Tag Archives: bereavement

Grief is…

Posted in Quotes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Overcoming the Winter Blues…

Here in the Northeastern United States it is a balmy 7 degrees Fahrenheit.  While there is a beautiful blue sky, it is not the kind of day one wishes to venture outside unless absolutely necessary.  For a griever, it often … Continue reading

Posted in Moods | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

You’re worth the investment….

Yesterday I shared an article about the reasons some people use to avoid counseling.  It got me thinking…What about the reason some people could use to engage in counseling?  How about:  Because you’re worth the investment. The investment in the effort … Continue reading

Posted in Counseling | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment


I’ve often talked about how those spiritual/existential questions are the ones that keep us up at night.  The one question we ask over and over and over again:  Why??  Why him? Why her?  Why me?  And beyond that we want … Continue reading

Posted in Spiritual Reactions | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Are you a living legacy?

My husband came home from his weekend with his parents carrying a couple of boxes and a small bag of treasures.  My in-laws have apparently been cleaning things out and we are happily the recipients of their finds.  In one … Continue reading

Posted in Memorializing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is it a couch day???

Today, where I live, it is pouring.  We all know how weather can effect mood, especially rainy, dark, dreary days.  Sometimes it just feels necessary to stay inside, stay in our yoga pants, and do nothing of significance.  You know, … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with Grief | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments


Tell me if you’ve heard something like these:  “Are you STILL crying for that cat?”  “You STILL go to the cemetery every week?”  “You STILL have his clothes in the closets?”  “You STILL haven’t fill in the blank?” …. When someone uses … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with Grief | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Good day? Bad day? Trick question…

On my Facebook newsfeed this morning there was a quote that said “How to be happy.  Wake up every day and decide to be happy.”  Yikes.  If only it was that simple!  Now…I do believe that happiness is a choice … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with Grief | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Promise…

Sounds depressing, doesn’t it?  What I mean by it is that, especially in the beginning, it feels like you will ALWAYS feel this way and can’t imagine spending the rest of your life in this kind of agony.  The promise … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with Grief | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“When the House is Empty” by C. S. Lewis

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.  I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid.  The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning.  I keep on swallowing. At other times … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with Grief | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment