Reconciling Your Grief and Healing Through Journaling

Reconciling Your Grief and Healing Through Journaling

Giving Grief a Voice...Working with widows and widowers through their heartache - finding their "new normal".


Journaling is a powerful ingredient for releasing grief.

Journaling has the power to allow those who grieve to creatively let go of their thoughts and feelings, gain new thoughts, increase awareness of their feelings and to reflect upon the events which brought them to their grief. The creativeness of the writing process allows the spouse who was left behind to move forward and heal.

Writing down your feelings and thoughts aids in reflection, exploration and discovery of who you are and who you strive to become – because, as you already know, when you experience the death of a spouse, you change inside. Journaling becomes a tool for expressing not only thoughts and feelings, but fears and challenges; allowing you to find your “new normal”. Along with a grief mentor, writing WILL bring peace to your heart.

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Washington Irving
The grieving process takes time, and it takes a lot of hard work on your part. You should never go through it by yourself. It’s a big world out there, and there is a lot of help. Working with someone who knows your pain first hand will allow you to feel comfortable and ready to let go of your hurt. Learn More 
About Eydie
Eydie has been a widow since October 2010. The passing of her husband was sudden. She went through the denial, disbelief, the anger and self-blame, depression and finally, the acceptance of her husband’s death. Eydie also knows that sometimes you just want someone to listen. Learn More
On her Blog, “Through the Heart of a Widow”, Eydie shares her experiences, as well as the experiences of others that she has mentored along the way. Would you like to share your journey with her and her readers? Please email her at for her guidelines. Read the Blog 
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