Grappling with Grief

Remember, It’s OK: Marina Reed

By Marina Reed How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and […]

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Writing to Heal: Nina Daoutakis

By Nina Daoutakis My journey with grief started in January 2021, one month before my daughter was born. This month was meant to be a time to prepare for her birth and to have a little break for myself before the baby came. Instead, I found myself battling with the loss of a loved one […]

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Lost Without Her: Mark Oborn

By Mark Oborn Is it possible for bereavement to be a positive experience?I’m guessing as you read this, the immediate answer is “Absolutely not, bereavement and the resultant grief is always painful,” and I’m in 100% agreement with you.And yet, at the same time, in the 11 painful years since my beautiful childhood sweetheart wife […]

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The Day I Lost My Valentine: Susan Peters

By Susan Peters   If I could have been given a million dollars to guess the whole story of how my husband would exit this world, I never would have been able to guess it even if I would have been given a million chances! It all started on one of the most joyous days […]

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From Grief to Purpose: Rose Gichure

By Rose Gichure   In the quiet corners of sorrow, where the heart bears the weight of unfathomable loss, a resilient spirit emerged, forged in the crucible of grief. This is my story, a woman whose life has become a testament to the transformative power of pain, turning tragedy into purpose. My journey through grief […]

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The Pathway to Peace: Jamie Henderson-Warren

By Jamie Henderson-Warren   Growing up I had never really dealt with grief or loss. At least not in the way I had imagined it to be. I thought grief was simply just being sad and missing someone. I was oblivious to the stages of grief until I had to embark on a personal journey […]

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The Grief Tendress: Bindi Sawchuk

By Bindi Sawchuk   I am the Grief Tendress… and it comes as a complete surprise to me, because I never wanted to be… I mean, who would? Right? I was a child who played with fairies in the forest and have always been deeply sensitive to things unseen. At the age of 14, I […]

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Creating Courage: Beryl Young

By Beryl Young   If there’s one thing I’ve learned through my story of life, loss, grief, and growth, it’s that perspective is everything. If you saw me today with my wild, curly pink mohawk, colorful wardrobe, and sleeve of floral and woodland tattoos down my left arm, you might think of me as a […]

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The Grief Girlie: Shea Wingate

By Shea Wingate In my early twenties, I pursued a Master’s in mental health therapy. While in school, I discovered a particular interest in grief work. Despite not having any real-life grief experiences, I was drawn to grief work and dreamed of being a full-time grief therapist one day. The universe listened to my dreams […]

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Brave Widow: Emily Jones

By Emily Jones   How does anyone do this alone? Survive this? Will I ever feel joy again without it being overshadowed by sadness? People don’t become a widow at 37… I’m going to feel so alone. Or so I thought. These things plagued me for several months in grief. Losing my husband of nearly […]

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