life after loss is not about stitching up the wounds and becoming what you once were, but rather embracing the imperfections, learning, and moving forward with wisdom. When things fall apart, how do you piece them together again? How do you find peace in chaos, especially when the pain of grief is bearing down on you?
Sleep hygiene is not just about a good night’s sleep. It’s a pathway to healing and resilience, especially after a loss. By transforming your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary, you’re creating a soothing environment that can alleviate anxiety, promote good rest, and offer comfort in a time of grief. Whether it’s decluttering or using calming
Sharing the journey of self-care in the wake of grief is a profoundly transformative experience. When we come together to learn and grow, we create an extraordinary network of compassion and understanding. It’s as if our capacity for resilience, healing, and self-care doesn’t merely double, but expands exponentially. It’s in this shared connection where we
Comic-con San Diego 2023Friday, July 21, 2023 at 5:30 PM: Co-authors of the book Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss—Dr. Jill Harrington, David Carey, Dr. Tashel Bordere, Heather Stang, Brendan Prout, and Lindsey Fenton Whissel—discuss superhero stories as methods for processing grief and practical approaches for improving coping skills for those struggling with grief after a loss, using characters made
Ignoring your feelings may work temporarily, but is not a sustainable strategy. It is by acknowledging and truly feeling your emotions that you can navigate through the tempest. The journey of grief is not about avoiding the storm, but learning how to walk in the rain, honoring your love, loss, and truth in each droplet.
In every relationship, even the most challenging, lies a hidden opportunity for growth and transformation. Compassion allows us to uncover these opportunities, not to permit further harm, but to liberate ourselves from the heavy chains of drama and pain. It is through this understanding that we offer ourselves a profound gift – the freedom of