What Grief Brings

Guest posby by Jan McDaniel It’s easy to see many of the things grief brings into a life: sorrow, confusion, loneliness, longing, change. Sometimes even trauma and fear. Perhaps wisdom, increased compassion. But there is more. Loss brings us, ultimately, a new...

Getting Out of the Loop

Guest post by Jan McDaniel There is a terrible “loop” of thoughts that can trap people who are grieving. It can be an overwhelming process, painful and difficult to get out of. It starts with questions like “Why did this happen?” and...

What DO I Do Now?

Guest post by Jan McDaniel This article first appeared April 2019: mindfulnessandgrief.com/what-do-i-do-now/. After my husband died, I was not even sure I existed anymore. We had been married for thirty-three years, and my identity was tied closely to his. After some...