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Podcasts to Help with Grief

Podcasts to help with grief - photo Elice Moore - Unsplash

This article was updated on May 3, 2023. Everyone’s doing a podcast these days and I for one love them. You can listen to them while walking the dog, in the car or on your daily commute. And let’s face it, listening to the hosts can feel like being with … Read more

Socials to Follow for Grief

Writer Clover Stroud, photo courtesy UK's The Good Grief Festival

This article was updated on April 25, 2023. We talk about socials to follow for grief support. You’ve read the online comments on your bereavement post, noted the care emojis, the likes and read all the messages. You’ve even shared photos and videos with family and friends. But all that … Read more

Beyond casseroles: A widower’s guide to moving forward.


This article was updated on April 18, 2023. It discusses how widowed fathers bonded together. by Sandra Moon How do widowers cope with grief? The world as they knew it, with its well-mapped out future of anniversaries, grandchildren, shared parenthood and milestones, has gone. And when the pity, advice and … Read more

Merry Christmas and see you again in 2023.

Here, as we wish you a Merry Christmas, we list resources for those who find Christmas hard, maybe because they are grieving over the loss of someone they love. It’s edited from the Good Grief! newsletter published on December 14. But before we go to that, today is the first … Read more

Just sayin’ Good Grief reached 50,000 visits today.

Good Grief! reached 50,000 visits today.

We hit an exciting milestone today. We have had 50,000 visits to the Good Grief! website. We hope you’ve found it useful. Thank you to all the readers who have followed us and shared the Good Grief! mission to help people understand death and grieving a little more. To see … Read more

What happens when a child wants to talk about death?

Debbie Pepin, convenor of the

This article was updated on August 3, 2022. In Debbie Pepin’s case (pictured) the adults got her into trouble for wanting to talk about death. Debbie who lives in Austin, Texas, USA is a speaker, writer, entrepreneur, educator, and advocate for talking openly about and making plans for the one certainty … Read more

Asbestos deaths now 90,000 a year globally.

Asbestos causing 90,000 deaths a year.

This article was updated on 19 July 2022. Students and staff at a Sydney secondary school, Castle Hill High School, fear they have been exposed to the nightmare product asbestos. Asbestos, once used extensively in manufacturing and building, is still causing at least 90,000 deaths per year globally, and new … Read more

Jess Hill explains coercive control in domestic violence.

Jess Hill explains coercive control in domestic violence.

Author Jess Hill has a valuable insight into domestic violence and how it connects to coercive control. She is the author of the Stella Prize winning book See What You Made Me Do. We didn’t really have a framework for discussing coercive control, until relatively recently. But Jess has helped … Read more

Our new Resource Hub is here and we’re over the moon!

Good Grief Resource Hub

Our little team here at Good Grief! is over the moon! The mission of Good Grief! is to provide articles, newsletters, resources, and workshops for grief management & end of life discussion and we’ve just improved the way we do it. Cynthia, our graphic designer, has added the finishing touches to … Read more

Climate grief is a real thing.

Climate grief is the grief felt over ecological losses

By Julia Grieves. In the wake of COP26 and widespread critique around the extent of its latest pledges, many Australians join others around the world in feeling increasingly disturbed by alarming predictions of future climate crisis. Climate grief, also known as ecological grief, has been defined as the grief felt … Read more

Menopause and My Ticking Clock

Menopause and my ticking clock

If I had been given just some notice that suddenly one night my sex drive would be switched off, I would have made sure I enjoyed some last hurrahs. I was just forty-one when I experienced menopause. I had relatively few symptoms to warn me and those I had, I … Read more

Sascha’s musings on her sister, for World Suicide Prevention Day


Like family members everywhere, SASCHA COSTIGAN lives with suicide awareness and needs no reminders. But World Suicide Prevention Day, held last Friday September 10 in Australia, is an opportunity to share this awareness with others. World Suicide Prevention Day – an important day to acknowledge all those who have lost … Read more

My Grief Story – The Good Grief Festival, UK

For those who like to roam far – and our UK readers – The UK’s Good Grief Festival is holding one of its virtual events on September 21, 2021. “The UK Commission on Bereavement invites anyone who has faced bereavement to share their experience and offer views on how bereaved … Read more

I’m pretty excited – ‘A Good Death’ has now been translated into Chinese.

Good Death - a compassionate and practical guide to prepare for the end of life - Unity Press

I went to my letterbox this week and there was a wonderful surprise. My publisher at Murdoch Books and dear friend Corinne Roberts had sent me a parcel with the note: ‘Congratulations’. When I opened the package, there was a copy of the ‘simplified Chinese’ version of my book A … Read more

Believe your eyes

Believe your eyes - a still from Darnella Frazier's video

It’s a pretty simple proposition. ‘Believe your eyes”, the prosecutor tells the jury of the 9 ½ minute video of George Floyd being killed by policeman Derek Chauvin. Often we’re encouraged to doubt what we see on film and video – because clips can be doctored. But not in this … Read more