Search Results for "Continuing bonds"

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02

Oct'19

Grief Recipe Stories: Continuing Bonds Through Food

Growing up, my siblings and I were picky eaters. That’s probably putting it mildly. Honestly, we were like inscrutable food …

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14

Feb'18

A Grief Concept You Should Care About: Continuing Bonds

I’ve always thought of continuing bonds as an ‘a-ha’ grief concept. As in…  “A-ha! That makes so much sense.” “A-ha! …

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14

Feb'18

Continuing Bonds: Beyond the Basic [Webinar Recording]

This is a webinar recording. You will receive instructions for accessing the recording in your confirmation email. See session details below

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10

Mar'15

Continuing Bonds: My Loved One #WouldHaveLovedThis

WYG confession: I saw Fifty Shades of Grey.  In the theatre.  I think (hope) those of you who spend time …

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08

Aug'14

Continuing Bonds: A Grief Journal Exercise

So, the plan was to post on forgiveness yesterday but, no surprise, forgiveness is a super complicated topic and I …

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24

Mar'14

16 Tips for Continuing Bonds with People We’ve Lost

With decades of grief theory that focused on closure, acceptance, and moving on, it is no wonder that so many …

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17

Feb'14

Continuing Bonds: Shifting the Grief Paradigm

Last week we got a request for the next installment in our series on different grief theories. I have to …

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21

Aug'16

30 Day Self-Guided Grief Journaling Intensive

General concepts covered in this course include: Grief 101; Managing difficult emotions while writing/journaling; Continuing bonds; Guilt and regret; Forgiveness; Loneliness and isolation; Support systems; Gratitude  

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09

Mar'20

Rethinking Acceptance in Grief: a love/hate story

I can’t remember when I first heard about the five stages of grief. But, I do know it must have …

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12

Jun'19

Surviving Father’s Day Grief: When sadness meets storytelling

Perhaps because of gender stereotypes or how the people at Hallmark decided to spin it, Father’s Day has always felt …

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21

Feb'19

Becoming a Parent After the Death of a Parent

After someone you love dies, almost all “blessed events” thereafter become a mix of happy-type emotions and sad-type emotions.  In …

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11

Feb'19

Dating A Widow or Widower: FAQs

Valentine’s Day is this week. (If you’re looking for help coping with the day, we have some posts for you right …

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23

Jan'19

Subscription to WYG Webinar Series

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30

Oct'18

Five Things Pixar’s Coco Got Right About Grief

Now, we know we are a little late to the game on writing a post on Coco, seeing as it …

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18

Apr'18

I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Coping with Grief Without Saying a Word

I may be betraying my trade as a mental health professional to admit that, personally, I’m not much for counseling …

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06

Dec'17

Sending Holiday Cards After A Death: The Great Debate

After losing a loved one, the holidays go from joyous to jumbled. Many people feel they have to navigate a …

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15

Aug'17

Grief or Greed? When Families Fight Over Material Possessions

The death of a loved one can have a major impact on family unity. Each individual family member must reconcile …

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20

Apr'17

Who’s in Charge Here? Coping with loss of control

Grief isn’t an emotional experience, it’s an entire paradigm shift.  When something bad happens that’s beyond a person’s control, like …

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29

Mar'17

8 Things “This Is Us” Gets Right About Grief’

The show This Is Us wrapped up last Tuesday and, though I meant to post this sooner, life got in …

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17

Jan'17

12 Things Harry Potter Taught Me About Grief

If you hang out here regularly you may already know that Eleanor and I are both pretty big fans of Harry Potter. …

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13

Dec'16

A Griever’s Pocket Guide To Spending The Holidays Alone

The other day I did a Google search looking for articles about spending the holidays alone. What I found was …

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30

Aug'16

Self-Guided 30-Day Grief Journaling Intensive

WE HAVE RELOCATED THIS COURSE TO OUR NEW SCHOOL PLATFORM!  Participants of this eCourse should be ready to journal, but they should …

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06

Jul'16

Grief and Regrief (aka growing up with a grief monster)

So there‘s this thing called grief.  You’ve probably heard of it.  You probably wish you hadn’t heard of it.  There …

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07

Jun'16

Grief Is More Than Sadness

There are a lot of things we love about writing a grief blog, but if I had to pick one …

