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Grief Intelligence: A Primer

on September 17, 2013

Vic's Final Journey


For the past 25 years, I have worked with thousands of grievers. I have sat with widows and widowers, the young and the old. I have offered tissues to bereaved parents in their inconsolable grief. I have normalized, educated, listened to and championed those grievers who, through tremendous pain, still engaged with life.

In the decades since my book Transcending Loss was published, the grieving process has not changed. As I interact with grievers from around the world, I am reminded of the universality of grief. And though each person has their own journey, still they share many common experiences.

Yet, still, I see and hear so much misinformation and confusion around grief. Principally, this comes from the widely-held myths that grief should be easy, that grief should be short, that grief has closure, that people should get on with their lives unchanged and that ongoing connection with the deceased…

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14 responses to “Grief Intelligence: A Primer

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    What an enlightening post, Julie.

    So well written.

    Thanks for reblogging this article and sharing it with us (your followers).

  2. FlaHam says:

    Julie, This is very important, I reblogged it as well. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Take care, Bill

  3. Lynda says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Julie. These are truths that we all need to know. xo

  4. mimijk says:

    Very powerful…and so true..

  5. niasunset says:

    Thank you dear, it was so nice. Love, nia

  6. Thanks for sharing Jules 🙂

  7. dcwisdom says:

    That was very much worth sharing. Excellent and on target. Thanks, Julie.

  8. Excellent and important reblog, Julie.

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