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@musiccitypositivity

In a drawer of my desks sits a box holding words left unsaid. ⁣ ⁣ One of the most difficult, complicated, confusing, conflicting, heartbreaking aspects of grief are the unspoken words, unanswered questions, untold secrets, unhealed resentments, unfinished plans, unforgiven hurts. The words that can’t be written in the obituary or spoken in a eulogy. The words that we carry around on our shoulders. The words that crush our chest until we’re gasping for air. The words that strangle our throats. The words that break our backs. The words that are screaming out to be heard, but can’t because their recipient is gone. ⁣ ⁣ No matter how many walks through grief I take with my clients, all roads seem to dead-end in the words left unsaid. ⁣ ⁣ I’m not a big “therapy homework” person, but charting a new map, so that we can get the heck out of that dead end is one that I make mandatory. And 9 times out of 10 this looks like conquering those words left unsaid.⁣ ⁣ Sometimes it’s one word scribbled on a post-it note. Other times, it’s an entire journal without a single page left blank. Sometimes we read them. Sometimes we scream them. Sometimes we whisper them. Sometimes we burn them. Sometimes I tuck them away for safe keeping in that box in that drawer of my desk. ⁣ ⁣ This doesn’t erase the pain or the grief, but it does take that heavy load off our shoulders, that elephant off our chest, and that vice off our neck. ⁣ ⁣ And sometimes THAT’S what we need in order to take the next step forward in our healing. To release those words and truths. To put them down. To hand them over. For someone else to hold them for awhile. And when we’re ready, to set them free. To set US free.⁣ ⁣ If you’re stuck in that words left unsaid dead-end, maybe try handing them over. To a therapist, to a trusted confidant, to a higher power, to the mirror, to the moon, to a pet, whatever suits your heart best. 🖤⁣ ⁣ *If sharing anonymously feels safer, here are two amazing resources to do so:⁣ 🌟 lifedeathwhatever.com/unsaid⁣ 🌟Send a #griefsecret postcard to: ⁣ What’s Your Grief ⁣ 3600 Roland Ave, 3rd floor ⁣ Baltimore, MD 21211

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@banister_advisors

The BIG reveal! Last night we had the distinct pleasure of hosting a booth at ‘The After Party Fundraiser’ celebrating @peoplesmemorialwa . At the Banister Advisors booth we encouraged guests to leave their fingerprints on a ‘community generated’ work of art that will hang with love in PMA’s new location. It was a delight to peel off the stencil as we wrapped up the evening and to see the PMA leaf logo outline emerge, made possible with all those personal contributions. It truly takes a village! Thank you PMA 🍃❤️🍃 @katrinaspade @recomposelife @thegooddeath @studio_saudade @grief.coach @emmapayne70 . . . #banisteradvisors #art #startupjourney #live #life #love #socialwork #deathpositive #medical #diagnosis #resilience #caregivers #caregiversupport #community #leanonme #excellence #creativity #generosity #grace #integrity #oncology #hope #loss #bereavement #grief #family #lifespan

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@yogibabs_yoganorfolk

Sadly my nephew lost his baby daughter yesterday very suddenly. I can’t begin to imagine their pain. It must be unbearable 😭. I am devastated as are the rest of our family. My nephew wanted to put out a message for all of you parents out there. See below. “Most of you are already on the Baby Sensory page where we had to make a truly awful announcement yesterday... Our darling daughter Eliza died suddenly yesterday, from what seems to have been septicaemia brought on by Meningitis. There's been a few bugs going around of late and with Jack and Imogen both having been poorly earlier in the week we made the fatal assumption that her temperature was just the same bug going around the family. She didn't have any of the other classic symptoms for Meningitis (rash, light sensitivity, sore neck/joints) and so we weren't unduly worried... we couldn't have been more wrong... the first time any skin discolouration became visible was as septicaemia was taking hold... by then it was too late... Please... any of you who are parents out there... it is better to be safe than sorry, whilst 99.99% of the time a child spikes a fever, it will just be a viral infection... but... don't trust to luck or play the odds. Fever/lethargy/confusion/light sensitivity/sore neck or joints and of course the rash that doesn't disappear when you roll a glass across the skin... ANY of these symptoms seek medical attention immediately... don't wait for the rash... don't be in our shoes...”. My ❤️ thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time. RIP Eliza Woods. #loss #grief #septicaemia #Meningitis #babies #family #bereavement #love #life #parents #lookforthesigns #illness #daughters #911 #loveandloss #dontwait #intuition #infections #children #toolate #donthesitate #lovedones

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@findyourharbor

Holidays After Loss, Tip #14 — Stay open to the love and healing that is all around you.

