Welcome to The Grieving Heart
For Hope and Support After Loss
In Memory of My Parents
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that
which has been your delight.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
I created The Grieving Heart® for anyone who has lost a loved one. Grief
is personal and no one experiences it the same way. I try to address difficult topics with compassion and honesty. Because
of my own loss, some of the material focuses on the death of parents. I also use the pronoun 'we' because it is a warmer way
to write. The only grief I know, however, is my own.
I have read that when parents die we lose the past, but when
children die we lose the future. I do not write about the death of children on this site because I do not have children. Please
visit the links below for grief support after the death of a child:
Despite the influence of the grief industry, your solace may not be in a book, at a support
group, with a therapist, or on the Internet. The popular stages, phases, steps, tasks and touchstones of grief and grieving
are not right for everyone. Use them if they help. Disregard them if they do not. Your heart will tell you what you need,
or don't need, to grieve the death of your loved one. Whatever works, works.
This is a big site and the information can be overwhelming at first, especially if your
grief is new. The easiest way to get acquainted with its contents is to begin on the next page: What will I find here?
Because we are all part of the human family, something here may ring true with you and help ease the way,
if only for a moment. Take what is yours to take from The Grieving Heart® and know that I wish you unexpected comfort
through all the seasons of your grief.
Peace to you,