8 Things to Remember When Someone You Love is Grieving

In our youth obsessed culture we don’t talk much about death even though it is something 100% of us face.  Many of us die in hospitals or nursing homes, removed from view.  Even the word “death” is sanitized.  Instead of saying someone has died, we say that person has “passed away” or “departed.”  As a result of our avoidance and discomfort with the subject, we are often profoundly unprepared to aid people we love when they are grieving the death of a loved one. Here are some things to keep in mind. (more…)