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@hunnymunkeysden

Life has a way of letting most of us learn who or exactly what matters the most in time. Don’t forget to appreciate the people who mean the most to you while you still have them here with you! ~ Quote is a favourite from Hap & Leonard ~ * * * * ✨ #appreciatewhatyouhave #appreciatelovedones #death #rebirth #important #love #family #friendships #friendship #livelovelearn #truewealth #loss #bereavement #sadness #joy #time

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@jessieduttonjd

Crappy #shitmas everyone! Just been to the @griefnetwork #shitmas event with my special alien friend @kyla_preston1 - always so grateful to meet other young people who are #intheclub and feel slightly more myself and at home. It's such a relief to be able to talk openly about my #newnormal and share stories about our loved ones who have died. Especially at this tough time of year... I've tried hard this year to make myself face the world of Christmas a bit more.. I even put a wreath on my new front door! Get me! But no matter what I do, the big gapping hole is just as big and the sadness creeps in. Thanks to everyone new I chatted with tonight and to @jackdaverooke for the laughs. Here's to everyone approaching Shitmas with sadness in their hearts - you are not alone 💜 #griefatchristmas #grieivng #grief #grievingatchristmas #loss #bereavement #youarenotalone #stillgrieving #christmas #imissyou #dmc #dsc

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@sweatsparklerepeat

Today marked the 1 year anniversary of losing Pops. A much more difficult day than I expected, not least because I decided to listen to #barbarastreisand duets (Dads favourite ❤) in the car and had to pull over to de-mist my glasses and re-prep my face after a sudden outpouring of liquid from my eyes 😢 but also just walking up to the house and remembering it exactly a year ago, when I arrived at the door with a pre-cooked chicken from Asda because I didn't know what else to bring to the house when Dad died... I know, weirdness on a whole new level. As I walked in the door today, I stood at the foot of the stairs, remembering that a year ago Dad was up there, laid out peacefully in a room for people to go pay their last respects. It was a surreal moment, knowing that he's been gone a whole year. How did that happen? How did we make it through 12 months without that face to greet us, the chats, the laughs, the endless cups of tea, the random Facebook posts, the debates, the roll of the eyes when he disagreed with something and the 'Oh Teen, what have you done now' moments. But today he was back again, in a pretty urn Mum chose to bring him home in. And we were all there to welcome him home. We stood around it, chatted to it, had a peek in it (you have to, right?!), stroked it and cheers'd it. And then, as if by magic, two little white feathers arrived randomly in the kitchen. I'm far from spiritual, but I'm convinced it was him, dropping by to tell us to stop taking the piss out of him in his pot, but most importantly, letting us known that he is safe and well, and he's still watching over us, wherever he might be and wherever we might be ❤ Love you Dad ❤ #ayearagotoday #grief #losingsomeone #loss #griefjourney #griefandloss #grieving #mentalhealth #love #lifeafterloss #death #bereavement #anxiety #support #selfcare #griefsucks #griefawareness #healing

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@gina__harris

Stained glass from the Medieval wing at The Met.  I love how this transports me.  My Maternal Grandmother went to church every Sunday.  My Grandfather drove her.  When I was about five, I asked him if he ever went to church too and he said, “Yes.  Twice every Sunday:  Once to drop her off and once to pick her up.” I miss them. . . . #memories #Mom #Motherlove #grief #griefsupport #griefjourney #griefandloss #griefquotes #grieving #grieving #griefjourney #bereavement #Motherloss #keepingthemalive #parents #lifeafterloss #granddaughter #littlegirl #love #childhood #home #loss #Grandmother #Grandfather #Family #Church #stainedglass #Medieval #TheMet #TheMetropolitanMuseum

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@foreverdesignsbyjessica

Oh my life such a late post I’m so sorry! December is just running away with me 🤯 where are the days going seriously!? - - I’ve feathers coming out my ears. So close to finishing for the year I cannot wait for some time to breathe and reflect 💗 it’s been a fantastic year! And I’ve got so many exciting plans coming up next year 🥰 - - - #wirral #cheshire #wirralbusiness #cheshirebusiness #bereavement #feathers #feathersappearwhenangelsarenear #womensupportingwomen #feathersappearwhenlovedonesarenear #whitefeather #christmastreedecor #christmasdecoration #lovedones #golddecor

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@bethsingleton850

Silver coring beads today.

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@growingintogrief

Day 15 #sadventcalendar: This year grief taught me TO TAKE PHOTOS, and videos and to make recordings, because the people you’re filming could be gone tomorrow, and when they are, you’ll find yourself longing to see/hear them again. I show my daughter videos of her Grandma reading to her; she doesn’t fully understand it yet, but I know that one day, that footage will mean as much to her as it does to me. #christmas #advent #grief #bereavement

