Are all types of grief the same?

by Kristie West November 29, 2019

Are all types of grief the same? It’s a very common assumption that all types of grief are kinda the same i.e. that the grief of death and the grief of a relationship ending and the grief of the end of a career, etc, are all just different degrees of the same thing.  And therefore […]

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Helping others when you think they’ve been in grief long enough

by Kristie West November 25, 2019

Helping others when you think they’ve been in grief long enough   This is a question that comes up quite a bit: how can you help someone grieving? At what point do you intervene to point them in a healing direction? And (if you want to get really honest) when will they stop all this […]

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Does healing your grief mean you just have no emotion about it anymore? i.e. will you be a sociopath?

by Kristie West October 24, 2019

Does healing your grief mean you just have no emotion about it anymore? i.e. will you be a sociopath?   The concept of completely healing from grief can seem totally far-fetched. I totally get it. Even if it’s something to feel you are drawn to and that you definitely want….it can be very difficult to […]

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Check out my recent interview on death and grief

by Kristie West October 13, 2019

Check out my recent interview on death and grief This is the first interview I’ve done in quite a while, and I really enjoyed chatting with Avni about life, death, and grief. You can listen to the full episode for free here. View this post on Instagram The only inevitable thing is that we will all […]

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Death is inevitable. But lifelong grief shouldn’t be.

by Kristie West September 25, 2019

Death is inevitable. But lifelong grief shouldn’t be.   (This is an excerpt from the book I’m currently writing). There is one thing that now seems completely common sense to me when I think about people’s grief after a death. You see, death is inevitable. It will happen to us, no matter what, and it will happen to […]

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What are your triggers for ‘missing’?

by Kristie West September 19, 2019

What are your triggers for ‘missing’?   Missing is a common experience people expect to have after someone they love has died, as part of their grief.  And as part of your healing process you also need to be able to unpick and transform these feelings too. And sometimes what you experience as missing isn’t […]

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But how can there be beauty in THAT death? How could THAT person ever completely heal from their grief?

by Kristie West September 12, 2019

But how can there be beauty in THAT death? How could THAT person ever  completely heal there grief?   Often when I talk about healing from grief completely and totally, or about the beauty, meaning, and purpose that is there waiting to be found in every death, people will ask me about certain situations that seem […]

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What would it REALLY have been like if they were still here?

by Kristie West September 3, 2019

What would it REALLY have been like if they were still here?   On your grief healing journey, there are many pieces to starting to see the true picture of their death. To find the meaning and beauty in it that you can’t currently see (and through which you’ll completely heal your grief for good). […]

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Grief is not an emotion, it’s an experience.

by Kristie West August 25, 2019

Grief is not an emotion, it’s an experience.   (This is a passage from the book I’m writing. It’s from the chapter on why the heck everyone is still stuck in grief). I don’t like the way people traditionally talk about grief. The meaning is all wrong. Firstly it is spoken about as if it […]

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You need to think about death

by Kristie West August 19, 2019

You need to think about death Yes, you.  You really do. Check out my video below about why. And if you’re interested in the Death Cafes I mention you’ll find details here: A map of worldwide Death Cafes and upcoming Death Cafes. Get thee to a Death Cafe! Seriously.   Kristie xx

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