Free eKit: Grief Journey in a Jar for Loss Survivors

loss of a friend, sibling, spouse, parent/grandparent, partner and more

This is the second Grief Journey in a Jar. The first one was created for those who’ve lost a child and this one is for anyone who is bereaved. (For the eKit focused on parents who’ve lost a child, go to this page.)

If you want to give someone something more meaningful and more thoughtful than a drugstore card, this is the gift to give. Ninety-six quotes and sayings reflect how we feel when we’ve been devastated by the loss of someone special in our lives. The eKit contains a template for the label and the quotes below. The recipient can select one slip of paper out of the jar per day for as long as there are quotes in the container (96 total).

Examples of some of the sayings/quotes:


This work/download is copyright protected by Emotionally Naked LLC. Please do not sell, distribute, copy for anything other than personal use.

Personal use is defined as printing out the pages, cutting them apart, folding the squares and placing them in a container (jar or gift bag), and offering as a gift as part of the Grief Journey in a Jar project to provide a connection for a grieving person after the loss of a child.

You may print and “make” as many grief jars/bags for friends from your downloaded copy as you wish. Please do not send the download you signed up for to friends/relatives. Instead, ask others to find it on EmotionallyNaked.com. Keywords ‘Grief Journey in a Jar.’ Thank you.


Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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