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Grief and Easter: Remembering Loved Ones

Grief and Easter: Remembering Loved Ones

This is a repost of last year’s article about grief and Easter, sorry if you’ve already seen it.  If you’re have any specific concerns about this upcoming holiday, please leave a comment below and we promise to respond asap. ———————————————————– For me Easter isn’t the holiday that first comes to mind when we talk about […]

The Long Goodbye: An Open Letter to Meghan O’Rourke

The Long Goodbye: An Open Letter to Meghan O’Rourke

Dear Meghan, I feel like I should start this letter with an apology. Someone told me of The Long Goodbye shortly after it came out, explaining how much I would love it and telling me that I had to read it.  “You will relate to her so much,” she told me, “you will love her […]

The Media Overload Detox Diet

The Media Overload Detox Diet

Let’s be honest, turning on the news these days is kind of a bummer.  From missing planes, to mudslides, to school stabbings, to celebrity death – it really seems never ending.  I’m not saying that our generation is, like, the worst ever – we have the same amount of degenerative behavior and disaster as the […]

Causes Near and Dear: The Bone Marrow Registry

Causes Near and Dear: The Bone Marrow Registry

Yesterday was my dad’s birthday.  He would have been 68 years old.  I was so busy I barely had time to think about it – a quick text with my mom and sister, plans for some coconut cake in his memory, but not much else.  You would think having a tough day pass without a […]

64 Songs About Grief and Loss: Volume 1

64 Songs About Grief and Loss: Volume 1

I don’t think we talk about music nearly enough at What’s Your Grief. You know I don’t even think we have a good excuse, it seems we just take the healing power of music for granted. I know I do. I lived in a very musical house growing up. My father was a professional opera […]

Overdose Awareness: 45 Celebrity Overdose Deaths

Overdose Awareness: 45 Celebrity Overdose Deaths

At work the other day I found myself in a conversation about drug overdoses and, as usual, I disturbed more than a few people around the water cooler with the frightening amount of useless information stored in my head about addiction and overdose.  This got me thinking about why I am so aware of overdose […]