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'Good Grief' Challenge: Day 2 // Your Grief Truths

Melissa Sulley Grief Challenge

'Good Grief' Challenge: Day 2 // Your Grief Truths

  People may tell us that we are too much, or that we are being over the top with our grief. Some people may ask us why we haven’t moved on yet, or that our situation really isn't that bad. We may be told to “just get over it” and move on with life.  Friend… no one can tell you how to grieve, or how long you should be grieving. Everyone grieves in their own timing and in their own way.  When I was grieving the loss of our son Josiah, I was told the grief I was feeling was...

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'Good Grief' Challenge: Day 1 // Your Grief Journey

Melissa Sulley Grief Challenge

'Good Grief' Challenge: Day 1 // Your Grief Journey

  What is your grief story? How have you been acquainted with grief? Did you lose someone you love? Did a relationship end? Do you look in the mirror and grieve who you once were? Are you grieving racial injustice? Are you grieving senseless deaths that should not have happened? What is your journey with grief? Today, if it’s not too painful, I want you to walk us through your grief journey.  My journey with grief started when my step-father passed away unexpectedly in 2008. I had no idea what to do with my grief so I ignored it and...

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5 Day 'Good Grief' Challenge: Intro

Melissa Sulley Grief Challenge

5 Day 'Good Grief' Challenge: Intro

  We all experience grief of sorts. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of a relationship, or the loss of the person we once were; we will all encounter grief. Especially during these unprecedented times, we are collectively grieving. To normalize grief, I’m presenting the 5 Day “Good Grief” Challenge. Each day I’ll post a short video on my IGTV (@josiahandco) describing the topic for the day. There will be a mantra to repeat to yourself, some writing prompts, and action steps. This is a way for us to process our...

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Book Resources

Melissa Sulley Pregnancy + Infant Loss Resources

Book Resources

I often get asked what books to give to a loss mom, or what books have helped me along my journey of loss and parenting after loss. Here are a list of the top books I've read and usually recommend to my followers.

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Talking to My Kids About Racism

Melissa Sulley Anti-Racism Parenting after loss

Talking to My Kids About Racism

I sat my kids down today and we spoke about George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet. We talked about how there are good people and bad people in the world, and sometimes bad people will do harmful things to people with skin the colour of theirs.⠀ We talked about how there are good police officers (some being personal friends) and how there are bad police officers who abuse their power.⠀ We talked about why we won’t let them play with toy guns, even brightly coloured nerf ones, because simply put... they don’t have the same privilege as white kids.⠀ We mentioned...

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