I talk about the impact of the pandemic on our grief journey. I share a secondary loss due to the accident.
I talk about Behavioral Activation to treat depressing. I'm revealing one of my projects; The Joey!
I talk about some of the ignorance in regards to grief and provide a concrete example. I share the top 23 common myths about grief and ask for your thoughts about the myths (through a little poll!).
There are many creative and meaningful ways to keep the memory of loved ones alive. In this post, I share 20 commemorative gestures anyone can make with pictures!
I started a course on grief. The course is called Writing Your Grief. Every day, we receive an email with a writing prompt encouraging us to explore an aspect of our grievance. Today is Day # 3.
It’s important to continue commemorating a loved one's several times a year. Here are a few reasons why.
Studies have shown that writing or talking about our difficulties has a positive impact on our health and immune system. Being vulnerable isn't a weakness, but rather shows some emotional maturity.
I talk about 2 empathetic people who are wholeheartedly with us, by keeping the roadside monument and photo visible. In this post, I'm also sharing a poem that I wrote last spring.
In this post, I talk about the differences between sympathy, empathy and compassion, and their definitions with concrete examples. I share my perspective on how to be more empathetic and compassionate. For some people, they will be empathetic but not necessarily compassionate. Others still will show their support by being compassionate even if they are not necessarily empathetic.
In this post, I share my journey of my complicated grief and how it was for the few months after the accident. I explain what is complicated grief (definition) and how it is to be a grieving mother.
2020 represents the first year without our child. We have no memory with Zackaël in 2020. I share how my heart ached at Christmas and the little things I did to cope with my sorrow and honour my son.
It is important to keep talking about our children who died. Friends and relatives mistakenly believe that it is best to avoid mentioning the deceased child in the presence of the bereaved parent. The worst thing to do is ignore that they existed, and ignore their grief and loss.
I draw my broken heart, a heart of a grieving mother after child loss. I explain how Love and Sorrow Collide, how difficult it is to look at pictures and videos of my son.
Carl talks about the first time he went to the accident site (accident with moose) on the 323 near Namur and Notre-Dame-de-la-paix. He and his friends installed the roadside memorial in honour of Zackaël.