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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. 
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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.
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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!

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Silence from Friends Is Painful

admin : April 13, 2015 5:49 pm : Coping with Grief, How to help grievers, Needs of grievers, Stunned by Grief

Bird walking alone on beach_grief_invisibleBy Judy Brizendine

I recently received a note from a reader asking me a question and suggesting a topic to write about. And then she went on to tell me her story. She has been facing a deep loss in her life over the past year or more. Silence from friends is painful. Being ignored (and considered invisible) is devastating. more »

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Quiet and Solitude—Friends or Enemies during Grief?

admin : April 2, 2015 5:56 pm : Changes, Coping with Grief, Effects of Grief, Emotions, Needs of grievers, Stunned by Grief

Lonely beach_Gray Skies_Isolation_QuietBy Judy Brizendine

Are quiet and solitude friends or enemies during grief?  Sometimes we don’t recognize the things that help versus those that hurt us. And at times, things that are the most natural (and seem best) work against our healing. As in most circumstances, too much of a good thing can be bad. more »

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Things I Wish I’d Known about Grief

admin : March 23, 2015 7:02 pm : Attitude, Changes, Coping with Grief, Effects of Grief, Emotions, Hope, New directions, Relationships, Stunned by Grief

By Judy BrizendineTunnel opening looking onto blue sky and beach

Apart from the sheer and utter pain of grief, I believe the rest of it is not what we expect. To be completely honest, until grief came crashing down on me, I’m not sure I had ever even given a thought to it – certainly not a serious thought. And I imagine most people fall into the same category as me. That was nearly seventeen years ago. Looking back, there were so many things I wish I’d known about grief. Here are a few for you to consider … more »

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