Coping With Grief

Coping with loss takes courage, reflection, and a lot of loving support. When you find yourself dealing with grief, remember to be gentle with yourself. The journey of coping with grief is complex, but it can ultimately lead to deep self-discovery, acceptance and peace.

Illustration by Dàlia Adillon

The Perfect Christmas Memory of Her Late Father

A heaven-sent dream comforted her on the first Christmas without her dad.

A road with sunshine at the end.

Mourning and Moving On: Growing through Grief 

A pastor reflects on civil rights, loss and the Biblical case for coping with it all.

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Butterflies/ Illustration by Jim Tsinganos

These Butterflies Brought Comfort from Beyond

Three stories of grieving people who all found solace from butterflies that flew into their lives at just the right time.

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Illustration by Lucy Rose

How Doves Helped Her Overcome Her Grief

After losing her son, she found comfort and hope by watching these beautiful birds. 

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Oklahoma City National Memorial

Losing His Daughter in the Oklahoma City Bombing Transformed Him

In this story from May 1999, a grieving father seeks to break the cycle of hate.

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Comforting someone who is grieving

5 Comforting Things to Say When Someone Is Grieving

If words elude you when a loved one suffers a terrible loss, try these simple statements of support and sympathy.

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Hope for the new year

How to End a Tough Year on a Positive Note

Turning the page to a new year means reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. 

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Grieving at Christmas

How to Mourn a Loved One During the Holidays

Understanding the difference between grief and mourning can help you navigate a difficult season with self-compassion and grace.

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Finding meaning in grief

How to Use Personal Hardships to Help Others

When we face adversity, we have a choice. We can give up or turn our situation into something meaningful.

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Autumn forest

A Love-Filled Moment at the Anniversary of a Death

A year after my father died, I feel myself shifting into a new relationship with grief.

Tips for a Grieving heart

10 Tips to Help a Grieving Heart

If you are struggling with a loss, here are some ways you can find peace and comfort.

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The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

How the Notre Dame Cathedral Lifted Her Grief

Author Carol Flake Chapman shares how a concert at the famous cathedral helped her cope with her husband's passing.

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Remembering 9/11: Blessings to Share

Remembering 9/11: Blessings to Share

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorists attacks. Today we remember all of the fallen heroes who were taken away from us on that dark day. After the incident, America came together and stood with one another. The nation was unified. We will never forget the victims and heroes of 9/11 but we must continue to stand as one. Blessings to all of those who were affected by the tragedy. For more inspiring stories, subscribe to Guideposts magazine.

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How to keep your routine and overcome loneliness

5 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

Keeping a daily routine and helping others are just a few ways to find comfort and strength as you get older

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