How to hack your feelings after a loss

Emotions can get in the way or get you on the way. -Mavis Mazhura   The emotions we experience from painful or too much pleasurable events can sometimes leave us in a confused state, in the aftermath that we cannot remain in the situation that had caused these feelings in the first place. Someone falls […]

HOW TO COMFORT SOMEONE WHO’S GRIEVING

how to comfort someone who's grieving

When someone you know is experiencing some difficult moments of griefs, it can be quite tempting to go the preacher’s route with sermons such as the “”10 steps to take during a loss, “you’ve cried enough, it’s time to move on..”” It sounds good. But it’s not for this time. And definitely not during a […]

WHEN SHOULD I STOP GRIEVING?

grief counselling

“We lost him during the time we had needed him the most. It was a week to my wedding. He was the only child of his own parents. So the nearest older relative in the family were his own cousins, who were also seen as our uncles. Dad’s death was the worst of all. We […]

HOW TO GRIEVE WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN

stages of grief

Some of the things that causes us to grieve happen more suddenly than expected, making it difficult to know how to handle our emotions in the aftermath of such event. In cases where our loved ones are involved, even if they had been sick for a long time prior to their death, losing them at […]

WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN?

why do bad things happen

“My younger brother and I were raised by our grandma. I never really knew my grandpa because grandma said he had died when I was just six years old. My mom died while giving birth to my younger brother, three years after having me.  I’ve only faint memories about her. Even those were the ones […]

It was okay to grief…

If you have had to visit someone who just lost a loved one, you would agree with me that it can sometimes be an awkward situation; not just for the mourner but also the sympathizer. How else do you explain being in that moment when you don’t really know what to say or how to […]