Former educator Devany LeDrew writes about grief outreach.
It's a new year. A fresh start begins. People concentrate and focus on how they will improve their physical, emotional, mental, and social health.
When you are grieving, a new year marks more time without your loved one. I urge you to carry your lost with you into the new year by making a promise to yourself in their honor.
What will you do this year to commit to your grief journey?
Perhaps you feel stuck in your pain or at least plateaued.
Do you assume that everyone else has "moved on" and you are the only one still remembering your loved one?
Did you have an idea about how to honor them that you never followed through with completely?
Or maybe this year is the time to dedicate to self care. If you take care of yourself on the outside you can further increase your healing on the inside.
I am committing to The Beauty of the Bereaved.
I am hoping you will join me to come together as a community to support each other as we deeply miss someone from our lives.
For me, it's our infant daughter who has left the largest hole in my heart.
I will regularly present grief work prompts here this year in the hopes that you will answer them.
You can answer in the comments, on your own blog, in a paper journal, in therapy, or just in your head on your commute to work.
I will be answering the prompts myself over at my family's personal blog Still Playing School.
You can ask your spouse or a friend to join you or you can keep this private (though I do hope you'll at least share with us here).
If you feel comfortable, please tell us your grief resolution in the comments or simply type that you will join us in our grief journey together in 2015.
Happy New Year. May this year be the one where we breathe new life back into their memories.
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