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Grief is a natural response to losing a loved one. Your emotional response is very personal and takes time.  Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried.  What is important is that whatever your experience is, you need to be patient with yourself and allow your heart to follow the course that is best for you.

When Non-Grievers Give Advice

When Valentine's Hurts - 4 Tips

Ah, Valentine's Day. A time of love and romance. A shopping frenzy for cards, chocolate, and flowers. A day of hope, and perhaps disappointment.

There is something about this day that touches us profoundly. That’s not surprising, considering all of us are wired to love and be loved. Deep down, we all long to hear or read the words, “Be my Valentine.”

My Dreams are Gone

Kids dream. For them, anything is possible.

Then we grow up.

We take some hits. Life doesn’t go the way we planned. We lose – relationships, jobs, opportunities, and people.

The dreams morph over time. Then, well, they mostly disappear. And our broken hearts settle for what is.

 

When people die, some dreams do too

Buck Up and Get Over It?

Buck up and get over it.

Yep, we’ve all heard some version of that. If we’re in the middle of a pity party, that might be good advice. If we’re hurting and in the midst of healing, however, it’s not very helpful.

Explaining Jewish Mourning Traditions & Rituals

When a member of your community passes away, it’s a difficult but important time to be present. Judaism is one of the many faith traditions that has rituals designed to bring people together as support for mourners who need time to grieve.

I Feel Numb

The hits just keep coming, don’t they?

By the time we’re young adults, usually most of us have gotten the message that life isn’t smooth or easy. It’s a virtual mine field.

The Widowlution ~ Join us in the Army!

It is my considered opinion, based on conversations with hundreds of widows, that the world isn't very kind to us, when we need kindness more than any other time. I've talked about the "shunning" to unwidowed friends, and they look at me like I have two heads, but it's real.

HOLIDAYS - Navigating the Emotional Minefield

When we’re missing someone, we tend to bump into them everywhere. Especially during the holidays.

This season surfaces our losses and flings them in our faces. It's hard, and can be painful and confusing.

 

“I Miss Everything!”

“What do I miss?” Andrea asked. “Everything! I miss everything. Everything reminds me of Aaron.”

HOW TO HANDLE HOLIDAY LONELINESS

Holidays can be lonely. This time of year surfaces our losses and throws them in our faces. We bump into a memory with every decoration, song, or tradition.

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