Friday, July 12, 2013

Grief: Facebook Page -

This isn't really a post - I'm not sure if my Facebook Badge is updated correctly.  A dear friend asked me to start a Facebook page on grief.  It has quotes, pictures, links to blog posts and anyone is welcome to share whatever they want.  I want it to be a place to come for support.  You are as welcome there as you are here.  The name of the page is Grief Speaks Out because I believe that we have a right to our grief.  It shouldn't have to go underground.  We have a right to feel what we are feeling, to talk about it.  We also have a right to talk about those we love who have died.  They are gone from the earth but not from our hearts and minds.  We want them to be remembered.  We want to tell our stories.  As long as I am alive who Artie was and what he had to teach will continue through me.

I always am humbled and greatly appreciate anyone who reads my words.  Anything I post belongs to anyone who wants to use it.  You may copy any post for private and/or public distribution with or without attribution.  This applies to private people, grief counselors, publishers, other grief sites, teachers - everyone.

Also feel free to e-mail me at if you want to share.  I don't always answer right away but I do answer.

Even though sometimes I try to go backward or come to a dead stop (funny use of words that) like riding on a train it seems I have to move forward.  I want you to come with me.  I know each of you has a special light to give and a special meaning to your life.  Thank you for spending time with me.  xo

1 comment:

  1. Jan,

    I'm co-authoring a book and website called the Best Memorial Service.
    A chapter talks about all of the many times during the months and years, after a death that we remember our loved ones. These times, by ourselves or with others, are opportunities to create different kinds or remembrance ceremonies. I'd love to include some of our experiences and those of your readers in our website. The Book is due in September and the beta website already has some great content. Please take a look and contact us at And see the advice on sharing and recording your personal and family stories.