From the Journal | Jo’s Blog

Jo shares her own personal journey of grief, along with educational and inspiring pieces to help others on their journey.

After sharing a post on social media recently about my grief journey, a woman admonished me, and it took me by surprise.   It had nothing to do with the content I was sharing, rather she had seen the accompanying...
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Coronavirus and the first set of restrictions got me good this year.

Initially I thought I’d cope okay, after all, I’m no stranger to having life tipped on its head. I mean when your husband dies and you’ve already dealt with emotional, mental, and financial instability, I kind of thought I had Coronavirus in the bag!

How wrong I was!

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In the 1960’s, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a book and identified five stages of grief. You might have heard of them, but if not, they are as follows – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But I am going to call...
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It is so hard to know what to do for someone going through a hard time. A friend text me last week telling me the husband of a friend had died. Immediately I was transported back to the early days...
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