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Unless you’ve been through it, you can’t understand it. It’s that simple.

Grief is not something you understand from a distance.

Learn from a fellow traveler’s down-to-earth approach to healing. STUNNED by Grief is realistic and revealing. You’ll discover what to expect. And you’ll find tools and tips to remap your life. 






When you’re devastated by loss, what good is a journal?


This journal will help you cut through the pain that isolates and freezes you—and get to the heart of what really matters.

Writing about your loss is one of the most important things you can do. It’s key to tapping into your grief, working through it, and releasing what’s buried deep inside.




A Sampling of Blog Posts – click on ‘Blog’ tab above to see more …

If you’re going through grief, this blog is all about you.  Our goal is to focus on your questions, concerns, struggles, triumphs, and the countless issues you face.

We hope you’ll feel at home here!

We extend a warm welcome to you …

When the ‘U’ Word Is Missing, Grievers Suffer

Judy : August 15, 2017 8:20 pm : Coping with Grief, Decisions and choices, How to help grievers, Needs of grievers, Stunned by Grief

Letter U against gray textured backgroundGrief is messy and confusing.  It’s all-consuming.  And it’s unlike anything else you’ve been through.  Here’s where the ‘U’ word comes in.  When the ‘U’ word is missing grievers suffer, and their loved ones do, too. more »


Reject the ‘J’ Word that Devastates Grievers

Judy : July 28, 2017 5:29 pm : Coping with Grief, Effects of Grief, Emotions, How to help grievers, Stunned by Grief

young woman crying_hands covering faceThe ‘J’ word that devastates grievers is something you probably would not intentionally do.  But you might unconsciously allow it to sneak in and influence what you think, do, or say.  more »


The ‘O’ Word that Hits Grievers—and What to Do about It

Judy : October 3, 2016 1:10 pm : Adjustments, Attitude, Changes, Coping with Grief, Decisions and choices, Effects of Grief, Emotions, How to help grievers, Stunned by Grief

lines of pencils, check boxes beside each, heart in middle

This one should be pretty easy to figure out.  The ‘O’ word that hits grievers is a common reaction to grief.  more »

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