Being Stuck

Over the years, Nancy and I have become aware that being stuck in grief is a problem for most of the people coming to us for grief support work. When a griever comes to us, they are acknowledging that there is a blockage. This blockage prevents them from the healing part of the journey [...]

Being Stuck2021-08-22T12:01:21-04:00

Memories of Grieving

Looking back on my 66 years on the planet and being involved with the work that we do, has given me time to reflect on the memories of the grief that I have experienced. I often use the example of my little league story. As a youngster, I finally got a base hit only [...]

Memories of Grieving2021-08-07T15:34:08-04:00

Working with Grief

When I am asked, Why do you do this work?” or “How can you work with people in grief?” My initial answer is that I am honoring my daughter’s memory as I go about this important work. Leah was and remains a bright light in our lives. In doing this work, I hope to bring [...]

Working with Grief2021-08-05T13:36:52-04:00

Husband & Wife Grief

A topic that has become the subject of a few of our recent podcasts deals with the grief that a husband and wife go through regarding the loss of a child. If you checked out our web page (www.beingwithgrief.com) then you are familiar with the story of our daughter and our loss. Nothing can [...]

Husband & Wife Grief2021-08-05T10:48:37-04:00

Men’s Grief

Men’s grief is distinctly different type of grief that I would like to talk about. When you are asked how are you? What is your response? If you are like me, I usually say, “I’m fine.” What that translates to for me is: F - Feelings I - Internalized N - Not E - [...]

Men’s Grief2021-08-05T10:51:47-04:00

Grief Recovery Method

In my first blog, I mentioned that I am a Grief Recovery Method - Advanced Specialist. For clarity, I want to explain what that role is and why I became certified in this method.  Our daughter, Leah died of massive head trauma caused by a single car accident on the way to school. She [...]

Grief Recovery Method2021-08-05T10:53:05-04:00

Grief Work

I have spent a lot of time thinking about and working with grief including the pain, doubt, fear and shame that accompanies this human condition. While I have come to understand that grief is a normal and natural condition, I now also understand that grief as an emotion is different from living with the [...]

Grief Work2021-08-05T10:53:58-04:00

Grief

I have spent a lot of time thinking about and working with grief including the pain, doubt, fear and shame that accompanies this human condition. While I have come to understand that grief is a normal and natural condition, I now also understand that grief as an emotion is different from living with the [...]

Grief2021-08-05T10:54:24-04:00

Grieving Bravely

Today, while sipping my coffee, I read some postings on the Grief Toolbox. There was sharing, sadness, and resolve. Regarding one particular entry, I wrote: "Grief shows up uniquely for everyone. Just reading the posts, you see a wide variety of feelings. There was anger, sadness, and compassion. But the poem I read spoke of [...]

Grieving Bravely2016-02-05T10:25:05-05:00

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