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Unless you’ve been through it, you can’t understand it. It’s that simple.

Grief is not something you understand from a distance.

Learn from a fellow traveler’s down-to-earth approach to healing. STUNNED by Grief is realistic and revealing. You’ll discover what to expect. And you’ll find tools and tips to remap your life. 


When you’re devastated by loss, what good is a journal?


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This journal will help you cut through the pain that isolates and freezes you—and get to the heart of what really matters.

Writing about your loss is one of the most important things you can do. It’s key to tapping into your grief, working through it, and releasing what’s buried deep inside.





Judy appeared on Melody Chardon’s Voice America radio program in June as part of her series titled Fifty Shades of Grief.  Our episode is called Grief’s Wisdom.  I applaud Melody for bringing this crucial topic to listeners everywhere.  In her words, “Fifty Shades of Grief is a radio talk show designed to normalize grief by talking about it.”  I’m delighted to have been invited to appear.

Listen to the recording at your convenience.

Here’s a link: Fifty Shades of Grief – Grief’s Wisdom

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If you’re going through grief, this blog is all about you—and focusing on your questions, concerns, struggles, triumphs, and the countless issues you face.

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How Do You Stand Back Up When Grief Knocks You Down?

admin : June 5, 2015 12:38 am : Attitude, Coping with Grief, Decisions and choices, Effects of Grief, Emotions, Hope, Response to tragedy, Stunned by Grief

Golden sunrise peeking through clouds over ocean_hope_griefBy Judy Brizendine

Grief is a formidable force—and when it hits you directly, it holds the power to take you to your knees. What can you do? How do you stand back up when grief knocks you down?

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Grief Was Not the End of My Story

admin : May 19, 2015 7:18 pm : Changes, Decisions and choices, Gratitude, Hope, New directions, Sharing your story, Stunned by Grief

HOPE graphic_grief_lossBy Judy Brizendine

I recently wrote a blog post titled “Do You Feel as Though Grief Is the End of Your Story?” – And I shared that, for a time, I wondered whether grief marked the end of mine. However, my story did not stop there. Thank God, grief was not the end. There’s a lot more to the story …

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Do You Feel as Though Grief Is the End of Your Story?

admin : May 11, 2015 11:34 pm : Attitude, Changes, Coping with Grief, Decisions and choices, Effects of Grief, Hope, Stunned by Grief

Colorful sailboats on the water_griefBy Judy Brizendine

My life changed radically in 1998. It’s hard to believe that seventeen years have passed since then. However, flashes from those days will stay with me as long as I live. Do you feel as though grief is the end of your story? For a time, I thought grief marked the end of mine.

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