Humans react to death differently than any other being on earth. While the stages of grief are well documented, reality will dictate that each of us handle things differently than the next person. There are no books which will truly prepare us for losing those who we love the most. The majority of us are eventually left to cope on our own. We will have little in the way of support in the weeks and months after the death. Inevitably we will find ourselves alone for periods
They say there are five stages in the grieving process. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote about it eloquently in her book "On Death and Dying" in 1969. This book is certainly worth reading but it doesn't specifically address how those who have experienced loss might be feeling during the Christmas season. We've been featuring the writings of Bailey Wall as she shares her journey through the grieving process after losing her sister in a pedestrian/car accident in April of 2014.
"One small fact: You are going to die," Death says in the opening of The Book Thief. "Despite every effort, no one lives forever." If you've come to terms with that (or have at least thought of death at one time or another), perhaps you've prepared for the inevitable by getting insured, saving up for those you're leaving behind and writing up a last will and testament. These days, though, you also need to decide what will happen to your online life after death. What can you d
Bailey Wall is, in many ways, the heart and soul of what we do here at IDC. Last April Bailey lost her sister as a result of a tragic accident that should never have happened. It was a loss that has made an undeniable alteration to her life's path. We all know that everyone expresses their grief differently. Some people turtle and withdraw, while others lean on those in the community for support. Bailey has opted for the latter because she realises that "healing from grie