Dear Teresa,

 As we have welcomed the gentle thaw of early spring this March, we embrace the season of storms, rain, and all of nature blooming. At Living After Grief, my mission remains steadfast: to cultivate a compassionate community that supports each individual's unique path through grief toward healing. In this month's newsletter, I aim to guide, comfort, and walk alongside you through the varying waves of loss and healing.

Navigating Your Unique Journey Through Grief can be much like the sea ~ sometimes calm, sometimes stormy, always changing. How does your ‘sea’ look and feel? Is it a gentle wave lapping at the shore or a turbulent storm brewing on the horizon?

Grief mirrors the unpredictability of nature. It brings days shrouded in mist and nights filled with stars, moments of unbearable heaviness, and unexpected instances of lightness. I believe in acknowledging every facet of this journey, recognizing that healing is not a linear process but a spectrum of experiences and emotions.


Practical Tips for Support and Healing:

 This month, I offer you practical tips designed to help navigate the complexities of your individual grief:

  • Embrace Your Feelings: Allow yourself the space to feel every emotion, understanding that grief encompasses a wide range of feelings, from sadness and anger to brief glimpses of joy and peace.
  • Create Rituals of Remembrance: Honor your loved one through personal rituals that resonate with you, whether it's lighting a candle, visiting a meaningful place, or dedicating time to reflect on your memories.
  • Seek Connection: While grief can feel isolating, remember you're not alone. Reach out to support groups, friends, or family members who can offer a listening ear, or a comforting presence. Know that I'm always here for you.
  • Nurture Yourself: Prioritize self-care by engaging in activities that bring you comfort and relaxation, whether it's reading, taking walks in nature, or practicing mindfulness and meditation.



Celebrating Moments of Peace

In the midst of grief, there are fleeting moments of peace and solace. I encourage you to celebrate these moments, no matter how small they may seem. Perhaps it's the warmth of the sun on your face, the laughter of a friend, or a quiet moment of reflection that brings a sense of calm. These instances are precious, reminding us of the enduring capacity for hope and healing within us all.                                                                                                                           

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Looking Ahead

As we move forward, let's hold onto the promise of spring—of renewal and growth. Together, we can navigate the ups and downs of grief, finding strength in our shared experiences and comfort in our collective journey towards healing.

Remember, you are not alone on this journey. I am here to support you every step of the way, offering a compassionate community dedicated to healing and understanding.


Bereavement Event

If you have lost a child ... I would like to invite you to a Bereaved Mother's Day Brunch on May 4th from 11:00am -3:00pm in Belleville, IL. Look for an email next week with more details and a link to register.
I’m here for you, to guide, support, and listen. Should you have any questions, or if you simply need to talk, do not hesitate to reach out. Together, we can and will find our way through grief, towards a place of peace and healing.

 Hope and Healing,

Teresa Reiniger

Grief Resilience Specialist with Living After Grief




 “My mission is to work with compassionate grieving women to navigate their path of grief, fostering resilience and finding clarity and understanding in their journey. My role as a Grief Resilience Specialist is to support them in reclaiming their freedom to live fully and to cultivate a deeper sense of trust in themselves as they move through the healing process."


When you are ready, here are a few more ways I can empower you on your grief journey:

  1. You can check out my podcast: Resilient Moms: Hope, Healing & Living After Loss. Resilient Moms Podcast is for women who have experienced trauma & grief from an infertility journey or loss of a child during pregnancy or childhood. We explore the complex emotions that come with loss & we focus on hope, healing & finding joy amidst the pain. This is the right place; if you are a grieving mom, a family member or someone seeking to understand and support those who have experienced loss.

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Book a Discovery Session: During this session I will:

  • Help you become clear on your individual grief needs.
  • Help you identify what has been holding you back the most.
  • Assess where you are currently.
  • Help you gain clarity on your commitment to yourself while honoring your loved one.

If you would like to connect with me, click link to schedule a time to talk.

Book A Call:

Teresa Reiniger
Living After Grief