What Not to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

There may come a time in your life when someone close to you experiences a loss, and you will find yourself in a position where you want to comfort them. This is a natural emotion, and kudos to you for wanting to be there and offer support.

However, when trying to comfort someone who is raw with pain, one can quite easily offend, hurt, and possibly make a situation worse by failing to be a good supporter.

How? Well I’m glad you asked.

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Sunflower

As you know, I associate sunflowers with Nif. I was listening to Spotify, and this song came on. Too good not to share.

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Queen of the Night

Recently, Volvo put out a new car commercial, and every time I see it, I think of Nif. More

Respect for Aretha Franklin

The iconic Aretha Franklin passed away today

One of her most icon songs was Respect, which has always held a special place in my heart due to how much it remind me of Jen.

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Starbucks Messed Up My Name

I have been going to the same Starbucks for over 8 years now. And like many Starbucks, the friendly barista asks for your name to write on the cup. Today, the most serendipitous mistake happened.

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Partying In Mexico

The other night I had a really absurd dream. In my dream, Jen never died, but rather, was partying in Mexico for almost eight years and finally came back home.

 

*This is where I dreamed Nif was partying for eight years…

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The Holidays, Grief, and You

I’ve blogged about it before, but I think it is important to discuss again. The holidays can be a very difficult time for anyone, especially those who may be grieving. This being my 7th Christmas without Jen, I feel like I may have some advice that I can share with anyone (and everyone) who may be having some sadness in their hearts this (and any) holiday season.

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