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@100days.of.grief

Hi!  My name is Emily and 119 days ago my older brother, Brian, passed away at the tender age of 43 due to complications from cirrhosis. I’m creating this account to help document and process my #grief. As a Westerner it isn’t openly talked about. My hope is that over the next 100 days I can create a space to openly share the highs and lows of working through #siblinggrief. . After Brian passed I tried to find resources about grieving to help me better understand what this process looks like and I found a few things: . The grieving process is *so* individualized. It affects everyone differently and everyone has their own path to take through this underworld journey. The more secularly known “7 stages of grief” seems, to me, to be antiquated and linear. If there’s one thing I can tell you, this process is spiralic - filled with highs and lows; two steps forward and three steps back. . I was fortunate enough to stumble on Megan Divine’s account @refugeingrief early on. She is the author of “It’s Okay That You’re Not Okay” and her resources and posts have been immeasurable. From allowing a space for those that are grieving to share, as well as helpful advice for friends of those grieving. There are so many things that are perfectly normal in grief, such as brain fog, shortened attentions spans, crying over the smallest, random things and we often feel like something is wrong with us because it’s not talked about. . There are even more limited resources when it comes to sibling grief. Losing your sibling is traumatic, even more so when it is an “out of order death.” I had never known or imagined a world that my big brother wasn’t physically in. It brings up big feelings of abandonment, fear of being completely alone eventually, knowing that my parents will pass and sadness that there is no future with him by my side. He is the one person that knows me best, regardless of age difference or time spent apart. We grew up in the same house, in the same town, with the same parents and were thick as thieves. Check out @survivingoursiblings for another support group. . Continued in comments 👇

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@devneen16

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@cemeterywanderings

Day 16 ~ @cemeterywanderings #deathcemberchallenge ~ “Young” River Phoenix was only 23 years young when he died here outside the Viper Room in Los Angeles on Halloween, 31/10/1993. His manner of death should not overshadow the art and energy he brought to the world in his pursuits in music and film and animal activism. He was a rising star of young Hollywood at the time of his death, with boundless talent and possibility. I loved him as a teen and even had a scrap book where I pasted in any article or photo of him I could find! Getting to visit this place and pay my respects was something I had always wanted to do and finally did this year ✨ . . . Join the challenge! A deathly prompt for each day of December - be as literal or interpretive as you like. Tag @cemeterywanderings or use the #deathcemberchallenge hashtag and I will share your pictures via my stories 🌹 . . . #cemeteryphotography #cemetery #grave #tombstonetourist #inmemory #tombstone #graveyard #memorial #cemeterywanderings #tapophile #mementomori #cemeteryhistory #remembrance #dearlydeparted #marble #nofilterneeded #bereavement #cemeterywandering #cemeterybeauty #cemeteryart #cemeteryfinds #cemeteryexplorer #oldcemetery #gonebutnotforgotten #monument #death #riverphoenix

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@sipandtalkuk

Self-care is never a selfish act - it is simply one of the only gifts we can offer ourselves. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires we are able to balance the assault of negative thoughts we experience daily. . . . . . . . . . . #woundedhealer #sipandtalk #sipandtalksessions #supportgroup #mentalhealth #cognitivedistortions #highfunctioningmentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #accountability #depression #anxiety #bereavement #addiction #emotionaltrauma #changeyourperspective #ashestobeauty #liveinyourtruth #metoo #healing #takebackyourpower #explorepage

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@weareletterloveshop

The pressure is on to be joyful at this ‘most wonderful time of the year’. But we know that for some people, this time of year can be really challenging. Whether it’s bereavement, family tensions, money worries or just general overwhelm, it can be hard to keep smiling through it all. ⠀ Look out for your family and friends - and don’t feel like you have to enjoy every minute either 💌⠀ Illustration credit @stacieswift⠀ ⠀ #tistheseason #overwhelming #anxietyinducing #bereavement #conflict

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@chumscharity

A huge thank you to all of the staff & volunteers for organising such a lovely Remembrance Service today. Also a special thank you to the families who attended to remember their loved ones with us. 🎄💜 #christmas #rememberanceservice #santa #elves #bereavement #families #bereavementsupport

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@widowedandyoung

Love is not measured in time or marriage certificates. Love is love. WAY - Widowed and Young supports you, inclusive of your sexual orientation, marriage status, how long you were together... We're the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died and we're here for you. Last week was #NationalGriefAwarenessWeek so we’ve asked our members to help shed light on some common grief myths and misconceptions…. #WidowedandYoung #Widow #Widowed #Bereavement #Grief #Loss #YoungWidow #Support #Help #PeerSupport #BereavementSupport #GriefMyths #GriefFacts #OpenUpToGrief #NGAW #NGAW19

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@littlewhitefeathers_uk

We've had a reflective & emotional afternoon attending Bristol Sands Christmas Service which as a Sands Befriender I'm incredibly proud to be involved in. A wonderful opportunity to come together with other bereaved parents & their families to remember our precious babies, all taken too soon - and to be recognised as Mummy & Daddy to Rufus George 👼 These services are so important to so many, to support & bring comfort during what can be a difficult festive season without your child. Thank you Bristol Sands xx . . . #bristolsands #sandscharity #littlewhitefeathers_uk #babyloss #stillbirth #miscarriage #grief #loss #thinkingofyou #inmemoryof #bereavement #bereavedparents #bereavedmother #bereavedfather #stillamum #stilladad #missingyou #foreverinourhearts

