And why should it let go? If only we all realized that they're still here... it's not afterlife, it's ever-life. Life unending. See our gentle, supportive products to help with grief --and our condolence gifts-- at A Healing Spirit. Save . . .
I love Patti Smith and I love her writing style. But she's a tough cookie, no doubt about it, and tough cookies sometimes lack empathy. Truth. When a friend sent me Smith's quote on grief I had to sit with it a while. Here's the quote: Grief starts to become indulgent and then it doesn't serve . . .
Have you ever struggled with giving condolences? Me, too. Grief is intimidating to see. Part of it is that we know we'll feel it one day for someone we love--or we've already felt it--and that reminder can be painful. Well-meaning friends and relatives can often trip on themselves when trying to . . .
Feeling can be messy, especially when it concerns the hard parts of life. Like loss. Or illness. Which are similar because illness does involve loss in one way or another. But those feelings? The ones that surround loss and sickness? They can be scary things. So painful. Have you ever been afraid . . .
The Buddhists can be a little grim. I don't subscribe completely to their view of life. But I did see this beautiful quote about grief that anyone who has felt the emotion will appreciate. "If grief is deep and imponderable, it is because love is deep and imponderable, too. The world presents us . . .
It's a helpless feeling to be far away from someone we love when they suffer a loss. (I know this only too well.) When you can't reach out in person with a hug or some other thoughtful gesture, let us help. A Healing Spirit now offers graceful, supportive condolence gift packages that we can send on . . .
I met Laura when we worked together in Tampa years ago, so I've known her more than a decade I remember when she and Henry decided to get married and I loved their very fun wedding. Here's a random fact about us: She is such a proficient home cook that I asked her to cook dinner for us after . . .
When I found this incredible piece of writing on grief after losing a spouse or life partner, being widowed, I knew there was no need to add anything to it. It speaks for itself: Here's the author, Dean Koontz: “Grief can destroy you --or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for . . .
Not too long ago I walked a labyrinth. You might have seen one or even walked one before. Maybe you know that a labyrinth is meant as a walking meditation about the journey of life. It's calming, intuitive, peaceful. I walked several in France last month, but the one I did in Portland was part of . . .
So I'm missing her. I'm not going to say I took her for granted, because I never did. I'm not going to say that I didn't think there'd be a void when she left us, because I knew there would be. I'll just say that I didn't think it would be so big. So huge. And that I'd miss her in all those . . .