Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.

~ Chinese Proverb ~

Posts related to grief

The paradox of pain is how it emphasises happiness.

Death And Dealing With It

December 16th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 42 secs

Why is grief vital to your happiness?

What is the relationship between grief and happiness?

“Don’t talk about death on a happy site. You can’t do that. Everyone wants a positive pep talk instead about why they should be happy”. I’m glad I don’t believe in that. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you experience hidden grief?

Everyday Grief

May 10th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 22 secs

Is there good and bad grief?

Is there good and bad grief?

Grief is a common phenomenon. When paired to death and major loss it’s observable. But what isn’t obvious is the everyday grief that people keep under wraps. Read the rest of this entry »

Why do people often handle their grief in secret?

Secret Grief

September 9th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 46 secs

What is secret grief?

Happy on the outside. Dying on the inside. That’s the story of secret grief. You may have experienced it too. Or, perhaps, you are going through it right now. Read the rest of this entry »

Who says grief over the loss of a pet is anything less?

Pets and Grief

May 21st, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 49 secs

The passing of pets is never easy.

Have you ever lost a pet? We did, yesterday. We said goodbye to Ms Chook, our clever pet hen, who lost her battle with paralysis.  So, we’re feeling sad. As one of our much loved menagerie, we will miss her head-cocked, sharp-eyed, feathery presence. Though she was just a little hen, she was our Ms Chook; a pet who made her mark on the garden, and always said thanks with eggs. So a little bit of grief is spilling over at home and the sadness we’re feeling feels raw. Read the rest of this entry »