6 Ways To Use Music When You’re Mourning

There are a number of healthy and helpful ways to process loss and grief. Traditional avenues might look like support groups, counseling, or journaling.  There are also less expected ways to grieve, which are equally valid– like expressing yourself through creative projects, tuning into a heart-warming podcast, or using music as a tool for our…

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10 Grief Podcasts To Tune Into

When going through something as life-changing as loss, it can be helpful to remain open to all available resources to help find the comfort, community, and validation needed to move through your grief and toward healing.  You might look to a support group, a creative project, a good book, a trusted friend, a counselor, or…

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8 Creative Ways To Process Your Grief

There are many different ways to process grief. While there are plenty of conventional and traditional coping mechanisms, there is no one “right” way, and you can use whatever feels right for you and your journey. Whether you consider yourself a particularly “creative” person or not, you may find that processing your grief through a…

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Feeling Isolated and Disenfranchised Inside LGBTQIA+ Grief

Losing someone we love is always a difficult and painful experience. To ease our pain and find a path through grief, we observe various rituals and practices that are often seen as an expected part of mourning. Meaningful quotes or scriptures can be comforting, as are loved ones’ expressions of sympathy. Yet, for some communities,…

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Experiencing Grief When Your Child Comes Out As Trans

When your child trusts you with the information that they are a transgender person, you may experience a lot of conflicting emotions at once, especially if you don’t have other “out” trans people in your life and the transgender landscape is new to you. As you sort through various emotions and immediate reactions, you may…

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Collective Healing Through Understanding And Compassion

When a community experiences losses together, we call it “collective grief.” And we can move through collective grief together when we lean on each other for support. With the ongoing pandemic, climate crisis, and a recent increase in suicides and mass shootings, that “community experiencing loss” includes just about everyone in the world. This unity…

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How World Events Can Contribute To Individual Grief

Although we tend to think of “grief” as an isolated response to a single event, it may be more accurate to say that it’s a constant thread that weaves through the fabric of our lives.  There are seasons of life where the thread is more noticeable, such as after the death of a loved one. Yet…

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The Experience of Collective Grief

Lately, the act of turning on a T.V., opening a newspaper, or scrolling through a newsfeed has been stressful at best and day-ruining at worst. It seems like every day, we’re faced with more and more bad news that can sometimes result in feelings of sadness and hopelessness, causing a near-constant state of collective grief.…

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Coping With The Loss Of Your Best Friend

What happens when your best friend dies? Just like any other loss, the loss of your best friend is one that demands to be felt.You have to hold space for it, allow yourself to experience it, and move through the grief in the ways that feel right to you. Though all of that is the…

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