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@lets_talk_about_toby

#adventtoremember : Day 15 🎄 R E D 1) Decorate house 🏠 2) Decorate me 👩🏻 ❤️ We're going away this Christmas so we're not putting a tree up and tbh, I sort of vetoed all decks as it just felt a bit futile. But we're hosting next Saturday, so I "dug deep" this afternoon and put out a few bits. I love Poinsettias, I love candles, I made a fabric wreath last year... ALL THE REDS!! And y'know, that'll do! 🎄🦌🎅🏻❄️☃️🎁🦌🎅🏻❄️☃️🎄 ❤️ I dyed my hair. Something I used to do but stopped when ttc and then throughout pregnancy. It feels bittersweet as I love having red hair but I'd love to have a reason why not to do it more. . . I'm trying Toby. I promise, I really am. It's all about you. ❤️ . . . @thelegacyofleo #grief #bereavement #mybaby #stillborn #pregnancyandinfantloss #stillbirth #stillloved #babyloss #postpartum #babylosscommunity #letstalkabouttoby #imissyou #gonetoosoon #saytheirnames #preeclampsia #hellpsyndrome #thisisgrief #mymotherhood #bereavedmother #stillbornstillloved #stillbirthisstillbirth #emptyarms #postnataldepression #lifeafterstillbirth #brokendreams #angelmumma #poinsettia #christmas

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@hscrawshaw

My dear friend @wyliecharly and I in the Cwmorthin mines on Friday night, for the incredible experience that was #carolsforcallumbycandlelight. Charly came into my life because she too is living her worse nightmare - the death of her son Callum, who would have been 20 years old yesterday. She's the sort of woman who says things like "'I've done very little", when she's mustered the strength of a community to fund raise for the @callum_wylie_foundation, to the sum of over £50k. The community wouldn't have achieved that if they too didn't love and respect her, and of course Bee, Kev, daft dog Rhum and the pooty cats. Plus, now she's got me to want to try caving, even if as the @gobelow helmet dispenser said "my word, you really do have a tiny head!" Fortunately I like wearing children's helmets! #shred4cal #cwmorthinmines #snowdonianationalpark #snowdonia #northwales #caving #grief #bereavement #suicidebereavement #betwsycoed #youngwidow #widowlife

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@juliannahsmith

The run up to Christmas is proving difficult this year. With the 3rd anniversary of Dads passing a week ago, it being our first Christmas without Mum, and being in constant discomfort with my back, I've found myself feeling very emotional. This always makes my thoughts turn to my friends and family and reminds me that everyone faces challenges at this time of year for many different reasons. So my thoughts go out to anyone struggling for any reason, or even if like me you're just feeling a little sad or overwhelmed, I am here for you always. Xx #bereavement #parentloss #oktonotbeok #itsokaynottobeokay #mentalhealth #thereforyou

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@la_cucina_hampden

While you’re stopping by to pick up your gift cards, don’t forget we have half priced apps and the Patriots on the big screen!!! 🏈🏈 • • • • • . #outdoordinning #hampden #craftbeer #craftcocktails #catering #housemade #liveentertainment #cocktails #casualfinedinning #Massachusetts #seasonal #livemusic #supportlocalfarmers #shoplocal #eatlocal #hampdenhouse #lacucina #wine #pizza #creative #inventive #banquet #events #bereavement #babyshower #bridalshower #wedding

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@billiesaccessories

It breaks our heart your not here with us, this should of been your first Christmas 🎄 we don’t feel like celebrating Christmas but we have done this little area just for you our gorgeous darling boy #lonelythischristmaswithoutyoutohold #sands #stillbirth #stillbornstillloved #stillborn #downsyndrome #loveyoutilltheend #bereavement #angelsappearwhenfeathersarenear #christmas

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@findyourharbor

I'm learning to love this way of living, forgiving myself for what I can't fix or change while holding fast to the hope that everything will turn out, if not as I wanted it to, in a way that I can live with. I'm learning to savor those magical days when I hit every stepping stone just right as I cross the river and to trust that on the days I fall into the water, I'll have the strength and the courage to climb back out and begin again.”

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@angelrainbowmum

Today we attended the annual baby remembrance service to honour our precious angel babies who we love & miss everyday. I haven’t been for two years in a row, as we were in hospital having our littlest angel baby Star Aries in 2017 & I wasn’t very well while expecting our very special rainbow twins in 2018. I’m so happy we were able to take the twins to help remember their big brother Dominic Leo & the two littler ones. Also, we were given a lovely hand knitted angel along with a Christmas card as a gift from the church. Thinking about our very special Christmas angels today & always 🙌🏻😘🎅🏻🎄⛄️❄️👼🏻💙👼🏻🌈👼🏻🌟 #happiness #lifequotes #life #love #family #friends #truth #rainbowbabies #twins #christmas #remembrance #stillbirth #miscarriage #babyloss #awareness #bereavement #Iam1in4 #pregnancyloss #InfantLoss #ChildLoss #AngelMummy #AngelDaddy #breakingthesilence

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@thegriefroom

I love this comparison. As someone who lives where snow blankets the ground for roughly half the year, the parallels drawn here are perfect. How much we dread that first snowflake, and more so when they fall in piles so big they drift. We get our shovels and clear them away enough to make our way safely through- but they remain, as does our grief. And, like a snowflake with its unique patterns and edges, no loss is the same. I hope you are all making your way through any storms that blanket your path, knowing that there is sunshine coming. 🌻

