Tag Archives: social support

Existential pain, isolation, and prison hospice

There are so many great resources online exploring various aspects of grief experiences and showing how creativity can be a useful approach. Here are a few we’ve found interesting… The pain of existence An appreciation for dark humour often emerges during grief. This little cartoon made us chuckle. There are days when grief can feel […]

Adoption grief, continuing bonds, and adoption support resources

We continue to find great resources on various grief topics out on the net. Here are a few that we’ve found interesting recently… The loss, grief, and shame in adoption We liked this article purely because it’s one of very very few that speaks to the loss and grief in adoption. So often there is […]

“Positive fighter” narratives, social support, and silenced stories

We love to share with you the articles and other grief resources we find useful or inspirational. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed recently… “Positive fighter” narratives shut down conversations and options This short article highlights the strong influence that social narratives have on the choice that people feel they do (and don’t) have when they are […]

Difficult emotions, midlife unraveling, and oscillating grief

We love to share with you the articles and other grief resources we find useful or inspirational. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed recently… The courage to face difficult emotions We always love to find more folks taking a stand against “positivity culture.” Positivity culture is the set of ideas that says that there are negative and […]

Knitting, cemetery picnics, and eco-friendly deaths

Another few articles we loved finding online! We are so inspired by all the creative exploration… Knitting for your life! We encourage any and all kinds of creativity in our Certification in Creative Grief Support. As far as we’re concerned, enjoyment is enough reason to pursue any kind of art-making that you enjoy, but it […]

Social injustice and grief, and the strength of African grandmothers and Welsh mountains

We love to share with you the articles and other grief resources we find useful or inspirational. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed recently … Black mothers and their babies in the USA Across the 4 month journey of our Certification in Creative Grief Support, we discuss the numerous ways that grief and trauma intersect with social […]

Illustrating grief, trauma, healing, and donating vision after loss

We love to share with you the articles and other grief resources we find useful or inspirational. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed recently … Illustrating the grief experience Grief (and our support needs after loss) can be so different from one person to the next, and from one loss to the next. We thought these sweet […]

Straight talk, stress reduction, and trauma repair

We love to share with you the articles and other grief resources we find useful or inspirational. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed recently … Everybody needs a grief support friend like Polly! We admit that we don’t usually expect top notch grief advice from “advice columnists,” but Polly is one of a kind. A reader tells […]

Loss of sex, honest responses, and benefits of unhappiness

We love to share with you the grief-related articles and other resources we find useful or inspirational. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed recently … Grieving the loss of sex We’re always interested in what doesn’t get talked about, because of those themes are fertile with possibilities for making new and hopeful meanings after loss. So we […]