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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 returning for my fifth visit to Military Mom Talk Radio –
(on November 17)
Join hosts Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd as guests Judy Brizendine & Judy Davis return – for another great show!

Click on link to access the last 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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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 …

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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Have You Been Turned Away from a Grief-Support Group?

admin : May 31, 2014 12:37 am : Coping with Grief, Needs of grievers, Stunned by Grief

white adironack chair on beach_blue sky_grief support_grief and lossBy Judy Brizendine

Someone shared her experience with me this week, and it broke my heart, shocked, and angered me all at the same time.  This person ‘diligently searched’ (her words) for help with grief, and was turned away from grief-support groups by several organizations.

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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.