Entries tagged with “Loss”

5 Healthy Ways to Begin or Continue to Heal After Suicide Loss

For survivors of suicide, grief is compounded by the stigma and shame that often accompanies these tragic situations. Here are some healthy strategies you can use for healing—and forgiving yourself.

Bouncing Forward

An excerpt from Bouncing Forward from Michaela Haas, PhD

Find the Good in Grief

I couldn’t imagine why I would want to dedicate two years of my life to studying with a man who could be confused with the grim reaper himself…

Grief Practices: What Do I Do With My Grief?

In a culture that doesn’t help us hold our grief, how do we hold it for ourselves? Here are some ideas.

Holistic Practices for Grief

Kathryn Drury Wagner speaks with trauma expert Kathryn Templeton on how to move from immobilization into balance and harmony.

Honoring Grief

Words of wisdom for those who are suffering the rawness of recent loss.

I Would Change Nothing

Excerpt of Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience

Living a Full Circle, Aging, and Coming to Terms With Death

“Could they imagine that the bikini scar left across my pelvis after my uterus was removed, leaving me childless, was the reason I was lying there?”

Living With the Heartbreak of Suicide

Psychologist Sarah Neustadter offers three phases as guideposts for those left behind. “Our feelings of despair and broken-heartedness need to be fully felt in order for them to shift into something new that emerges from grief.”

Losing the “God Talk” in Grief Groups

“To say you need the afterlife to have meaning is the bleakest form of insanity.”

Mark Nepo: Open Your Heart

The best-selling author reflects on facing the loss of his father, in his latest book, The Endless Practice.

Meeting with our Loved-Ones in Sleep

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Music Review: Into the Silence

Into the SilenceAvishai CohenECMMusic can be motivated by new beginnings and inspirational experiences. Music is also an ideal language for expressing loss. The tender jazz tunes o…

Notes From Your Therapist: The Humanity in Grief

When heart-wrenching loss entered therapist Allyson Dineen’s life, she began writing meditations and affirmations for herself to process her grief and shared them on social media. Here is an excerpt from that collection, Notes From Your Therapist.

Tending to the Pain of Loss Through Collage

Create a grief collage to help you move forward.

The Complicated Grief of Suicide

The path of grief is never a straight line, especially the complicated grief of suicide. One S&H editor shares her story, and an expert also has four suggestions for ways to make a difference in the suicide epidemic.

Use Rituals to Ease the Anguish of Loss

Experts and survivors agree—use rituals to ease the anguish of loss. Then practice acts of love to move forward toward a sense of peace.Near midnight on Good Friday, 1990, just hou…

Video: How to Transform Grief and Heal Emotional Trauma

If you've ever suffered from depression, anger or any other emotional blockage in your life, watch this episode. We booked a session with renowned counselor and healer Dr. Deb Sand…

Why We Must Witness Grief

Life gives us pain. Our job is to experience it when it gets handed to us.”