Welcome to Good Griever! Whether you are new to grief, living with it for years or a professional wanting to know more, you will find information and resources here to help you in a variety of ways. One thing is certain. There’s always something new to learn about grief and share with others.
As a bereaved mom of a daughter who died by suicide in 2005, it’s been my desire to help others grieving. Having spent years trying to find inner peace, I remain passionate about sharing whatever information I learn to help others on their healing journey. Having friends to share this crazy world of grief has been my greatest comfort. I hope it will be for you, too. You can read more about what I do at www.vonnesolis.com.
When my daughter died in 2005 at age 22, this type of public space wasn’t available. Today, we can freely educate each other online about what grief is really like. Not only does this empower grievers about our needs and rights, but it contributes to a cultural shift that can lead to better support for the bereaved. Everyone, one day, will be a griever. We need to start talking more openly about loss and grief and difficult death.
In June 2018, I spoke at the first ever conference for the bereaved in Ottawa, Canada. My topic was Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Grief. The room was packed. It was clear people wanted and need more information about all aspects of the grief experience.
On this blog, I will regularly share information and resources on a variety of topics related to grief to inform and inspire you through the many struggles all grievers face. I’ll also provide updates on new books I’ve published and other events happening.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll find the information helpful.