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Finding Answers to the Impossible Questions of Grief

Yesterday I was sitting with a friend enjoying coffee at a local Starbucks.  She was sharing about an upcoming Pregnancy and Infant Loss event she is planning for October, which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  I was excited to be participating and happy...

How to Build Your Resiliency Muscle as You Grieve

Today I want to share some of my journey with you and give you tips on how to build resiliency as you grieve.  Grieving the loss of my infant son gave me the opportunity to learn firsthand about resiliency.  It’s given me practice in building it, and taught me how I...

A Prayer of Knowing by Catherine McNulty

I’ve found serving others to be an instrumental part of my healing.  As I continue to heal from my own losses, I help facilitate monthly support group meetings for those dealing with miscarriage and infant loss in the San Diego area.  I was reminded yesterday that I...

Finding Strength Through Your Grief

No pain, no gain.  It’s a popular phrase we’ve all said at one time in our lives.  We usually use the phrase in relation to the pain we inflict on ourselves when we embark on a new exercise regimen.  We may want to lose weight, get stronger, go faster and be more...

Feeling Vulnerable is NOT a Sign of Weakness

As I grieved, the things that were the most unsettling were the loss of certainty and the inability to feel grounded and secure.   I know now that this is common as part of the grieving process. Prior to entering the NICU where my infant son lay, fighting for his...

Grief is temporary – you won’t feel like this forever

Grief won’t last forever As I began my grief journey, I was convinced that the pain I was feeling in my gut, the depression and anxiety that clouded my head, and the feeling of being unsettled was my new reality.  I couldn’t remember what happiness felt like and I...

Finding Gratitude Through the Pain

One afternoon, while I was working, my husband Jim came into my office.  Seeing him I quickly said, “Hey, I’m glad you are here, I want to show you something.”  He sat down in a chair, and immediately said “I just can’t right now.”  He put his head in his hands and...

Unrealistic Expectations Cause Us Pain

Why do we let our expectations rule our lives?  The moment I found out I was pregnant, the expectations began.  I fabricated the ideal scenario of what was “supposed” to happen with my pregnancy and my baby’s life.  It went something like this…. I have an easy,...

Grief and the Resurrection this Easter Sunday

Today is MY Easter Sunday.  Easter Sunday celebrates the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  Every year, my six siblings and I celebrated with Easter Eggs, chocolate bunnies, crosses made of white chocolate, (my personal favorite) and on Easter morning, we piled...

Grief – Five Strategies to Help You Heal

The day I lost my infant son, the path my life was on changed forever.  My son was gone, taken from me without notice.  Life wasn’t what I expected it to be and I didn’t know where to turn.  I was experiencing deep grief.  A couple of months later, I remember sitting...

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