Resources

Speaking Grief Organization

Speaking Grief explores the transformative experience of losing a family member in a grief-avoidant society. It validates grief as a normal, healthy part of the human experience rather than a problem that needs to be “fixed.” It also addresses the role that support from friends and family plays in a person’s grief experience, offering guidance on how to show up for people in their darkest moments.

It's OK That You're Not OK

Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn:

  • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief

  • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve

  • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain

  • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process

It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.

Refuge in Grief

Welcome. I’m glad you’re here. I’m sorry you have need of this place. I’d rather know you for an entirely different, completely wonderful reason. And here we are anyway.

Most of what passes for grief support is less than useful. I created Refuge in Grief to tell the truth about grief, with no sugar coating. I created it to give you support that actually sounds like you – something that speaks to your life, your mind, your heart.

I made this for you: grief support that doesn’t suck.