Dealing with Grief
A little inspiration for dealing with grief.
Living With Anticipatory Grief
Social scientists describe an experience like Hilliard’s as anticipatory grief. It’s a grief process that involves not only dreading a loved one’s pending death, but also mourning the changes in daily life that occur as the person succumbs to illness.
Fifteen Poetry Recommendations About Grief and Mourning for our Darkest Nights
Grief for people we have lost or people we might be losing, grief for an imperiled planet, for hardship, and change. “Poetry is the closest grief has to expression in language,” wrote Ilyse Kusnetz. Here are some books to open when nights are heavy and hard.
Coping with grief: 14 women explain what loss has taught them about life and love
Grief isn’t a feeling that can be summed up easily. Completely unique to the individual, grieving is a dizzying and confounding experience. It’s full of devastating lows and soul-sapping sadness. You can feel numb and all-consumed with emotion at once.
How ‘Transitional Objects’ Can Help You Manage Grief
Photos, videos, and shared stories can comfort those grieving the loss of a loved one member. But a more tangible item—an article of clothing, a favorite book, or, in my case, a boxy chair—can build a strong connection and make the grieving process a little less painful.
After losing 3 pregnancies, a mother is now helping other women cope with grief
To mark Baby Loss Awareness Week (Oct 9 to 15), pregnancy loss coach Vernessa Chuah shares her story with CNA Women – including finding out at 12 weeks pregnant that her baby’s organs were growing outside its body.
Five stages of grief, and how to get through them
While there's debate among experts about the stages of grief, "people who are in the pain of grief are just saying, 'Help me,'" Kessler said. Here's what the five stages of grief are, and how you can consider and process them in whichever order you experience them.