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06

Jan'16

Ongoing Relationships With Those who Have Died

I cling to scraps of my mother.  I’ll take anything I can get. I’ve extracted all that I can from my …

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17

Sep'15

Supporting a Grieving Child: The Importance of Modeling

Readers with children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, or any child-age friend or family member, I want you to envision the …

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16

Jun'15

Making the Same Mistakes as Our Loved Ones

It’s 10:30am and the girls are still in their pajamas. Actually, I’m still in my pajamas as well. This is …

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18

May'15

What’s Your Grief 101

Welcome to What’s Your Grief 101.  Today’s post is a bit of a guide, a place to start here at …

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20

Jan'15

Grief Support For Those Who Like to Listen: What’s Your Grief Podcast

Those who follow us on Facebook or who pay extra close attention to our sidebar (over to the right, silly) …

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30

Dec'14

Your Resolution Absolution

What will the next year bring? Most of you read What’s Your Grief because someone you love very deeply has …

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16

May'14

Reflections on ‘Mother’

Mother’s Day has passed and I suppose many of you were happy to see it go.  For those without a …

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12

May'14

Creating a Memorial Quilt: the inspiring work of Lori Mason

When we first saw Lori Mason’s memorial quilts we were blown away.  When we attempt to use a sewing machine …

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05

May'14

Grief Work: the grief theory of Erich Lindemann

If you have been following along with our series on different grief theories you may be wondering what the rhyme …

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25

Apr'14

Friday Favorite: The Family Lives On Foundation

We have been shaking things up on Friday Favorites lately, and today we’re expanding the feature into new territory – …

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16

Apr'14

Grief and Easter: Remembering Loved Ones

For me, Easter isn’t the first holiday that jumps to mind when discussing how hard grief can be on holidays …

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28

Mar'14

Friday Favorites: March 28, 2014

Extra! Extra!  Read all about it!  We’re back with our favorite grief articles from the week, etc. etc.  We hope …

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03

Mar'14

Grief in ‘Looking for Alaska’: A Grief Book Book Review

The recipe for a good vacation for me is a big pile of books.  Leaving for 10 days of vacation …

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05

Aug'13

The 8 Horcruxes of Grief: The Harry Potter Grief Model

Disclaimer: The grief model outlined below is completely unsubstantiated. The opinions expressed by the author in no way reflect the …

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13

Apr'20

What the Newly Bereaved Should Know

Today is April 13, 2020. People throughout our country and many parts of the world are keeping a safe distance …

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29

Aug'19

Times Like These, I Wish You Were Here

Times like these – when ‘I’m scared and worried – I wish you were here. When the seconds slow and …

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10

Jul'19

WYG’s Definition of Grief

We’ve written extensively about grief over the years. We’ve expanded and clarified; we’ve waxed poetic; and, yes, perhaps we’ve even …

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30

Jan'19

How to Cope When it Seems Like Everyone Wants to Forget

I recently read a quote from grief researcher and theorist Kenneth Doka that said: “All grief becomes disenfranchised over time.” …

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30

Jan'18

I Don’t Know Who I Am Anymore: grief and loss of identity

Identity is a funny thing.  The way we think of ourselves, how we define ourselves, the story we tell ourselves …

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28

Jun'16

5 Reasons Why it Can Be Hard to Cope With Loss

A few months ago we received an email asking us to explain the difference between “grieving” and “coping”.  Although these …

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27

Jan'16

When Your Best Friend Dies

We got an email last week from someone who lost a friend.  Not just any friend died, her best friend …

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07

Oct'15

Grief and The Fear of Letting Go

In the beginning, grief is a fog; a thick, dense, and never ending barrier between you and the world as you once knew it. At one …

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04

Aug'15

64 Myths About Grief That Just Need To STOP

Grief myths . . . they drive me crazy.  There are just so many of them, they come out in …

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01

Apr'15

Honoring and Remembering During Awareness Days, Weeks and Months

With only 12 months in a year, I am sure there are approximately 1,763 awareness months kicking off today (give …

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11

Nov'14

New Perspective on Old Traditions: Grief and the Holidays

Friends, the time has come. Gather up your emotional armor and summon all your strength for it is the holiday …

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28

Apr'14

Nostalgia and Yearning in Grief

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in …

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