Expressing Sympathy to the Grieving

Why is it so awkward for us to express sympathy to someone who is bereaved?

What are some things we ought not to say to the grieving?

What are some basic differences in mourning across Eastern and Western cultures?

What are some things we can do and say to offer sympathy to the grieving?

Uma Girish is passionate about helping women find the meaning and purpose in their loss, whether it be a loved one, a marriage or a dream they lost. As a dream coach, author, speaker and hospice volunteer, Uma helps her clients find the right answers by asking the right questions. She writes a blog “The Grammar of Grief” and also does a weekly radio show at 7 PM CST by the name on Blog Talk Radio. To find out more about Uma, visit www.umagirish.com and to listen to her show visitwww.blogtalkradio.com/creatingcalmnetwork 


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  • Erv Toth, C.

    Great information, thank you Uma for the presentation.

    November 21, 2013

    • Uma G.

      It was my pleasure, Erv. Thanks for the opportunity.

      November 21, 2013

  • Erv Toth, C.

    Thank you Uma for giving the presentation on grieving . If anyone missed this meetup and want more information,
    Please visit Uma's website.

    November 21, 2013

  • Theresa

    I am so sorry I missed this. I was stuck at work later tgan anticipated. I am very interested in what was discussed. If anyone is available to meet fir coffee to chat about it this weekend please let me know.

    November 20, 2013

    • Uma G.

      Theresa, I will be doing a teleseminar on this same topic. Let me know if you're interested. The best way to ensure you receive all my communication is to go to www.umagirish.com and sign up. Thanks for your interest! Yes, this is a very important topic.

      November 21, 2013

  • Jill M.

    I just found this group on Meetup. I'm sorry I missed tonight's meeting. It sounds like an interesting and important topic. I look forward to the next one!

    November 20, 2013

    • Uma G.

      I will definitely be offering a teleseminar on this topic so let me know if you'd like to be contacted. You can go to my website and sign up www.umagirish.com That way you'll receive all my communication. Thanks! Sorry you didn't find us yesterday.

      November 21, 2013

  • Uma G.

    What is the most challenging part for you when you're faced with someone who has lost a loved one?

    November 5, 2013

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