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Grief & Change

A Modern Collection of Resources 

Losing someone you love or care for deeply can be very painful.  Whilst grief is natural & essential following loss, it is something we are often unprepared for. 

Feelings of grief happen instantaneously but because of the initial endorphins & their numbing effect, grief may intensify in the weeks following the death.  It can feel as though the pain & sadness will never let up. 

 

It is important during the healing process to seek the support of other people. Sharing the loss makes the burden of grief easier to carry.  You may turn to family or friends, faith, a support group or, if your grief feels like it’s too much to bear, a therapist or grief counsellor. 

 

 

Portraits of Grief

Following the loss of her husband, Vaiju provides us with an intimate portrait of her journey through the early stages of her husband's illness & her approach to life today.

 
 

What Others Know & Have to Say

On this page we present some of the best loss & grief resources from around the globe.

In our series, 'Portraits of Grief' customers & community share their personal stories of loss, grieving & facing the changes in their life. 

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Love outlasts the pain, but the journey is tough. Get in touch, tell us & others how you've made it through.

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Portraits of Grief

Karl finds mediation a useful tool in the grief process. Listen to his experiences and how he saw the world change in just one day.

 
 

Dealing with death is a personal & highly individual experience.  Grief cannot be hurried or forced and there is no normal timetable for grieving.  Confronting the loss of a child is also considered one of the most tragic events that can happen within a family. This may mean a particularly intense period of grief.  

 

A Modern Resource By Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner

United by grief & determined to provide a refreshing voice for the dark space cloaked by the shadows grief, these two women started this great resource back in 2013. Click here to enter their wonderful world of Modern Loss: www.modernloss.com

 

Portraits of Grief

Karl’s advice at the coalface of grief is a rich personal description of positivity and triumph. Listen to his message and share with your family or friends.

 
She might come with the mighty title of author, but at the heart of it, Leigh Van Der Horst has the mighty voice of living in loss without a mother & being compelled to share her journey. We feature her book 'without my mum' in our book store below, but  please, also spend time on her website: Leigh v Loves, or join her facebook community page for motherless women. To enter Leigh's forward-thinking world, or link through to her facebook community page, click on the logo image above.

She might come with the mighty title of author, but at the heart of it, Leigh Van Der Horst has the mighty voice of living in loss without a mother & being compelled to share her journey.

We feature her book 'without my mum' in our book store below, but  please, also spend time on her website: Leigh v Loves, or join her facebook community page for motherless women. To enter Leigh's forward-thinking world, or link through to her facebook community page, click on the logo image above.

 
 

People often talk about the 5 stages of grief or even the 7 stages of grief.  However not everyone goes through all of the stages nor in there sequential order.  Sometimes it is easier to think of it more as a ‘roller coaster’, full of ups and downs, highs and lows.

Portraits of Grief

Watch Karl talk about the passage of time & how his relationship with the loss of his brother continued to evolve in respectful & positive ways across his grief journey.

 

Podcast By The Wheeler Centre

Andrew Denton investigates the stories, moral arguments and individuals woven into discussions about why good people are dying bad deaths in Australia - because there is no law to help them.

Click here to link thru & listen: www.wheelercentre.com

Portraits of Grief

At 21, Carmen shares her observation of her family's response to the loss of her Grandmother & the memories she holds onto today.

 
A unique compassionate project, Jamilla McCoy has identified the lack of resources for children who have lost a sibling during pregnancy or soon after birth. Through Seeds for Siblings, Jamilla provides a handmade bag of Sunflower seeds that can be planted in memory of their baby brother or sister. This is a really sweet resource & a tender way to nurture each others spirits. x To order your Sunflower seeds & learn more about Jamilla's project, click on the logo image above.  

A unique compassionate project, Jamilla McCoy has identified the lack of resources for children who have lost a sibling during pregnancy or soon after birth. Through Seeds for Siblings, Jamilla provides a handmade bag of Sunflower seeds that can be planted in memory of their baby brother or sister. This is a really sweet resource & a tender way to nurture each others spirits. x

To order your Sunflower seeds & learn more about Jamilla's project, click on the logo image above.

 

 
 

Portraits of Grief

Karl shares ways to help others approach the topic of your loss. Listen to his important message & share with your family or friends.

 
 
 

Grief & Bereavement Resources

Sometimes they're the unstoppable companion that you can't wait to read again or pass onto a friend, and at other times, let's just face it, they're not. Here we provide a diverse cross section of titles that we've either read, been recommended, or seen reviewed & caught our attention as one of the good ones! We hope you find something useful, shareable & above all, a key companion on the journey to unlocking it all... don't forget to get in touch through the link at the top of this page, we'd love to hear from you & share your stories or recommendations with us & the hundreds of others who visit our site every day.

 
 

Without My Mum

Leigh Van Der Horst

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Grief Works

Julia Samuel

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The Year of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion

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The Rules of Inheritance

Claire Bidwell Smith

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Time To Die

Rodney Syme

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On Grief and Grieving

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, David Kessler

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Healing Your Grieving Heart After Stillbirth

Alan Wolfelt

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Stumbling Stones

Airdre Grant

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A Grief Observed Readers' Edition

C.S. Lewis

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It's OK That You're Not OK

Megan Devine & Mark Nepo

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Without Tim: A Son's Fall to Suicide, A Mother's Rise from Grief

Lisa Schenke

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The Healing Your Grieving Heart Journal for Teens

Alan D. Wolfelt

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Through a Season of Grief

Bill Dunn & Kathy Leonard

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Blue Nights

Joan Didion

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Patrimony

Philip Roth

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After

Nikki Gemmell

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Baby Lost

Hannah Robert

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