Grieving is a universal process everyone experiences in their life – it is an inevitable part of being human. While at the same time we may each navigate it very differently. We invite you to really listen to yourself, find safe places, people and processes where you can allow yourself to experience your grief and.or draw support. The goal is not to feel better, “not feel”, but to know what you are experiencing is important and worthy of the space, time and care.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller

We all struggle in this journey of loss – be it a very concrete and final relational loss like death, or a more ongoing loss like chronic pain, trauma, health issues or a big situational loss, like divorce, loss of job, or retiring. These are just a few of the many losses we may experience. Sometimes we also experience loss in the face of “good” events – the loss of social freedom when getting married, becoming a parents or starting a new job/school.

Whatever the change and loss may be, we often lose a sense of orientation, direction, and stability. Reorienting takes time, energy, patience and hope. Sometimes it can feel like too much, as if we’ll drown in it. Take your time. Rest. Find Support. Keep going. Slowly allow yourself to connect back to life in ways that fit for you. Your grief feelings will be part of that journey, but eventually you will find more moments of inspired living too. Listen to the C2 podcast where Dr. Elizabeth Frei and Dr. Patricia Vriesendorp discuss grief, and loss.

Here are different resources that could help on the journey. Others that you recomend? Let us know info@c2gether.ch

Podcasts:

Breathing Wind: by Nalia Francis and Sarah Davis: Join them “for warm, introspective conversations for grievers and anyone supporting them. You might find out that we are essentially a hug in podcast form.”
Anderson Cooper interviewing Stephan Colbert: Discussing grief and loss within their families.
– Both prominent men discuss the impact of early death of their fathers and brothers, and later death of their mothers.
Grief Uncesored: Grief Math, Grief Dreams & Using Imagination to Cope w/ Zane Landin.
– Young, lively 20 somethings’s discuss openly their own difficulties of loss and others response to them.

Other Pod cast options here.

Fiction Books:
One Moment, One Morning – Sarah Rayner
Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
Foster – Claire Keegan
Before the Coffee Gets Cold – Toshikazu Kawaguchi
How it Feels to Float – Helen Fox

Non-Fiction Books:
The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
Notes on Grief – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Milk & Honey – Rupi Kaur (Poetry)
A hundred Falling Veils – Reosemary Wahtola Trommer – Website with a poem for every day
The Salt Path – Raynor Winn

Books for Working with Grief:

The Wild Edge of Sorrow – Francis Weller
A Healing Space – Matt Licata
Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief – Joanne Cacciatore