Blog: Riding the Waves of Grief

On grief, resilience, and healing

Music after loss: What is the soundtrack for your grieving?

In a time of grieving, we need all the help and comfort we can gather in. A phone call from the right person, a passage from a loved book, an unexpected note from a friend can plunge us into gratitude – that someone knows, someone cares, someone has survived this and thought to tell us so. But we don’t need to wait for that to happen. We can also produce special comforts for ourselves. Many grievers find their way to a few songs that help, kind of a soundtrack that takes us back to shared times. A song may contain a phrase that hits the very emotion that we need to express, or may plant a new idea about surviving loss or inspiration to remember small moments that we’d forgotten. The melody,

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