Basic Grief Information

Peeling the Onion: A Simple Primer on Grief

Doug Manning describes grief as being a lot like peeling an onion… “It comes off one layer at a time and you cry a lot.” The more people I see who are grieving the more I see how much we resemble that remark. Grief really is as individual as a fingerprint, and it is not something you “get over.” It is a journey you must make, a process that has to be done. You can try to go around it, but eventually we have to go through it...

The First 24 Hours of Grief

When we face the loss of a loved one, we feel lost and alone. No matter how many loved ones we have around us, how supportive they are, nor how many times we have been down this road, we feel a loss that seems surreal.We might wonder if this is just a bad dream. It is for such a nightmare that I write this. Thus, we have the subtitle, Information You Really Don’t Want. I hope this may help guide you during a time when you don’t know what to do next...