Best Grief and Self-Care Ideas

Welcome to our new hub for all of our best self-care ideas for the times when you are coping with grief and loss. 

There are many things we can do to help us reduce our stress levels, process our loss, relax and find meaning in our lives again. 

We have worked with several experts in the bereavement field to bring you strategies which have been studied in those coping with loss and which have been shown to be effective in helping with feelings of grief. 

Not all of the activities will be suitable for everyone. We are all different. Try what appeals to you most or maybe combine one or two different activities. The important thing is that you should feel good and that the activities shouldn't become a chore or just another task that needs to be completed. 

The best self-care idea for you is the one that works best for you. 

We have a several different groups of activities. Those that tap into your creativity, writing or journaling, mindfulness and movement, and finally a page of lots of different ideas for bringing joy back into your life.  

The pain you feel is valid - quote by Ruth Pirie

Self-Care through Expressive Arts and Journaling

Grief Journaling:

Benefits of Journaling through Grief

Ideas for Writing in Your Grief Journal

Grief Journal Prompts

20 Years of Grief Journaling - My Story - By Sue McDonald

Writing Through Your Grief  

Expressive Arts: 

Art Based Journaling after the Loss of my Mother - Irene Renzenbrink

Expressing Grief through the Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre and Writing


Mindfulness and Movement for Grief

Breathing in, I find the stillness - quote by Morgan Webb

Many people will tell you that any form of exercise is good for us. It helps release stress and calms the mind. It can get us out of our houses and into nature.  Some of the ancient forms of movement, such as Tai Chi and Yoga can be particularly beneficial for soothing mind and body and can be practiced by all ages.

Here are some pages on some of the ways you can practice self-care through mindfulness practices. 

Yoga for Grief

How Yoga Supported My Journey Through Grief

Meditation for Grief

Hypnosis for Grief

Grieving Mindfully by Joanne Cacciatore

Relaxation Techniques for Grief Anxiety

Breathing through Grief

More Self-Care Activities for Grief

The following page contains many more ideas for self-care. They will help you to get out and about and find connection with your community as well as help you to get fit and healthy. 

We hope that you find the best one for you! 

Activities - Things to Do to Keep Positive and Healthy

If you still find you're having difficulties, in spite of all your best self-care efforts, getting some counseling is also an important way of giving yourself self-care.  It shows a great deal of self-awareness and courage to admit that you need help and it can be really useful for a lot of people. You can read about getting online counseling just below.  


Have You Considered Online Grief Counseling? 

Get Private and Confidential Help in the Privacy of Your Own Home

The following information about online counseling is sponsored by 'Betterhelp' but all the opinions are our own. To be upfront, we do receive a commission when you sign up with 'Betterhelp', but we have total faith in their expertise and would never recommend something we didn't completely approve.  

Do you feel alone and sad with no support and no idea how to move forward?  It can be tough when you are stuck in grief to find the motivation to get the most out of your precious life. 

Online counseling can help by giving you that support so you don't feel so alone. You can have someone to talk to anytime you like, a kind and understanding person who will help you to find meaning in life again, to treasure the memories of your loved one without being overwhelmed and to enjoy your activities, family and friends again.

  • Simply fill out the online questionnaire and you will be assigned the expert grief counselor most suitable for you.  It only takes a few minutes and you don't even have to use your name.  
  • Pay an affordable FLAT FEE FOR UNLIMITED SESSIONS.  
  • Contact your counselor whenever you like by chat, messaging, video or phone. 
  • You can change counselor at any time if you wish.
  • Click here to find out more and get started immediately. 
  • Or read more about how online counseling works here.  
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Memorial Jewelry to Honour a Loved One

Check out our lovely range of memorial jewelry for any lost loved one.  Pendants, necklaces, rings or bracelets, we have them all in all kinds of styles.  Choose for yourself or buy as a sympathy gift. 

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Hypnosis for Grief - 10 Ways It Can Help You

Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind. Learn how self-hypnosis can help you cope with grief at any time of the day or night.  

Read more about it here. 



Create an Online Memorial Website

Honour your loved one with their own memorial website.  Share photos, videos, memories and more with your family and friends in a permanent online website.  Free for basic plan with no ads. 

Find out more here. 


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