Whenever I'm in the midst of loss and grief I search for anything and everything to help me help myself. Books, articles, podcasts, therapists, movies, shamans - all the good shit that can help me find the light. Below are some articles to help you through...
GRIEVING IN CHOICE by LOSS&FOUND
Contrary to popular belief, we get to be in choice about how we grieve. When my mom was dying...I was sure I would completely fall apart...I mean, that's what grief is! That's what grief does - or so I thought. Truth is, it doesn't have to be that way.
"The process of grief is long, painful and exhausting and, if you remain open to the possibility, can be one of the most powerful and positively life-altering experiences you'll ever have."
how to deal with grief Article by Anonymous
Hands down one of the most articulate explanations of grief I've come across, this article was written by an older man to a grieving individual. It pertains to the experience following death but I think it applies to grief no matter the cause.
"As for grief, you'll find it comes in waves...the waves never stop coming...but you learn that you'll survive them."
8 simple words to say when someone you love is grieving by Tim LAwrence
Equally helpful for the bereaved and those seeking to help them, this article gives it to you straight. I personally believe everything does happen for a reason, but Tim does a phenomenal job of driving home why platitudes and "fix-its" regarding grief can be dangerous.
"Some things in life cannot be fixed, they can only be carried." - Megan Devine
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