SelfCare Hamper: Grief
It is an indescribable wave of feeling when we lose someone we love. The death of a loved one is one of those things that doesn't seem to make sense for a long while; or even forever. On such occurrence, most of us want to be left alone, to grieve, to cry, to resolve and to make peace with it. It is fine and totally normal. When bad stuff happens, it always demands to be felt. However, we find that there is a comfort in the realisation that you are not alone in it; this is the solace music offers: a shared experience. We have selected songs, put together in a playlist, as comfort for the grieving process. It is our hope that it hurt less and lesser with each day.
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SUGGESTIONS FOR THE PROCESS
- Write about it: in your jornal, in letters to loved ones.
- Give yourself enough time to grieve each day.
- Talk to someone who is willing to LISTEN.
- Celebrate the good things and moments about their life
- Engage in a therapeutic hobby
- Take walks
LITERATURE + READINGS
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
- Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways we Grieve, Sandra Gilbert
- The Death of Ivan Illyich, Leo Tolstoy
- A Grief Observed, C.S Lewis
- Final Payments, Mary Gordon
- The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing, Kevin Young
- Poems of Mourning (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
- Matthew 5:4
- Isaiah 41:10
- The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander
- Looking for Alaska, John Green
- A Widow's Story, Joyce Carol Oates
- Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed
VIDEOS + HELPLINKS
- Coping with death, the grieving process
- Understanting grief video series
- This link has everything in one
- Communicating Grief to a child
- Abraham Lincoln on living with loss
- Navigating loss and grief, Zen Master: Seung Sahn
- Read Einstein on grief
- Charles Dickens on grief and healing a mourning heart
- Cry heart, but never break: An illustrative meditation on loss
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