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Exercise? No Way, Grief Stole My Energy!

Exercise?  No way, grief stole my energy! You’ve lost someone close to you and grief has taken over your life.  Your thoughts are jumbled. Your concentration is gone and your energy level is less than 50% of what you used to have.  You’ve always exercised regularly,...

How Grief Can Make You a Better Leader

If you are a leader, the last thing on your mind is how the grief process can make you a better leader. When someone you love dies, you are more likely to worry about how much time you’ll need to take off and how that time off will affect your team.   It makes sense...

Three Signs Your Employee is Suffering from Grief

Three Signs your Employee is Suffering from Grief   If you are a boss and manage employees, an employee grieving the loss of someone they love will absolutely impact every area of our lives, including their work. After my son’s funeral, I stayed home for a week before...

How to Heal from Grief

How to Heal from Grief Today I know that the purpose of my life is to help others heal from grief.   I know the struggle, the pain and the deep grief I endured was designed to mold me into who I needed to be to best serve others who are hurting from their own grief....

Grief as Christmas Comes to an End

The Christmas season is coming to an end.  Our Christmas trees are leaving our living rooms, the twinkly lights leave the houses along our streets, and family and friends return to their busy lives.  The daily events begin to slow and we are finally able to sit...

How to Look at Grief Differently

Imagine yourself standing in a park in the center of a city.  There are hundreds of people around you, walking and talking and going about their day.   I grab a bullhorn and I shout as loud as I can “WE ARE LOOKING AT GRIEF COMPLETELY WRONG!”  I want to shout it...

Cracked Open by the Death of Those We Love

Each Sunday, I am excited to take my little boy to church to teach him about God and Jesus and to be thankful for all we have.  I love the community we experience as each person says good morning to us on our way into mass.  I am delighted by the way my son’s face...

I Don’t Want to be a Victim to My Grief

Grief INSPIRED was created to bring meaning to my personal experience of suffering and pain and as a way to channel that pain to help others who are experiencing their own grief. At Grief INSPIRED, I believe that as we share our grief, our pain, and our suffering with others we heal. We give others permission to share their story and heal as well. We are not alone in our grief. We can do more than just survive grief. We are a community of humans, experiencing the human condition, connected through our pain and stronger because of our love.

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...

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