Brief hours after my soulmate died, I was ranting and raving and weeping in my house, trying to comprehend the enormity of what had just happened to my life. I remembered a website that a neighbour gave me, and I sat down to it because I really, really needed to have a voice speak to me. This short, powerful video gave me hope. Hope. She gave voice to my anguish, confusion, piercing grief - at two thirty in the morning. I think I watched it a dozen times, and really - it got me through the night - that filament of hope.
The video gave a voice to my anguish and gave me Hope.
Grief Stories Site User
Grief remains the taboo topic in our culture. We seem to be able to speak about any other topic but when it comes to grief, mourning and the expressions of such, silence becomes the norm. It is my professional opinion, Grief Stories is a huge step in not only addressing the silence but also giving people a practical, helpful and encouraging place to go to explore their own journey as well as listen to the hearts of others.
Dr. L. Keith Taylor
Director, Genesis Bereavement Resource Centre
I am so grateful to have been a part of Grief Stories as it has helped me so much in dealing with my mother’s death. I was so unsure of how I would feel about speaking about my grief regarding my mother’s death because we had a difficult relationship and I actually felt some relief when my mother passed and part of me felt shame for feeling that way. I feel that the experience has helped me to resolve many negative feelings I had towards my mother and has helped me to feel compassion and understanding of my mother’s experiences in her life which were not always easy.
Grief Stories participant
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Donna M. Harris
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