All about anger: The good, the bad and the coping

All about anger: The good, the bad and the coping

From a slight feeling of irritation to extreme frustration and physical aggression, we’ve all felt anger on some level. And for many, angry feelings are normal in the wake of losing a loved one. Anger is well-known as one of the often espoused five stages of grief –...
Myth versus reality: Understanding the nature of grief

Myth versus reality: Understanding the nature of grief

There’s nothing quite like grief. It’s complicated. It can be messy. And we each experience it in our own way. Every one of us will experience grief during our life. But even though grief is universal, we don’t talk about it. We don’t share our experiences. Perhaps...
Self care in grief: The myth of keeping busy

Self care in grief: The myth of keeping busy

If you’ve experienced a loss, it’s more than likely that someone at some point has advised you to “keep busy”. Have you tried it? Did it work? Or was busyness merely a distraction? The idea that keeping busy will fix your broken heart or help you recover more quickly...