Grief in the time of Corona Virus 2020 Pandemic

Photo by The Rev. Alicia Randolph. Used with permission 2019.

Easter Morn 4/12/2020

Dear friends,

As I spend another morning crying for the lives lost, I share this interview and listen again. I’m crying and no one close to me has died yet. I cry for the changes in our world that needs caring touch. I hope you will talk about your own grief in this time of global vulnerability.

If nothing else, take the time to listen to the information shared about grief.

Love, Robin

Brene Brown interviews David Kessler

“Grief must be witnessed.”
“The difference between heaven and hell is taking care of each other.”
Brene Brown Interview with Kessler

 

 

 

Grief and Covid 19

The Best Things to Say to Someone in Grief

1. I am so sorry for your loss.
2. I wish I had the right words, just know I care.
3. I don’t know how you feel, but I am here to help in any way I can.
4. You and your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers.
5. My favorite memory of your loved one is…
6. I am always just a phone call away
7. Give a hug instead of saying something
8. We all need help at times like this, I am here for you
9. I am usually up early or late, if you need anything
10. Saying nothing, just be with the person

The Worst Things to Say to Someone in Grief

1. At least she lived a long life, many people die young
2. He is in a better place
3. She brought this on herself
4. There is a reason for everything
5. Aren’t you over him yet, he has been dead for awhile now
6. You can have another child still
7. She was such a good person God wanted her to be with him
8. I know how you feel
9. She did what she came here to do and it was her time to go
10. Be strong

Remembering the Love, Releasing the Pain video

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