Recent finds on the internet

Our regular round-up of online articles

How to survive the death of a loved one
The Guardian’s Adam Golightly has published his last column as Widower of the Parish. It’s sad news for us but good news for him. If you haven’t read him before you can catch up here
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/22/how-to-survive-the-death-of-a-loved-one

Prince Harry
The British Princes gained a lot of news coverage for talking about how they dealt with their feelings after the death of their mother, Princess Diana. One of the first interviews to spark the coverage was with The Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/16/prince-harry-sought-counselling-death-mother-led-two-years-total/

Do you suffer from grief? Eight simple steps to help you through bereavement
Princess Diana was friends with Julia Samuel, who is a psychotherapist and founder patron of Child Bereavement UK. She has a new book out about bereavement and this interview with her incudes a link to Elaine Mansfield’s TED talk
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/do-suffer-grief-eight-simple-steps-help-bereavement-julia-samuel/

Life After Death
Time Magazine made Sheryl Sandberg it’s cover story next to the headline, Let’s Talk About Grief. The interview talks about her new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
http://time.com/sheryl-sandberg-option-b/

Grief takes a backseat for widowed entrepreneurs
Gavin O’Toole in The Guardian rounds up some practical advice for widows and widowers who’ve been left running their spouse’s business
https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2017/apr/13/grief-widowed-women-entrepreneurs-support-networks

Grieving For Society
Mark Liebenow blogged about grief when the world is being rocked by frightening events
http://widowersgrief.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/grieving-for-society.html

Reclaiming Inner Peace in an Agitated World
Elaine Mansfield describes how she uses meditation to start her day with peace
http://elainemansfield.com/2017/reclaiming-inner-peace-agitated-world/

Hope versus optimism
Amy Biancoli’s riff on a scrawled street sign explains why life might teach us to give up on optimism but we all have and need to have hope
https://figuringshitout.net/2017/03/28/hope-versus-optimism/

Who’s in Charge Here? Coping with loss of control
What’s Your Grief gives excellent advice for control freaks and those who’ve given up on the possibility of control. If you’ve been watching telly lately, they also discuss This Is Us in another post
http://whatsyourgrief.com/loss-of-control-in-grief/

Dying Matters Awareness Week
If you’re in the UK have a look for events in your area, coming up in a couple of weeks time
http://www.dyingmatters.org/AwarenessWeek

Returning to Work When You’re Grieving
A great list of things to do from Sabina Nawaz in The Harvard Business Review
https://hbr.org/2017/04/returning-to-work-when-youre-grieving

Memorial Tattoos: How Getting Inked Is Helping People Deal With Death
Jessica Hanson of funeralzone talks about the history and contemporary practie of memorial tattoos in the Huffington Post UK
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jessica-hanson/memorial-tattoos-how-gett_b_16266058.html

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