Welcome to The Grieving Heart
For Hope and Support After Loss
In Memory of My Parents
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that
which has been your delight.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
created The Grieving Heart® for anyone who has lost a loved one. Grief is personal and no one experiences it the same
way. I try to address difficult topics with compassion and honesty. Because of my own loss, some of the material focuses on
the death of parents. I also use the pronoun 'we' because it is a warmer way to write. The only grief I know, however, is
I have read that when parents die we lose the past, but when children die we lose the future. I do not
write about the death of children on this site because I do not have children. Please visit the links below for grief support
after the death of a child:
Despite the influence of the grief industry, your solace may not be in a book, at a support
group, with a therapist, or on the Internet. The popular stages, phases, steps, tasks and touchstones of grief and grieving
are not right for everyone. Use them if they help. Disregard them if they do not. Your heart will tell you what you need,
or don't need, to grieve the death of your loved one. Whatever works, works.
This is a big site and the information can be overwhelming at first, especially if your
grief is new. The easiest way to get acquainted with its contents is to begin on the next page: What will I find here?
Because we are all part of the human family, something here may ring true with you and help ease the way,
if only for a moment. Take what is yours to take from The Grieving Heart® and know that I wish you unexpected comfort
through all the seasons of your grief.
Peace to you,
I find a page or link that used to be here?
Over the last nine years, The Grieving Heart® meandered
into many topics and lost its purpose. I have deleted 38 pages to bring it back to the original focus of grief and helping
grievers. I will continue to support, honor and remember veterans because it is the least I can do for those who have given
Web addresses come and go and I cannot guarantee the accuracy, safety or longevity of third-party (external) sites.
Finding and fixing broken links is a massive time consumer, so I have deleted many outside sources. The ones that remain will
be checked on a regular basis. I will no longer add links unless they are related to grief, helping grievers, pet loss, or
support for our active duty service members and veterans.
I hope that my renewed attention to grief information will make The Grieving Heart® a better experience and comfort for you.
Thank you for visiting. CJ
A Note to Visitors:
I read and
respond to grief email at the end of each month when I update this site. If you need a more timely response, please visit
a well moderated grief healing discussion group. It is free to use and requires registration to participate. I am not part of this group, but certified
grief counselors are there to help, support and comfort grievers and those who love them. Because the
counselors lost funding for the site, they are grateful for voluntary donations.
Why no links to Facebook and other social media? Click here for the answer.
and individual mending is, the time required for healing
cannot be measured against any fixed calendar. Mary Jane Moffat
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