Grief is like…

Grief is like waves pounding on the seashore. At first, the waves come in, piled one upon the other, tumbling in confusion and pounding hard. Gradually they slow down. At first, grief seems to knock us down every minute. Gradually, there’s more time between waves. We still get knocked down from time to time. — […]

The Mourner’s Code

“You have the right to talk about your grief.” Talking about your grief will help you heal. Seek out others who will allow you to talk as much as you want, as often as you need, about your grief. If at times, you don’t feel like talking, you also have the right to be silent. […]

Grief is like a maze

Grief is like a maze. There are so many blind alleys. Where is the right passageway? Who is there to guide us, to give us safe conduct through this maze of feelings and emotions that we have not felt before? How can we find our way through? It feels so confusing. We feel lost and […]

Extra Large

Grief comes in one size, Extra Large. If we tuck it away in the bottom drawer where it never sees the light of day, it remains exactly the same. On the other hand, if we wear it, feel it, talk about it, and share it with others, it is likely that it will become faded, […]

Today is International Widow’s Day.

Today we honor all the men and women whose life partner has died too soon – the men and women working to rebuild their lives after the death. Widows and Widowers are amazing people and accomplish amazing things. If you are a widow – reflect today on the many remarkable things you have accomplished – […]


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