Whenever I'm in the midst of loss and grief I search for anything and everything to help me help myself. Below are some blogs to help you through. Take what resonates - leave the rest.
ANOTHER SUNDAY BY ALEX ELLE
Another Sunday inspires and gives a glimpse into the inner world and mind of writer and self-care enthusiast, Alex Elle.
Though it isn't grief-specific, from articles outlining steps for self-care or blooming in the face of adversity (post- Charlottesville protests), to a podcast episode on death + grief, Alex provides you with insight and resources for getting through tough times.
MODERN LOSS BY REBECCA SOFFER AND GABRIELLE BIRKNER
Modern Loss was one of the first blogs I found that actually resonated with me and my experience of loss.
This site is a place to share the unspeakably taboo, unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death. Beginners welcome.
This project grew out of two friends’ separate experiences with sudden loss, and their struggle to find resources that weren’t too clinical, overtly religious, patronizing or, frankly, cheesy.
REFUGE IN GRIEF BY MEGAN DEVINE
"If your life has exploded into a million little bits, you don't need platitudes. You don't need cheerleading. Most of what passes for grief support is less than useful."
Megan created Refuge in Grief to tell the truth about grief, with no sugar coating. She created it to give you support that actually sounds like you - something that speaks to your life, your mind, your heart.
I CHOOSE LIFE, BLOGPOST BY STEPH YU
Steph Yu (aka @happyandhealthy96) is a writer, podcaster and influencer who waxes poetic on her life and her struggles (including eating disorders, domestic violence + more).
In her moving post Choose Life she speaks candidly about embracing the beautiful and messy bits of life as a means for living a fulsome, human existence.
You can also peep her podcast A Beautiful Mess.
HOODWITCH BY BRI LUNA
For my spiritual folks, this site is an ode to the timeless forms of wisdom and healing that have been forgotten or ignored.
Bri shares horoscopes, rituals and meditations for inner well-being and blog posts including "Divining through Disaster." She offers everyday magic for the modern mystic.
The goddess of Grief by Danielle Laporte
A fellow Vancouverite, Danielle LaPorte is the queen of straight-up and soulful self-help. An author and general whiz with words, she has a variety of books that will help you find your joy. This particular post is all about getting to the other side of grief.
You can also sign up for her daily #truthbombs here for helpful + loving reminders on keeping your ish together while navigating life.
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