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@dianewilsheremedium

Traditions are the stories that families write together! My granddaughters and I have so much fun every year baking cookies. What are some of your family traditions? . . . . #intutive #mastercoach #animalcomunicator #reikimaster #healing #inititivemastercoach #angel #divineintervention #psychicmedium #medium #helpingothers #humankindness #passion #servingspirit #catholic #bereavement #afterlife #familytraditions

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@marklemonofficial

Looking forward to speaking at the Mosaic ‘It’s Complicated’ conference in March. For this conference the focus will be on a child’s view of traumatic grief. Mosaic are a Dorset based charity supporting bereaved children and young people, their families and the professionals working with them. Founded in 2007, Mosaic was created to fill the gap in bereavement provision across the county. Prior to this, support for bereaved children and young people was limited as the only support available was from hospices offering support after the death of someone suffering from a long-term illness. Mosaic support children and young people who have been bereaved of someone special, such as a parent, sibling, friend or a member of their extended family. This includes all causes of death such as long-term illness, sudden death, suicide, murder or road traffic accident. Visit the @mosaicfamilysupport website to purchase your tickets. This is something that I’m hoping to do more of in 2020. #grief #bereavement

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@littleangels_lovethroughloss

I know the loneliness in grieving, the feeling of being alone even though you have friends and family around. Feeling like this only happened to you, I know the feeling of not really knowing what to say to someone who is asking how you are doing. Sometimes all we need is just to talk or to be with someone who knows what we are going though, because that person went through something similar. Support is available through a private group on Facebook for anyone who has lost a baby and want someone to talk to. I remember the support group I first went to in Sweden, it saved my life! It took me out of my fog of feeling like this had only happened to me. If you want to join just please write to me privately and request to join the group. Support is here and we are all there for each other. No one should grief alone! You are not alone ❤️ . . . . . . . . . #pregnancyandinfantloss #support #supportgroup #griefsupport #grief #griefandloss #loss #bereavement #bereavementsupport #bereavedparents #stillborn #stillbornstillloved #sadness #talk #share #shareyourstory #together #togetherness #cometogether #love #picoftheday #quote #global #awareness #raiseawareness #instagood #instalove #followme #foreverloved #mydubai

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@libbiiarmstrong

When You Don't Feel Like Celebrating this holiday season because you're grieving, understand that you are simply on one of the 5 stages of grief. Do not cut your grieving short just to make someone else feel happy or less uncomfortable - feel all the feels. Bottling up your grief will just lead to an inevitable explosion or implosion. 🖤 Know that it is perfectly fine to do whatever will make you feel safe, so go ahead and change up your traditional holiday plans (have the festivities at someone else's house this year), or gracefully decline a holiday party invite (Hallmark and Chill?) 🖤 There's just one thing I want you to do - tell someone. Let someone whom you love and trust know that you're sad, depressed, and grieving. Give them an opportunity to care for you or to at least just check in with you. 🖤 Speaking of giving, I’m gifting you my Good Grief Guide. You can get it in the link in my bio. Please understand that it’s 💯 free, there’s no hidden catch and you won’t be offered a one-time-only upsell either! Because it’s sleazy to profit from someone else’s grief like that. And because I genuinely want to offer you love and support. 🖤 #grief #griefandloss #griefjourney #loveandloss #griefisreal #lossofalovedone #inmemoryof #bereavement #lossofapet #griefsucks #griefrecovery #griefawareness #griefshare #holdingspace #theholidayssuck #itdoesntfeellikexmas #grievingprocess #dontfeellikecelebrating #grievingdaughter #grievingmother #lossofafather #bffloss #lifeafterlife #bahhumbug #depressionawareness #holidayblues #yourenotalone #holdingspace #theuniversehasyourback

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@refugeingrief

'll never forget a stranger telling me, early in my grief, that things “couldn’t possibly be as bad” as my facial expression seemed to say they were, and that I really should smile. Don’t be so sad. • Right. "Embrace the light, man." "Shake off that darkness." "Nothing can be that bad." "Everything will be better with a smile." • How many times grieving people are asked to lie, to match our faces to a socially acceptable smile, rather than wear a face that more closely matches our hearts. • Barbara Ehrenreich calls this the “tyranny of the positive.” I love that. • There’s nothing wrong with smiling when you actually feel like smiling. There’s nothing wrong with looking on the bright side when you feel like looking on the bright side. There’s nothing wrong with finding gratitude, shaking off some darkness, or finding the humor inside something. • There’s nothing wrong with it when you choose it for yourself. When it’s assigned to you, that’s where the problem lies. • That others are uncomfortable with your reality is their problem, not yours. That other people would be more comfortable if you just pretended to be happy and smiling is their problem, not yours. • Your grief is yours. Your life is yours. Do whatever you want with your face. I'm with you. • How about you? How has ‘the tyranny of the positive” shown up in your life? As always, I love your comments. • • #tyrannyofthepositive #megandevine #refugeingrief #itsokthatyourenotok #griefrevolution #griefsupport #griefsucks #brokenheart #griefquotes #griefandloss #bereavement #loss #grieftips #imissyou #mentalhealth #socialwork #cancersucks #fuckcancer #miscarriage #stillborn #pregnancyloss #infantloss #childloss #dementia #chronicpain #chronicillness #spoonie #invisibleillness #depressionhelp #normalizegrief

