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Looking for materials and information to help make sense of your experience, feel less alone, or support others when they are grieving? Explore the entries below to learn about grief, listen to stories from others, and make supportive connections.

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What to Say to a Griever

What to Say to a Griever

There are hundreds, if not thousands of articles, blogs and lists of what to say and what not to say to someone who is grieving. In nearly every grief group we facilitate the topic of, “I can’t believe he/she said that…” comes up.
Why is it that when we are supporting someone who is grieving, we cannot figure out what to say and when we are grieving we are often offended by what people say, despite the hundreds of quotes, phrases and advice columns?

Tending to Grief with Yoga

Tending to Grief with Yoga

When grief lands in our lives, our bodies feel it all. Everything we have lost, our bodies have lost. Our nervous system often regulates our emotions into waves – reaching our capacity of how much we can feel and helping us, over time, to process and integrate the new reality of our lives without.

On Seasons of Grief and Hope

On Seasons of Grief and Hope

How we process change, transition, cope and grief is unique to each person. No two people respond to loss in the same way and there is not a time table for healing. Relationships in the workplace are unique, to some the relationship to the person who has died was a working relationship, to others a deep friendship.

Self-Compassion and Grief

Self-Compassion and Grief

How we process change, transition, cope and grief is unique to each person. No two people respond to loss in the same way and there is not a time table for healing. Relationships in the workplace are unique, to some the relationship to the person who has died was a working relationship, to others a deep friendship.

Types of Groups

Types of Groups

How we process change, transition, cope and grief is unique to each person. No two people respond to loss in the same way and there is not a time table for healing. Relationships in the workplace are unique, to some the relationship to the person who has died was a working relationship, to others a deep friendship.

Corn Mothers – Honoring Jennifer McBride

Corn Mothers – Honoring Jennifer McBride

How we process change, transition, cope and grief is unique to each person. No two people respond to loss in the same way and there is not a time table for healing. Relationships in the workplace are unique, to some the relationship to the person who has died was a working relationship, to others a deep friendship.

Loss in the Workplace

Loss in the Workplace

How we process change, transition, cope and grief is unique to each person. No two people respond to loss in the same way and there is not a time table for healing. Relationships in the workplace are unique, to some the relationship to the person who has died was a working relationship, to others a deep friendship.

Helping Someone Who Is Grieving

Helping Someone Who Is Grieving

Grief is something that everyone experiences at some point in time, and yet each loss and grief experience is as unique as our fingerprints. Everyone grieves at their own pace and in their own way – that doesn’t mean that anything is “wrong” with them, or with you. We...

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Grief Book List

Grief Book List

There are many books out there covering a wide variety of topics about grief and loss. Here are some that we know of that may be helpful to you and your grief.