My Grief Care

The Grief Brief-Issue 1

Widow Grief Support

We are continually on the lookout for great resources and helpful information for your grief journey. We cannot vouch for each one of these resources and do not receive any compensation for sharing them. We encourage you to see if any seem right for you.  Please share this with a friend. :)Anne-Marie & Ron

Hello , We hope that with the variety of things we share in this newsletter, you will be able to find something to support your grieving journey.  Remember, this is not a journey to take along.  Support is vital and takes effort to find so we hope this will make it a bit easier.

 EVENTS: 
A Candid Discussion About Living with Loss, One Day at a Time-This is a webinar hosted by our friend, Rachel Kodanaz. From her site: “Have you experienced a loss? Register today to learn more about daily lessons and thought-provoking ideas that provide hope, optimism, introspection, and self-discovery. 

Camp Erin-(Ages 6-17) Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a transformational weekend camp that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, free of charge for all families.

 Camp Widow- (July 14-16, 2023 San Diego,CA) This is for anyone who has lost a partner. We are excited to be speaking at it! 

The Next Chapter Healing Retreat for Widows– 
(Aug.4-7, Nov. 3-6, Orange, CA) This is our powerful program that we do with only 4 widows.  It’s an incredible time of hope and healing and is perfect if you are overwhelmed or stuck in your grief.  You want to get better but have no idea what to do. Check out the details and testimonials at the link above or schedule a clarity call to see if this is a good fit for you here. 

CONTENT YOU MIGHT LIKE: 

Underst
anding Grief 

Great article from the New York Times explaining what grief is and isn’t and how we don’t get over it or move on, we move forward – in time.

 Climbing the Grief Mount Everest– 
 This is an article by Gary Roe that we think many can relate to. 

 7 Signs You’re Not Dealing With Grief Video

 Coping 
with Grief 10 Day ChallengeThis is from What’s Your Grief.  Many of their courses cost but this one is free! 

Mindfulne
ss and Grief Free Meditation- We love Heather Stang and this is one of her free meditations for grief and loss. From her website “Meditation for grief does not change what has happened, but it can help you care for yourself with the compassion you deserve. It can also help you with a variety of symptoms associated with the grieving process, and help you feel more in control. No matter where you are on your grief journey, meditation is a healing practice that can help you.” 

The Brain Fog of Grief
 Our latest blog and we also have a video on it which is our most popular YouTube video. 

 MOTHER’S DAY GRIEF
 Mother’s Day can be a tough time for many. Having a plan for how you want to approach this time can really help. Have realistic expectations and be gracious to yourself. There are some great ideas and words of comfort in the articles below. Grieving the Loss of a Mother on Mother’s Day A Mother’s Day Letter to Grieving Moms How to Handle Mother’s Day After Losing a Child Our blog on how to help a friend who is hurting from loss on Mother’s Day.  

JUST FOR WIDOWERS-There is a lot out there for widows, but not much for widowers.  We love this organization, Men’s Grief Network. They are all about connecting men in grief. They have a podcast and private Facebook group  

LOSS BY SUICIDE We recognize how loss by suicide adds a whole other layer to your grief.  Here is some poetry written by survivors.Remember that we have a whole video series on Grief and Suicide on MyGriefCare.com

QUESTIONS GRIEVING CHRISTIANS ASK
– We just completed this new video series. 

WHAT ARE YOUR GRIEF QUESTIONS?
Submit your grief question here and we will do our best to address it on one of our Grief Talk videos.  

Your pain is real.  So is hope & healing!  Hang in there dear friend. Warmly,

Anne-Marie & Ron Schedule a widow retreat clarity call here Schedule a consult call for private grief counseling or grief orientation www.mygriefcare.comwww.griefandtraumahealing.com 

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