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@musingsofagrievingwidow

I considered not posting these because they are so fucking hard to look at, but even if I don’t, I’m still ultra aware of what was going on this time last year. Josh was in a nursing home where he received horribly inadequate care, and I pulled him out of there after only one week. On December 15, 2018, which was a Saturday, my friend @thiscriplife and I brought him dinner, and she dressed up like Chewbacca to cheer him up. He was actually doing pretty good at this point; of course, I honestly never lost hope until about a week before he passed away. I had seen him pull through things that I thought he would never come back from, so a part of me wanted to believe he was invincible. Sadly, I was wrong, but he certainly put up one hell of a fight. #widow #widowhood #cancerwidow #fuckcancer #bereavement #grief #griefsucks #griefjourney #depression #PTSD #anxietydisorder #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #poweringthrough #keepmovingforward #strongerthanithink #lonelybutnotalone #loveyoualways #missyou #chewbacca #wookie #musingsofagrievingwidow #thewayoutisthrough

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@rishi_tyns

TYNS It's not about perfection, it's about continuous improvement. It's the striving to perfection but knowing you must keep improving Some may see this video and think, thats basic. Yeah maybe it is. What you dont see are two things 1. This is the end of a session so I'm hanging out 2. The start of the journey and progress made . . My point 👣 You see what your eyes see. It's a snapshot. Judging others based on what you see is ignorant. There's a journey that's been taken and you'll not know the hurdles and challenges one may have undertaken. Be kind. I don't usually post my training stuff but worth a share with the above message. Second session after 10 weeks. Brushing up on some technicalities 👣 Tag us and show us how you’re taking your next step. Use #tyns365 If you’re struggling to take the next step, get in touch via message or link in bio 👣 #positiveenergy #muscle #family #podcast #resilience #love #happy #happiness #mind #instagood #gratitude #emotionalstrength #strength #innerhappiness #habits #success #takeyournextstep #tyns365 #mindset #coach #loveyourself #youmatter #bereavement #bereavementsupport #growth #findyourself #lifeisworthliving #strongmen #wearyourheartonyoursleeve

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@marian_keyes

Today is the first anniversary of Daddy Keyes's leaving us and I was under strict instructions from Old Vumman to 'look respectable' for the church. I was tolt: A) No PARKA! Wear a proper 'topcoat!' B) Wear a dress! But NOT the dress I wore to his funeral in case the cousins "Think you've only the wan!" C) Bring a neat handbag NOT a rucksack! D) Make sure I've money for the collection E) Wear nice shoes, not clompy boots! ...so I managed A, B and C. Sadly not E, because i need solid, stout boots that i can depend on, especially when i feel wobbly. Its been a strange week, reliving everything that happened this time last year. I feel constantly low-level queasy and EXHAUSTED. All I want to do is be in bed reading Mills&Boons. But I'm grand. It's just strange, not knowing where Dad is. Wherever he is, I hope that he's no longer anxious (he was a chronic worrier, mad for a bit of catastrophising, god love him.) And that he's watching rugby (he ADORED rugby) I wish I could end this post with something wise, but I've nothing at the minute, so I'm going back to bed to read The Sicilian's Mistress (or something similar-sounding 😊) And on I'll go, because that's what we do... . . . #grief #bereavement

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@thegriefgang

And what a beautiful day that will be...✨ I can and can’t wait for that day. But there’s a whole lot of living to do in my life before we meet again mumma...☁️💛 My opening line will definitely be “fucking hell mum, you’re in for a story here”🤣 Till that special day, I love you always. I’ll look for you in the stars...🌟 Big love, Amber xxx #Grief #GriefAwareness #youngbereaved #bereavement

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@jellosomello

The Grotto, the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, is Roman Catholic ministry of the Order of Friar Servants of Mary. The 62-acre shrine is located in the city of Portland, Oregon, USA. Mission: The Grotto offers a sanctuary of peace, prayer and natural beauty for all people. In our journey to healing, I found that the pilgrimage my family took to The Grotto, had greatly assuage our feeling of loss and grief over @hyperrr_yyf passing. #healingabrokenheart #pilgrimage #the grotto #portlandoregon #hyperrredge #faith #bereavement #travel

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@i_am_jnicole

Episode 18 Available Tomorrow @8am Grieving The Living Pt.2 Link in bio to subscribe.

