Successful Grief

Successful Grief

 What does successful grief look like? When my mom died, the Kubler-Ross grief model was the road map for mourning. Friends and family measured every tear and angry outburst against the five-stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Today,...
Sorry Business makes Happy Business

Sorry Business makes Happy Business

Most Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people know the tradition of ‘Sorry Business’.Sorry Business is a time of mourning that involves responsibilities and obligations to organize and attend the funeral and participate in mourning events, activities or...
What to wear to a funeral

What to wear to a funeral

Deciding what is appropriate to wear to a funeral can be tricky. Traditionally, black is the colour of choice for Western culture. Yet in China, the traditional color of mourning is white, while in Thailand it’s purple. But not everyone mourns in a traditional sense....
Griefcast – dead funny

Griefcast – dead funny

Talking about death doesn’t have to be grim. In fact, talking about death can be dead funny. Comedian Cariad Lloyd does it every week as part of her bereavement podcast Griefcast. Each week Cariad invites fellow funny people to talk about the death of someone they...