Good article about how certain triggers from our emotional past can offset our grief.
The article, Grief triggers, by Greg Lincoln states,
“I thank you dear friends for allowing us to express our deepest feelings as we mourn the loss of our beautiful daughter. Each day that comes has had its difficulties. When we look back at certain recent events, the day of our beloved’s passing has been the reference point, the date that all other dates revolve around.”
Good article on the nature of grief when things do not always end so well. In these cases, there are a variety of ambiguous feelings as well potential guilt during the grieving process over the deceased.
The article, An Addict Brother’s Death; a Sister’s Guilt-Ridden Grief, by STEVE ALMOND andCHERYL STRAYED state,
“The most dangerous delusion we carry around when it comes to death is the notion that we should never speak ill of the dead. We erase their defects and destructive conduct. We gussy up their legacy and imagine them ascending to heaven.”
Miscarriages are sometimes a forgotten grief among people. The family suffers but everyone else fails to see the pain and the loss that can accompany this.
The article, I coped with the grief of multiple miscarriages – and you can too, by Anna Tyzack states,
“There was a time when Zoë Clark-Coates feared she would never cradle her own baby. She’d been pregnant twice and, both times, had left the antenatal unit with her husband, Andy, in despair when the sonographer failed to detect a heartbeat.”
Eating and regular functioning is difficult to maintain when grieving. If we can eat, what is best to for us to consume and digest during bereavement?
The article, “What To Eat When Grief Is Eating You” by Kristi Hugstad states
“When you’re grieving – particularly after the death of a loved one – you might experience decision fatigue. This happens in response to the number of decisions you’ve been forced to make over a very short period of time, deteriorating the quality of those decisions.”
With social media able to express any feeling with a moments notice, this article looks at 7 ways to handle grief on FB.
The article, “7 Appropriate Ways To Handle Grief On Facebook When You Lose A Loved One” by Romy Oltuski states,
“When news broke that Prince had died at the age of 57, friends, fans, and collaborators flocked to social media to grieve the musical icon. Within 24 hours, his name was mentioned more than 12 million times on Twitter alone. Some people eulogized the artist as a source of personal influence or joy.”
Grief rarely takes a day off, and the holidays are no exception. Grief can overtake a holiday and make it a very sad day
The article, “When grief takes a holiday” by Susan Shelly states
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except when it’s not.
The pervasive message during the holiday season is that we all should be merry and bright, just like the cheerful music and twinkling lights of the department stores we visit to find the perfect gifts for the people we love.”
Grief as a gift? It seems nonsensical but grief has a role in life and can be helpful in some cases in learning about life and helping us see the overall picture.
The article, “Why grief can be a gift from God”, by Patrick Mabilog states,
“Universally, grief is seen as something that we wouldn’t want to experience, but it’s something that no one can escape. We all have experienced a certain level of grief caused by loss whether a loved one, a business gone bad or a pet.”
It is an added bonus these days when a doctor not only looks out for your physical well being but also your mental and emotional. Understanding loss and grief is key for doctors in overall treatment of their patients. The article below covers some of these ideas.
The article, “Grief guidance: 6 ways pediatricians can support children, families after loss” by, David J. Schonfeld, M.D., FAAP states,
“The vast majority of children experience the death of a close family member or friend during childhood, and approximately one in 20 experiences the death of a parent.”
Grief is something that never truly ends but something that becomes bearable as one adapts to the new reality of loss. This article looks at the long process of healing which is actually a life long endeavor.
The article “How To Deal With Grief: Life, Loss And Healing The Soul”by Maimah Karmo states
“Life and death are intertwined. The fact that we breathe is to acknowledge our humanness, mortality and the inevitability of death. Life and love are intertwined.”