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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?

This journal will help you cut through the pain that isolates and freezes you—and get to the heart of what really matters.         Stunned-Journal-Cover-72r3x4

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.





Excited about my fifth visit to Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck & Robin Boyd
Check link to access the recording:   Nov. 17 Military Mom Talk Radio – Judy Brizendine & Judy Davis – Grief and the Holidays

Click on link to access the recording:  Sept. 29 Military Mom Talk Radio – Judy Brizendine & Judy Davis


       Judy participated in an online discussion and interview series with the authors (Linda Schreyer and Jo-Ann Lautman) of a new book called Tears and Tequila – a fiction book about grief.  A description of the  series follows:

“…We’ll be talking about the themes of this new novel–working through difficult times, the aftermath of grief, new friendships and life renewal–but we’ll also be interviewing and sharing special features from an amazing group of experts, bloggers and well-known authors over the course of several weeks.”

Here’s a link to the conversation with Judy:
Tears and Tequila Talks … with Judy Brizendine

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Latest Blog Posts

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.

We hope you’ll feel at home here!

We extend a warm welcome to you …

Our 15-Year-Old Cat Taught Me Something about Grief

admin : October 25, 2014 1:19 am : Animals, Coping with Grief, Effects of Grief, Emotions, How to help grievers, Needs of grievers, Response to tragedy, Stunned by Grief

cats sleeping together_grief_lessonsBy Judy Brizendine

Max and Molly were inseparable. They spent their entire lives together – until Molly became sick with an incurable form of cancer. Soon afterward we had to put her to sleep. Then Max was alone, without his sister, for the first time.  And surprisingly, Max our cat taught me something about grief.

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Pause and Think Twice Before You Speak to Someone Who Is Grieving

admin : August 15, 2014 6:15 pm : Coping with Grief, Decisions and choices, How to help grievers, Needs of grievers, Stunned by Grief, What to say to grievers

Red Stop Sign_Pause Before Speak to GrieversBy Judy Brizendine

After reading and hearing countless comments about the death of Robin Williams, once again it’s clear that a great lack of understanding surrounds grief, loss, and related issues. Even though the intent of most people is to provide comfort and support, they can inadvertently say something that’s hurtful or damaging.

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STUNNED by Grief is available in print or electronic edition at your local independent bookshop, barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, indiebound.org, iTunes, Kobo, ipgbook.com/bennettknepp-publishing-publisher-BKN.php, and elsewhere.