Blog Tour & Feature: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox
At some point in our lives, we will all go through a grieving process. Maybe we will lose a loved one. Maybe a life changing event happens and we lose ourselves. In How It Feels to Float, Biz has lost her dad and is going through life…floating. Sometimes you might someone you care about floating through life and you won’t know how or when or what to do or say. We have a few tips below – check them out and check out How It Feels to Float, out May 7th!
How to Support Your Friends When They are Grieving or Struggling
–> Know that people grieve differently. This process could be informed by their cultural/religious norms and/or personal experiences, and the process doesn’t have to be linear. It’s not the same for each person – it might not even be the same for that person from situation to situation.
–> Know what to say – or what not to say. Acknowledge. Express concern. Let them talk. Ask how they’re doing. Use silence. Offer support. Avoid the dreadful “they’re in a better place” statement. Don’t ask them to be thankful.
–> Offer to help with the little stuff. During the grief process, the littlest things can become big. Grocery shopping. School drop off/pick up. Company during arrangements or even walks.
–> Support in the long term. Outward appearance does not equate healing. Be mindful of special days, anniversaries, and holidays. Watch for signs of depression.
We hope this helps <3.
Follow the Tour
April 22 – BookCrushin – Listicle: How to support your friends when they are grieving or struggling – KICKING OFF THE TOUR
April 23 – The Reading Corner for All – Creative Instagram Picture + Review
April 24 – Musings of a (Book) Girl – Listicle + Review
April 25 – Gladiator Glory – Creative Instagram Picture + Review
April 26 – Hello Jenny Reviews – Creative Instagram Picture
April 29 – Bookish Connoisseur – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
April 30 – Lifeofpages_ – Listicle: 10 reasons why you need to read How It Feels to Float
May 1 – @lifebytheink – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
May 2 – Morganreadsalot – Creative Instagram Picture + Review
May 3 – Biblioreviews – Creative Instagram Picture