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Good Grief! provides articles, newsletters, resources, and workshops for grief management & end of life discussion.

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Good Grief! is a site by Margaret Rice, aimed at facilitating conversation and providing resources for grief management & end of life discussion.

Margaret Rice - Good Grief!
Margaret Rice - Good Grief!

It’s also a place for you to indulge in a lighter side of grief, to seek relief, comfort and wisdom from those who’ve experienced it.

Have you got something to say about your experience of loss or sadness? A story to share? Would you like to find more about how to cope? Good Grief! is a page for everyone. You can contact Margaret here.

After all, we all know what grief is, even though we aren’t very good at talking about it.

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VIDEO SERIES

Practical Care at the end-of-life

We're very excited to be able to share a new set of short, practical videos about personal care at end-of-life. Good Grief! and Kellie Cooper-Smith discuss how to provide personal care at the end-of-life.

Articles

Grief and palliative care articles and discussions

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Conversations & Workshops

Margaret Rice hosts periodic events, book discussions and workshops

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Access information, downloads, resource lists and links to continue the conversation.

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Latest Articles

A friend in death - on Compass

Biography service is ‘A friend in death’.

May 16, 2022

A story we shared about the Sacred Heart Biography Service is very popular. Now we’re excited a TV program has been made about the service. Writers from the team help people who are dying to put their life into a story, something that can have a really powerful impact. Sometimes … Read more

'She wasn't a cheeseburger': aged care failing the dying

She wasn’t a cheeseburger.

April 29, 2022

When my friend Angela’s mother died, the nursing home handled its communication around this very badly. This, despite a lot of rhetoric about caring. But her’s is just one of many similar stories I’ve listened to, about death badly handled in a range of settings, in our culture today. Yes, … Read more

Margaret Rice with Greg Inglis and Elizabeth Trevan of Picaluna Funerals (landscape)

Meeting Picaluna’s beautiful funeral celebrants.

April 25, 2022

Picaluna Funerals does things differently and Good Grief! loves this. It’s great when you get to talk with others in the ‘death’ space working to improve our culture’s approach. Last month I was invited by Picaluna CEO Greg Inglis to speak to 22 Picaluna inductee funeral celebrants about Good Grief! … Read more