Tag: grieving

Looking at grieving through a new lens: The Book

I’ve been looking at the world through one lens for a while now, and it’s got my eyes open. I catch a bit of Mrs. Doubtfire on TV and it seems so sad to me. Funny too, but at its heart, so sad. I spend Tuesday nights with This Is Us waiting to learn how Jack died, and... Read more »

Grief Pitfall #1: Defending yourself against the Grief Police

If you hear something like this: Shouldn’t you be over this by now? Do you have closure? When are you going to get out of denial? then look around. The Grief Police are out there, patrolling, trained in exactly how other people should grieve. They are armed with advice and superior knowledge. They follow you... Read more »

Grieving 2.0

Scott Simon of NPR just threw the door open on a new way to grieve. While his mother lay dying in a Chicago hospital this weekend, he tweeted repeatedly about their conversations, his emotions, her condition, and finally her end. Instead of keeping it private, he shared with his 1.2 million followers, at least the... Read more »