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This Grief Wheel is designed to help you assess your current state.  There is no right or wrong answer.  Use it to help you recognize what aspects of life your grief may be affecting the most.

This Grief Wheel is more open-ended.  On the outside of the circle, write any emotions you may be feeling (for instance: lonely, hopeless, afraid, guilty).  You don't need to complete the entire circle.  Then shade the "slices" in more or less depending on how strongly you're feeling each emotion.

It can be helpful to remember that while your journey is unique, others may still be able to relate.  Who can you reach out to, at various stages of the grieving process?

The first 365 days without your loved one is what we call the year of firsts.  Planning ahead for holidays and events important to you can help to give you focus, and reduce some anxiety when the time comes.  What can you do to honor and remember the person who is missing that day?

Keep a list of things that make you smile.  Brainstorm as many as you can, and come back to the list when you need a reminder!

writing prompts

  • Write a letter to your loved one.  What would you like to say to them that you didn't get to say in person?

  • Write a thank you note to somebody who has impacted your life in a meaningful way, alive or deceased.

  • Put onto paper a current fear you have, and (related or unrelated) write out a goal you have for yourself in the future.

  • Think about your loved one's legacy.  What lessons and meaning did they leave behind? What do YOU want to be remembered for?

  • What have people said to you that you don't find helpful?  What do you wish they said instead?

  • Imagine your loved one is sitting next to you.  What would they say to you now?  What would they want for you moving forward?  If you can, write in their words.