Best selections from Grief Healing’s X feed this week:

From the loss of my daughter and countless hundreds of families I’ve helped over the years, I mapped out eight guidelines for how to go on after a devastating loss called “The Eight Honorings.” As outlined in my book, How We Go On, each of these honorings speaks to the answerable and unanswerable questions that Meghan’s parents are asking. The Love That Never Dies « Psychology Today

People who have lost a loved one sometimes experience grief dreams. They can offer closure, questions, and more. But what do they mean and how can you use them to process your grief? Grief Dreams – And how to process them into healing « LAist

I’m moved by the profusion of suicide memoirs, even as I feel panicked at rising suicide numbers. These books take the opposite approach to the cold silence that often falls over a suicide—they pour words into the wound. Grief Memoirs Are for the Living « Electric Lit

These flashes of heightened emotions are going to come back at critical moments of my existence because I had an expected future with my father of what my life was going to be like. At my prom, high school graduation and my 18th birthday, I expected to have both my parents there with me. “When that future goes awry, we will, at various moments and milestones throughout our life, need to mourn that future that didn’t happen,” Zettel-Watson said. Grief is not a linear experience « Daily Titan

McInerny learned that she needed to be explicit about her needs and her loneliness, instead of glossing it over and pretending to be happy. “Now, in my household, there’s one [curse] word, and that’s ‘fine,’” she said. “You don’t need to alchemize your sorrow into something shiny and palatable for other people.” A Funny Woman’s Guide to Grieving « Tufts Now

“One of my recent problems has to to do with a book I’m reading, consisting mainly of writings and ‘lectures’ by a man who claims to be an actual avatar, a real embodiment of God Itself, and whose claims of how things really are, and how a continuing life might be for anyone, are very, very close to what I already believed to be the most logical and sensible way things probably worked. BUT, a few of the things he says have also been not only different, but quite frightening, at least to me.” Take Care in Seeking Comfort and Support in Grief « Grief Healing
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