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@fitnesscolorado

Holiday time is a time for joy!!Unfortunately, it can also trigger sadness for those of us who have recently lost a loved one. Grief is a unique process that only individuals who have experienced can understand. I find spending difficult moments with my Dog Winnie to bring me happiness. There’s a reason they are called man’s best friend!!🐶 . . . #grief #loss #griefsupport #griefjourney #griefandloss #griefquotes #grieving #stillbirth #babyloss #miscarriage #mentalhealth #love #childloss #depression #stillborn #lifeafterloss #death #bereavement #anxiety #support #babylossawareness #infantloss #selfcare #griefsucks #griefawareness #pregnancyloss #healing #griefwork #bereavedmother #christmas🎄

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@somersetsuicidebereavement

⭐️ REMINDER ⭐️ Yeovil Surgery on Monday 16th December! Despite the change of location, the format for this Surgery is exactly the same as it always has been. 😁 What will be there if I go...? 🤔 We understand you may be anxious about attending an event or just curious as to what will be there... When you arrive, you will be warmly welcomed, this person will establish the help and support you need. There will be someone providing information on other services in the area which may be of help to you, this is what we call signposting. There will be information on suicide bereavement and prevention as well as one of our Peer Support Groups between 3pm - 5pm. There is also the opportunity for some 1:1 support but we ask that you contact us in advance to book a session. As always, any questions at all then please get in touch. 📲 #yeovil #somerset #bereavement #bereaved #bereavedbysuicide #suicidebereavement #grief #grieving #suicidegrief #loss #lifeafterloss #support #griefsupport #peersupport #onetoonesupport #onetoone #surgery #community #supportinthecommunity #welcome #help #getintouch #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #selflove #careinthecommunity

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@passages.life

Never forget the ones who gave you so much to remember. Create a FREE Passage for your loved one at the link in our bio and remember them always.

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@snowdrops_and_teardrops

#adventtoremember Day 15 ✨ This morning we brought some festive blooms to Percy's memorial plaque 🎄 It's so peaceful @portchester_memorial_gardens a beautiful space to sit and think about our little boy ♥️ We also donated some toys to @wave105radio #cashforkids toy appeal Happy Sunday everyone ☺️ #adventtoremember #adventforpercy #percytheodoredeane #flowers #love #bereavement #grief #weekend #portchestermemorialgardens #sunday #toydonation #wave105cashforkids #wave105missionchristmas #christmas #december

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@newhousenotes

Six years ago today I was doing what most people do on a Sunday afternoon, a couple of weeks before Christmas. I started wrapping up some presents, then went out for a few drinks with some friends who had just got back from their honeymoon. And then, just before I went to bed, I got the call that everyone dreads. The most shocking news that would take a lifetime to sink in. My brother, a 26-year-old dad to a two-year-old boy, had been hit by a car while walking home from his work Christmas party. He was killed instantly. We all know that life can change anytime, without warning. That one minute you can be getting on with “normal” life, doing “normal” things, until something happens in a moment that changes life forever. But you never really think it will happen to you. Six years on, we have found a new kind of normal. Today I find myself again wrapping up a few presents and trying to prepare for Christmas. I have learned many lessons from the tragedy and the challenges of the time in between, but one of them is just how much I appreciate “normal” things. To be able to see Christmas lights, spend time with family, wrap presents, go for a drink, watch TV. All these simple pleasures of life that we are so lucky to experience, that were so cruelly taken away from my brother, much too soon. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in creating a perfect, extraordinary Christmas. There is much joy to be had in festive days out, good food and presents under the tree. But don’t worry if things go a bit wrong, if your house doesn’t look perfect and your recipes don’t work out. A normal, uneventful Christmas with your family and friends is something very special indeed.

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@sipandtalkuk

Theres no time frame to healing, however we encourage you to show up for yourself and keep showing up for yourself. You didnt ask to be a victim of the things that are mentally affecting you but you need to make that power decision to no longer let it take control of you. People can assist us along our healing journey but ultimately it's up to us to do the work. Take each step at a time, one foot in front of the other. Set goals... Turn the invisible to visible ✨✨ - Credit to @jstlbby . . . . . . . . . . . . #woundedhealer #sipandtalk #sipandtalksessions #supportgroup #mentalhealth #cognitivedistortions #highfunctioningmentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #accountability #depression #anxiety #bereavement #addiction #emotionaltrauma #changeyourperspective #ashestobeauty #liveinyourtruth #metoo #healing #takebackyourpower #explorepage #goals #selfcare #selfawareness

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@delving_within

SUPPORTING SOMEONE GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME AT CHRISTMAS Some simple tips - 1. Let them know you are there to listen, don't interject just nod occasionally 2. Give them space to feel how they are feeling 3. Remember there is no right way to grieve or to journey through a difficult time 4. We always want to fix things for others, sometimes it's just about allowing people to feel heard 5. Going through something difficult or grieving can involve going through extreme emotions or behaviours 6. Don't just offer help, DO IT 7. Send the thoughtful text, card, flowers or meal 8. Don't stop someone crying, crying is a form of releasing pent up emotions #delvingwithin #mindfulnessforwomen #mindfulnessireland #mindfulnessdublin #meditationdublin #meditationireland #wellbeingcoach #meditationteacher #mindfulnesscoach #iinspire #irishmammy #mindfulnessformums #mindfulnessformothers #griefawareness #griefsucks #grievingprocess #motherlessdaughters #griefquotes #selfhelpquotes #mindfulnessquotes #supportingfriends #showkindness #presencenotpresents #mindfulthinking #bereavement #seperation #griefjourney

