Sunday Round Up – Dealing with Grief

Our weekly round up of stories and articles about coping with loss, dealing with grief, mourning over the death of loved ones, and celebrating life culled from various corners of the web. For previously featured grieving-related news and stories, check out our EF Roundup Section.

Getting Grief Right

By: Patrick O’Malley, The New York Times

Getting Grief Right

“Six months after her baby’s death she remained in deep despair. She was exhausted from acting better than she felt around co-workers, friends and family. As is so often the case, she had diagnosed her condition as being “stuck” in grief, believing that a stubborn depression was preventing her from achieving acceptance and closure.”

Celebrating hope alongside demonstrations of grief, anger and healing

By: Ed Taylor, The Seattle Times

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“Holidays get commercialized and misconstrued and so, too, does Martin Luther King Jr. Day. While there will be commercials and mattress deals in his name, there will also be candid and heartfelt speeches, marches, protests and sermons. I anticipate celebrations of hope alongside demonstrations of sadness, grief, anger and, hopefully, some grace and healing. Many celebrations and protests will happen on streets and boulevards named after him.”

Yoga: A Treatment for Grief?

By: Anna Medaris Miller, US News

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“The premise of it is, in our society, we really push death under the rug — we’re terrified to talk about it,” says Saloma, whose workshops include journaling, guided meditation and poses aimed at opening the heart and hips. “Yoga allows us to be present with it, and I believe that being present with it allows us to live a fuller, more awakened life.”

Acts of kindness: Just being there can help someone in time of grief

By: Kelly de la Rocha, The Daily Gazette

“From my kitchen window Monday morning, I watched my neighbor walk slowly down her driveway to get her newspaper, knowing she would find her wife’s obituary inside. Her partner of 25 years had lost a battle with cancer, and it tore my heart apart to think about it. I wanted to do something to help take away her pain, but it’s so hard to know what to do.”

This Week’s Featured Footprints

Martin Luther King Jr.

Everlasting Footprint Martin Luther King Jr

Aaliyah 

Everlasting Footprint Aaliyah

If there are any stories about mourning, loss, tributes, or coping with death you think we should feature, leave us a comment below or tweet us @EFootprint!

 

About Tiffany Qua

Social Media Manager Tiffany Qua, MA, specializes in content strategy, digital marketing, and social media campaigns. A graduate of Columbia University and John Hopkins University, Tiffany and her husband live in NYC.

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