A new grief model: 5 steps to HEALING from grief

 

So what does it actually take to heal from grief?  What do you have to do to get there?

Here is my answer: A new grief model: 5 steps to HEALING from grief

Much love,

Kristie

xx

Loneliness in grief

by Kristie West April 30, 2016
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Loneliness in grief     People say grief is lonely. It certainly can be. If you isolate yourself, or focus on the people who aren’t ‘there for you’ instead of those who are, then you might feel lonely. If you expect others to understand exactly how you feel or to feel exactly the same…which they […]

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Question everything

by Kristie West April 25, 2016
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Question everything     There is a conversation I had…gosh probably a year or two ago now…that has played on my mind ever since. Someone was telling me about a child they know who was being taught by their parent to ask questions, particularly of teachers.  They were encouraged not to just blindly accept authority […]

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Becoming happy again after someone you love has died

by Kristie West April 23, 2016
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Becoming happy again after someone you love has died – guest post by Josephine Payge   It struck me just the other day that I was really happy! Now that might not sound exceptional in any way but in fact for me it is. When I was in the pain of grief I can remember […]

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Planning a funeral service yourself

by Kristie West April 18, 2016
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Planning a funeral service yourself   When my Nana died a few weeks ago we had a small intimate family funeral service for her. And I ran the service, beginning to end. I’ve done a whole bunch of funeral speeches before but this is my first time running a complete service. Trying to write a funeral […]

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Social expectations of grief….and why I haven’t shared a recent death in my life with you

by Kristie West March 31, 2016
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Social expectations of grief….and why I haven’t shared a recent death in my life with you   Social expectations around grief and death – what you should feel…what you shouldn’t feel…what is ok to admit to – are so damn powerful.  They’ve stopped me from sharing a recent death in my life. A couple of […]

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The timing of death – Guest blog by Josephine Payge

by Kristie West March 14, 2016
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 The timing of death – Guest blog by Josephine Payge The other day I was reminded of how lots of people feel about the timing of a death. It was when a friend mentioned that she had lost any trust that she would be taken care of now that she had been diagnosed with a rare […]

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Talking to babies about death

by Kristie West March 9, 2016

  A few days ago I had my first proper chat to Kaia about death. I know she’s only 8 months old, but I figure which birthday is it when we suddenly start talking to them about important topics? About stuff that matters?  Which day in their life do we suddenly decide they can understand […]

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What can grief stir up in you?

by Kristie West March 1, 2016
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What can grief stir up in you? In a word – anything. In 3 words – anything and everything. You are not made up of a bunch of  separate compartments that do not touch or affect one another. Everything flows into one. Something that affects one part of your life can affect every part of […]

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The secrets we keep (that keep us from healing from grief)

by Kristie West February 25, 2016
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The secrets we keep (that keep us from healing from grief) A barrier to truly and completely healing from grief after a death is to lump everything painful in to a ball, call it ‘grief’ (I’ve even seen it described as a single emotion)and never try to look into it to see what it is […]

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Introducing Josephine Payge – the first G.R.I.E.F. Guide!

by Kristie West February 16, 2016
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Introducing Josephine Payge – the first G.R.I.E.F. Guide! I’ve mentioned Josephine a heap of times but this is the first time I’ve properly introduced her. I thought it’d be good to share a bit about her with you. For you to meet her. Josephine Payge is the very first fully trained and certified G.R.I.E.F. Guide! […]

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