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@uk__events

Don’t forget to register

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@nyyogalifemag

Love this message via @refugeingrief, especially in the holiday season ❤️ . . Looking for ways to help a grieving friend? Let them be sad. Sadness is a natural response to loss and to hardship and to death. It just is. And it’s so hard to know what to do when your friends are hurting. The thing is, you can’t cheer someone up by telling them to look on the bright side, or by giving them advice. It just doesn’t work. • The trick is to lean into your helplessness in the face of your friend’s pain. Your job, honestly, is to feel awkward and stay there anyway. Just hang right out with their pain. • When things are dark, it's OK to be dark. Not every corner needs the bright light of encouragement. Good things and horrible things occupy the same space; they don't cancel each other out. • Instead, mirror their reality back to them. When they say, "This sucks," say, "Yes, it does." It's amazing how much that helps. • This is part of our guide to the "Care & Feeding of Your Grieving Person." Visit this link in our profile to view the entire comic. • • #megandevine #refugeingrief #itsokthatyourenotok #griefrevolution #griefsupport #grief #griefandloss #bereavement #mentalhealth #healthcare #fuckcancer #miscarriage #stillborn #pregnancyloss #infantloss #childloss #chronicpain #chronicillness #spoonie #invisibleillness #chronicillnesswarrior #depressionhelp #howtohelp #normalizegrief

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@raindropcards

#helpingothersheal 🕊💌

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@the_resilience_treecounselling

Sometimes it's the small things....I came across this beautiful and calming art sculpture during a wonderful walk at Stowe last weekend. A gentle reminder of the important role that creative activities can play in selfcare and promoting emotional wellbeing. #selfcaresunday #selfgrowth #selfcare #creativephotography #arttherapy #emotionalresilience #emotionalhealth #resilience #creativity #selflove #mentalhealthawareness #emotionalsupport #wellbeing #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #depressionawareness #calming #asd #adhd #bereavement #griefcounselling #addictionrecovery #berkhamsted #chesham #tring #chesham #hertfordshire #buckinghamshire #counselling #therapy #theresiliencetreecounselling

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@shaylercounselling

Feelings of grief and loss can sometimes pop up unexpectedly, whether triggered by what's going on in the wider world, the time of year, or just something seemingly random. Try and make space for what you're feeling and reach out to friends. Do something to look after yourself whether that's something pampering or that helps you process your feelings like writing, creating or exercising. It's all so individual, so listen to what you need. . If you're finding it hard to figure out what helps you, then maybe counselling might be an option for you. I offer individual counselling as well as groups - I'll be running a special 8-week group on grief and loss in the new year. Get in touch to find out more. . . #grief #loss #bereavement #heartbreak #christmas #winter #selfcare #wellbeing #sad #depression #counselling #talking #psychotherapy #therapygroup #muswellhill #northlondon

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@jaychattelle

There are times all I can do is cry, Taken on my son Jayce’s 7th birthday. The best thing to do when you are hurting, be around people you love. That don’t judge you. That brings you happiness. #whoisjaychattelle #bereavement #mylove #snowfall

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@sellmystuffjersey

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@i_am_jnicole

Thank you to everyone that came out and showed love and support at my Birthday Book Release Mixer. I was reminded how blessed I am. My support system is super strong. I feel like I can take on the world, with Gods strength and all of your love #thegriefbully movement is going to impact the masses. I will never forget being hesitant about talking about grief so damn much but I couldn’t shake the nudge on my spirit. I’m glad I couldn’t ignore it. I want for my people what I want for myself. #letsbullygrieftogether Shoutout to @sfxstudiosnj for the dope venue. 🤞🏽 and hospitality. #myguys jnicolejones.com

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@thegoodgriefproject

Extract from a review of 'A Love That Never Dies' by Dr Kathryn Mannix (author of 'With the End in Mind'). Photo by Jimmy Edmonds, father of Joshua, co-founder of The Good Grief Project. A charity for bereaved parents, dedicated to understanding grief as a creative and active process while exploring a new 'language' for grief. @drkathrynmannix #linkinbio #continuing bonds #bereavement #film #documentary #creative #bereavedparents #parents #loss #death #living #hope #grief #creativityeveryday #couplesquotes #loveneverdiesfilm #personaljourney #griefwork #courage #creative #loveneverdiesfilm #personaljourney #courage #activegrief #fundraising #retreat #griefquotes #adayinthelifewithgrief #griefjourney

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@navigating_grief

Oh dearest Odille. I haven't known you for very long (5 years) or as well as many others do. The news of your passing came as a shock. Immediately, what came to mind was ”may my life count for others too.” • My heart breaks for her husband, family and friends. R.I.P dearest Odille. @odille_monk You will be missed by many. ❤️😥 • #navigatinggrief #griefsupport #grief #loss #bereavement #Journingthroughgrief #unfamiliarjourney #newnormal #lifeforeveraltered

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@devneen16

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