We have a lot of names for grief: normal grief, healthy grief, complicated grief, prolonged grief, disenfranchised grief… They’re all just labels for a simple equation: losing someone (or something) you love makes you feel things. A lot of things. Like sadness, anger, confusion, longing, jealousy, anxiety, even gratitude or joy.
All those feelings need a place to go. The Writing Your Grief membership series gives you the space to tell the truth about what it’s like to be you, right here and now, without the need to sugarcoat it or censor yourself to protect other peoples’ feelings.
If you want to explore your grief through writing, but need a slower pace than the 30 day course, get one prompt every week with the Writing Your Grief prompt membership.
These aren’t your typical “tell us about the funeral” writing prompts. They’re complex and nuanced, designed to help you reflect and explore not just your grief, but what it’s like to be YOU right now, in all of this.
When you sign up for the weekly prompt membership, there’s nothing you need to remember to do (thank goodness, because grief can mess with your memory): your weekly prompts begin right after you purchase, and keep going until you decide to stop. You can cancel at any time - though of course, we hope you keep writing.
You’ll retain access to your weekly prompts for as long as you’d like, even if you cancel.
“When I joined, I was mostly worried that my grief wouldn't be big enough, important enough, sad enough to warrant writing every week. (But) my writing became more consistent. I wrote things that I didn't know existed inside me. I was inspired by Megan - the prompts were incredibly valuable. ”Kate S
“I was worried that it was a little too soon (4 months out), but I'm so happy I took the chance. ”Jenny S
“Thank you for giving me the outlet to express my grief.”Sarah A
“I really liked becoming aware of my process as a writer over a period of time. I liked being able to reflect on what and how I had written as I went through the course. ”Jody B
“I found my voice. Not my regular, everyday voice..but my voice in grief. I began to write for me, not for others. Very liberating. I learned about my grief, and I learned about myself. ”Michele D.
Megan helms a consulting practice in Los Angeles and serves as an organizational consultant for the healthcare and human resources industries. She trains therapists, doctors, and other professionals on skillful ways to work with grief of any kind. Her work has appeared in GQ, Fortune magazine, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, New York Times, Stanford University, on APM’s Marketplace, and in the PBS documentary, Speaking Grief.
Are the prompts all about death?
Many of the prompts in the Writing Your Grief course and the weekly prompt series relate to grief connected to death, but the prompts are widely applicable to other kinds of grief. When death is directly referenced, there’s often an additional direction for non-death grief. Most people are able to translate the prompts into something relevant to their own experience.
Is this like therapy?
While writing can be therapeutic, the Writing Your Grief course is not therapy, and should not be construed as such. Some people take their writing into their therapy sessions - that's a great way to use your writing.
My loss happened a long time ago. Am I too far “out” to join?
No one is too far out from their loss to begin writing. With a loss this big, “just happened” can mean 80 years ago as much as it means this morning.
I’m not a good writer. Does that matter?
You don’t have to identify as a writer to join this course. Everyone is welcome. (and we bet you’re a better writer than you think.)
Can I pause or cancel my membership?
Yes. Kindly log in to your Thinkific profile to manage your membership.