GRIEF LOSS RECOVERY
Hope and Health
Through Creative Grieving


"If you're going through
hell, keep going."

~ Sir Winston Churchill

"If you're going through
hell, keep going."

~ Sir Winston Churchill


Grief loss...

So the unthinkable has happened to you! A special loved one has been torn from your life by tragedy, and you are heartbroken. I am so very sorry for your loss, and wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Welcome, my friend, to our grief loss recovery website. You have come to the right place for straight answers, practical advice... and hope.

You are in the midst of one of the most painful and trying experiences that a human can possibly endure. No one can know the depths of your pain, and we know that you will never forget this terrible tragedy. Memories of your departed loved one will never leave you, nor should they. 

Hope for the future... 

I think it may help you to know that grief is a process, a long journey of acceptance and healing. And you can get through it, and come back in time to a happy and productive life. I know it is hard for you to believe right now, but you must hold onto hope, and keep in the back of your mind that things will eventually get better. 

You are not alone in this. You probably feel quite overwhelmed and bewildered right now, sort of like you were picked up and placed on a different planet! This grief thing is a surreal new world of uncharted territory for you, and no one gave you a roadmap, did they?

About our website...

My name is Jennie, and I am the editor and webmaster for "Recover From Grief". I am a Registered Nurse with many years practice as an  ICU nurse. I have helped and comforted many traumatized families as they began their grief loss experiences. 

This website evolved as a result of my interest in and advanced study of grief theory and interventions, with eventual certification as a grief counselor. I too have seen my own share of personal tragedy, and I looked for easier ways to cope with my own grief. Thus was born our site concept of "healing through creative grieving". 

There is no "right way" or "wrong way" to grieve... but there are ways to make the whole ordeal more bearable and find successful closure. Grief loss recovery is a long and painful process, but there will be brighter days ahead for you, I promise. Let us help you find them.

WHAT IS CREATIVE GRIEVING?

Grief loss...

Mental health care professionals agree that one of the most helpful ways to work through mourning is to express your grief, and not hold it in. And your most effective and creative expressions of grief may differ from the next persons.

We present in our website a variety of creative mourning techniques; talking, writing, creating art, music or poetry, or memorializing are all good ways to express your bereavement. Explore our site to find the expressive techniques that feel "just right" for you.   

HOW TO USE THIS WEBSITE


Grief loss...

Most of the grief websites out there today are one of two types: either a "memorial" website, to post a tribute to your beloved (which we will also provide), or "informational", which provide  good material, but in "textbook" or "article" format. Neither of these sites gives you a clear, practical plan for dealing with the stresses and uncertainty of grief loss. 

We strive to fill that void with this website. Recover-from-grief.com is all about you... your pain and your grief and sorrow. It is designed as a stand-alone workshop. You can pick and choose topics to explore, or progress through the site in the order of the navigation bars on the left. Subjects have been organized in a logical manner, building upon the pages before it. 

We are a young website, but already provide all of these great resources:

My hope is that you will come to our website often, and tell other grieving friends and family members about it. And our biggest wish is that you get to the point where you don't need us anymore. Then "pay it forward" by recommending "recover-from-grief.com" to someone else who needs it more.

Curious about this website? Read more About Us here.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Recover-from-grief.com, is not meant to be a "quick fix" or shortcut through grief and sorrow. That is not advisable or healthy. It's a place for you to come when you feel the need. Here you will find many comforting ideas and creative techniques to help you cope and recover from grief loss.

  • Visit often... see what others have added to your grief or memorial pages.
  • Read the stories of grief and sorrow posted by other mourners, so you won't feel so all alone.
  • Find out if an alarming new symptom you are experiencing is "normal".
  • Pick out a unique and special way to memorialize your lost beloved. 
  • Find a strong book or comfort item to help you through the dark times.


As long as you are moving, changing, creating, expressing, doing something; your grief and sorrow will proceed in a healthy manner.

***By the way, we chose the dove as our site logo because it is the universal symbol for peace... and that's what we hope to help you eventually find.


Once again, our profound sympathy to you in your loss. Ready to begin? 
We suggest you start with "YOUR PAIN".

     "The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step"
                ~ Chinese Proverb




CHANGE IS COMING...
     To Recover-From-Grief.com.


We are going to transition soon from these "Yourspace" blog pages to a true Forum. You will have the ability to not only post about your loss and leave comments on other's posts; the new improved Forum will also include chat rooms and private messaging!

A chat room is where multiple guests can all discuss or comment on the same subject, in real-time! (Kinda like an online written "conference call").

Private messaging will be great for those of you who have requested contact information about other guests (which we were not allowed to give out). If you feel a "connection" to someone else in the forum, you can send private messages back and forth, if both of you agree to it.

The new improved "participation" section of this website will be called The Grief Club. Not only will you have access to the bright new Grief Forum, membership in the Club will bring you access to a bi-monthly grief e-zine/newsletter ("Just Breathe"), great discounts on other grief resources, and of course the popular Pearls from the Forums.

Why did we do this?

The Yourspace pages are always very active; however, it is also a prime target for multiple spammers and "spellcasters" from around the globe. And boy are they sneaky! They make posts that appear normal, but somewhere lower in the post, they would slip in their spammy messages. We spend literally hours each day carefully combing through every post to weed them out.

A sign-in Forum should eliminate the problem. We also believe it will be a better experience for YOU in many ways.

So watch for The Grief Club, coming soon. There will be no cost for lifetime membership initially, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as membership opens up.

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from our visitors
 

"Thank you so much for this wonderful site. Initially I looked for answers explaining the completely helpless, mindless and distraught feelings. Writing helped vent those feelings. Responding to others also helped a great deal."      ~HH
 


"Jennie, I just wanted to say what a fantastic website you have created. I was surfing the web the other night looking for wording to place on my fathers headstone and came across your site. Instead of continuing to search for wording, I was pulled into reading the stories online and then entered my own loss. It was a blessing, you have given me an opportunity to voice what's been in my head for so long and unable to say to anyone. Thank you again and I wish you all the very best." 

~Koula (Sydney, Australia)


"This is a beautiful website. Thank you for creating it."

 ~Rosary (Georgia)


"Just a huge thank you. I lost my mum about 9 months ago, and was having a real weepy when I came across your site. Your website is fantastic and I know it has helped millions of people and will continue to help so many more. It really has given me an insight into directing my grief into a positive manner. I will return to tell Mum's story when I feel ready to do so. Thanks again, it is as if the whole website was set out for just me, it's brilliant.
Kind regards"   

 ~Liz (UK)


"God bless you for creating this web site. I cannot thank you enough. I found this at a time when I most needed it."      

~Kama (Arizona)


"It is so therapeutic to talk about such a sensitive subject and I'm very grateful to you for having a site that addresses the needs of so many. So comforting to know you're not alone. The saying is what helps the healing. Thanks for allowing me to participate."         

~ Pam E.


"I stumbled across your website a few days ago, and I cannot tell you how helpful and supportive I've found it. I visit your site just about every day, whenever I feel like everything is starting to overwhelm me. It always has a calming effect that has been a huge help to me. Just wanted to say you're doing a wonderful thing here, and thank you."
  
 ~Joseph(California)