Showing posts with label Videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Videos. Show all posts

To Watch: I Found Someone Who Needed Me as Much as I Needed Them

"I Found Someone Who Needed Me as Much as I Needed Them" 
Post on Reddit: r/GriefSupport

"Hi everyone! I’m a lurker of this sub, but I saw this on tiktok and it made me cry. I lost my mom 5 years ago and I totally relate to that feeling he talks about of being in “survival mode”. I thought someone might like it and feel better ❤️ I hope everyone’s okay"

To Watch: Speaking Grief: A Documentary

Speaking Grief: A Documentary produced by WPSU Penn State | Vimeo (8/30/20)

"Speaking Grief explores the transformative experience of losing a family member in a death- and grief-avoidant society. This national public media initiative includes a one-hour television documentary, media-rich website, social media campaign, and numerous community engagement events, all aimed at starting a national conversation about grief.

Moving away from the idea that grief is a problem that needs to be “fixed,” Speaking Grief validates the experience of grievers and guides those wishing to support them. There is no “right” way to grieve. By sharing diverse representations of bereavement, Speaking Grief illustrates that grief is a universal, yet individual experience.

The documentary is part of a multi-platform project aimed at elevating a national conversation around grief by creating the space for the journey to recovery. The Speaking Grief Project has been made possible with philanthropic support from the New York Life Foundation."

To Watch: Death Doula Jane Whitlock on Bucket Lists

 Wondering About Bucket Lists? The Eden Alternative — with Death Doula Jane.

"Jane Whitlock, End of Life Doula and Death Educator comes to you today to invite you to be curious with her about the role of a bucket list in preparing for end of life."

Find out more about Jane Whitlock's work on her website at

To Watch: We Don't "Move On" from Grief. We Move Forward With It - Nora McInerny

We Don't "Move On" from Grief. We Move Forward With It By Nora McInerny | Ted Talks (April 25, 2019)

"In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. 'A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again,' she says. 'They're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on.'"

To Watch: Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper on Grief

Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper's Beautiful Conversation about Grief | YouTube (8/17/19)

“You wrote me a letter after my mom died,” he reminded Colbert. “In it you said, ‘I hope you find peace in your grief.’ One of the things I’ve been thinking a lot about is how we don’t really talk about grief and loss. People are not comfortable talking about it. . . . And you’ve spoken very publicly about what you experienced as a kid — a lot of it I didn’t know. I think a lot of people don’t know. So if you don’t mind, I wanted to talk to you a little about it and sort of how it has shaped who you are now.”

To Watch: Russell Brand - My Cat Died

Russell Brand - My Cat Died (April 2020) 

"My cat Morrissey died. 

I had him for him for 16 years. This is how it has affected me."

To Watch: The Life of Death

The Life of Death: A Short Film written and directed by Marsha Onderstijn (2012). 

Full credits can be found at IMDB.

For more about this film, check out this interview with Animator Marsha Onderstijn:

"The Life of Death is a short animation that follows Life, personified as a doe, as it encounters Death, a ghostly character who nevertheless turns out to be kind, caring and compassionate. Initially fearful, the doe tries to avoid death, but finally comes to accept its essential relationship to life and recognises that this is natural, not scary."

Please note: This lovely short film is quite an emotional watch. You may want to be ready for possible tears.

To Watch: My Mother's Eyes

My Mother’s Eyes: A Soulful Animated Short Film About Loss and the Unbreakable Bonds of Love by Maria Popova | Brain Pickings (January 22, 2020)

"Animator, illustrator, and director Jenny Wright was midway through her university studies at Central Saint Martin’s College in London when her mother died. In consonance with Borges’s insistence that “all that happens to us… is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art,” she transmuted her grief — that slippery, noxious, all-pervading mercury of sorrow which words can never fully hold — into a soulful animated short film titled “My Mother’s Eyes,” which became her graduation thesis. Simple, tenderly expressive line drawings unspool a complex, inexpressible universe of feeling as this deeply personal memorial unlatches the floodgates to a universal human emotion."

To Watch: Funerals in the Age of Coronavirus

Funerals in the Age of Coronavirus
(YouTube video) | Ask a Mortician (Mar 26, 2020)

Facts about funerals in the age of Coronavirus with Caitlin Doughty (The Order of the Good Death, Ask a Mortician).