What kind of griever are you?
Welcome to my dance in the B&W Bloggers Ball!
This is my very new blog, born Feb. 1.
As I worked on my first book, ‘It’s Not Like They’re Family’: Mourning Our Friends and Celebrating Their Lives’, I realized that I needed to raise awareness of the unique experience of grieving the death of a friend. The 10,000,000 people in the U.S. who will have this experience each year have few resources – in print or online – to help navigate and validate their grief.
I’m pretty new to be giving blogging tips, but the best thing I ever did was have Networked Blogs link this to my Facebook and Twitter accounts. It’s generated a lot of traffic here, and saves time.
So, enjoy your dance here, and I look forward to dancing with many of you!
When a tragedy occurs – natural disasters, 9/11 – my reaction is to soak up the media coverage. I need to understand what happened – the how and the why. Not everybody feels that way; some people prefer to stay as detached as possible.
This photo was taken at my latest high school reunion. The women in the photo are not my sisters; I have a sister. They’re my friends – some closer than others, to be sure – but they’re my friends. And I don’t take that designation lightly (no matter how Facebook defines it).