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64 Tips for Coping With Forgetfulness in Grief

We've said it once, and we'll say it a million times: You're not losing your mind, you're just grieving. Yes, I know, your brain feels as dull as a butter knife these days. You lose your train of thought mid-sentence,

8 Tips for Remaining Present at the Holidays (While Grieving)

Ok, I'll confess: The reason why I'm writing about remaining present during the holiday season is personal. For the last few years, I've found myself caught in the following cycle: Those of you reading this post feel all sorts of

When Grief Gets Physical: Dealing with Physical Grief Symptoms

Of all the unimaginable aspects of grief, there is one thing we hear people say time and again that they really didn't expect: physical grief symptoms. Though they may be surprised by the intensity or type of emotions they experience,

Family Misunderstanding After a Death

Ahhhh, family. Family, family, family. Family can be great, but that's not what this post is about.  This post is about death and grief and all those times you've looked at a family member and said - "who are you?" "what are

Grieving the Death of a Sibling

The other day I asked our Facebook community to suggest resources for people who've experienced the death of a sibling.  Although some were able to make recommendations, many were quick to point out their struggle to find help and support

Grief Questions and Queries: You searched. We responded.

So, I don’t know how many of you out there understand the inner-workings of the Internet. In summary: It's complicated. When Litsa and I set out to create this blog, we knew nothing... and to this day it's a game

64 Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Once upon a time, I made this random list of 64 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief. In response, our readers shared about a zillion things they would add to the list. With December upon us, we've been

Grieving Before A Death: Understanding Anticipatory Grief

I spent a lot of time with my grandmother when I was growing up.  When I was young, before I started school, my grandmother watched me while my parents worked.  I have many fond memories of walking the alleys by

Grief Makes You Feel Like You’re Going Crazy

I'm afraid I've got some bad news for you; grief makes you feel like you're going crazy. In the beginning, you feel totally out of sorts - like lashing out at everyone, crying over everything, wearing the same sweatpants for