The Mourner’s Bill of Rights

  1. You have the right to experience your own unique grief
  2. You have the right to talk about your grief.
  3. You have the right to feel a multitude of emotions.
  4. You have the right to be tolerant of your physical and emotional limits.
  5. You have the right to experience "griefbursts" - sudden, powerful surges of grief.
  6. You have the right to make use of healing rituals, including the funeral.
  7. You have the right to embrace your spirituality.
  8. You have the right to search for meaning in life and death.
  9. You have the right to treasure your memories.
  10. You have the right to move toward your grief and heal.