Grief and Grieving: Beyond Stages and Phases

Our grief guides are at war. The established grief industry is under attack. The challengers, who label their work the "New Science of Bereavement," use empirical studies to demolish the current paradigm's sacred cows-including the well-known stages, phases, and tasks of grieving.

Will You Choose Acceptance Or Resistance In Mourning The Death Of Your Loved One?

Acceptance of the reality that our loved one is no longer physically with us is the number one task of mourning. Resistances to the massive changes that accompany death are the blocks to acceptance; they inevitably lead to unnecessary pain, increased stress, and prolonging intense grief. Here is how you can work toward accepting that which cannot be changed.

Thanksgiving

I hope you have a gentle week. Thanksgiving can be tough. I'm reposting my last year's post below.

If you haven't yet submitted your Aloha Remembered request and would like to do so you can still squeak it in today.

((hugs))
emily

12 Simple Ways to Support a Grieving Friend This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us and it seems that many people have decided to simplify their holiday traditions this year. Instead of spending hours shopping and getting frustrated at the mall, they have decided to spend quality time with friends and family.