It’s not uncommon to feel lonely after a loss. But it’s just as important to remember that you are not alone. Grief is a journey. And although it’s different for everyone, grief is something we will all have to face at some point. That’s why we’re sharing these inspiring and insightful stories of bravery, healing, and hope to brighten your day.
A Letter to My Younger Self Before My Dad Passed Away from Cancer by Lisa Ingrassia
The author writes a beautiful letter filled with touching advice to her younger self. Within the personal letter, Ingrassia talks about coping with her father’s cancer diagnosis and the experience of eventually losing him.
Highlight: “…you’ll have no regrets because you listened to yourself and told him tirelessly how much you adore him, and he will tell you with his last breath that he adores you.”
Finding Some Light in The Darkness of A Parent’s Death by Erica Donahue
A powerful story about losing a parent during the holiday season and facing the fact that the holiday season will never be the same again.
Highlight: “In the ten years since his passing, I’ve wondered how the holidays would be different if he were still here. My father — for all his faults and flaws — was a jolly old soul and sought refuge in humor.”
7 Things I’ve Learned Since the Loss of My Child by Angela Miller
Author Angela Miller shares seven powerful lessons she’s learned from the unimaginable experience of losing a child.
Highlight: “There will never come a day, hour, minute or second I stop loving or thinking about my son. Just as parents of living children unconditionally love their children always and forever, so do bereaved parents.”
Widows Can Be Happy, Too by Becky Nolan
Becky Nolan shares her advice on how to find happiness and continue life as a single parent after the loss of a spouse. In fact, her whole blog, Mommy is a Widow, is filled with helpful advice, insight, and inspiration for those who have lost a spouse.
Highlight: “I am happy because I owe it to my husband to be happy. I want to live up to the person he saw when he looked at me. I need to be the mother he believed I would be.”
7 Ways to Prepare For Death That Will Change Your Life by Anna Almendrala
The author talks about something most people tend to avoid, and that is how we can better prepare ourselves for our own death. She outlines seven ways in which we can start on a path that will not only help improve our lives but also better prepare us for that final goodbye.
Highlight: “For many people, a good death means having the chance to say goodbye to loved ones, making sure to let them know what they’ve meant to you. But, of course, no one can plan when or how they’re going to die, so this communication doesn’t always happen.”
How To Cope With Grief Of An Unexpected Death by Jenny Goldade
One of the hardest losses is that of an unexpected death. In this article, you’ll learn not only healthy methods of coping when faced with a sudden loss but also important ways to memorialize and capture the memories of your loved one.
Highlights: “Psychologist and author Dr. Therese Rando, Ph.D. discusses 12 insights about grieving the loss of a loved one. In terms of coping with an unexpected death, her seventh insight comes into play: ‘The circumstances of your loved one’s death will have a profound influence on you.’”
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