If you are part of this readership, you are the kind of person who asks, “What’s one way I can be helpful when someone’s lost a loved one?” It’s often less formal: “Jon. Help! My friend’s mom just died, and I don’t know what to say!” There are, of course, a million ways to be helpful. However, there’s a gap between a million possible ways, and one actual practical next step. In these Friday issues, I’m going to talk about a different practical step each week.

## 001 Helpful in loss: Making space for a story

## 001 Helpful in loss: Making space for a story

## 001 Helpful in loss: Making space for a story

If you are part of this readership, you are the kind of person who asks, “What’s one way I can be helpful when someone’s lost a loved one?” It’s often less formal: “Jon. Help! My friend’s mom just died, and I don’t know what to say!” There are, of course, a million ways to be helpful. However, there’s a gap between a million possible ways, and one actual practical next step. In these Friday issues, I’m going to talk about a different practical step each week.