Learn some helpful tools for dealing with grief even when it seems out of order or controversial.
In this episode I talk about things I’ve learned from my guests over the past two years about dealing with grief during the COVID pandemic. I share clips from two special episodes and lots of resources to help with grief, particularly “disenfranchised” grief that seems to be occurring frequently in our polarized, angry, judgmental society. Let’s all work on our own grief and show more lovingkindness to others who are grieving right now too!
This episode includes:
- What is “disenfranchised” grief
- Why many grieving family members are currently struggling to find support for their pain
- How a community ritual like the AIDS Memorial Quilt can help with collective grief
- Tips for coping with disenfranchised grief
- How to have a daily grief practice that helps you acknowledge grief as an ever-present part of life
- Read books:
- Listen to music:
- Play games:
- Watch a film: Speaking Grief by Lindsay Whissel Fenton
- Try the Grief Refuge App
- Feel all of your emotions and learn to embody them (Oceana Sawyer)
- Study your dreams (Joshua Black)
- Write about your grief (Shelley Buck and Kathy Curtis, Megan Devine, Shelby Forsythia, Bruce Sterling)
- Find a community:
- Create rituals:
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