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25

Aug'15

32 (More) Books About Grief

A few weeks ago, we put together the first half of a book list about death and grief. Today, we’re finally …

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04

Jun'15

32 Books About Grief

Well, we’ve gotten a bit carried away…again.  Our intention was to provide you with a list of 64 memoirs or novels about death …

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05

Mar'15

64 Children’s Books About Death and Grief

When grief hits a family, children often become the focus – how to talk to them about death, how to …

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10

Jul'13

Grief Activity Books for Kids 3-9

There is no question that one of the most common concerns we hear from grieving parents is how to support …

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25

Nov'19

Why Is My Grief Worse At Night?

When we wrote about why, for some, grief feels worse in the morning, we knew that we would immediately have …

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30

Oct'19

Grief Recipe Stories: All Saints’ Day Feast

This grief recipe story is brought to you by Mandy Berrell of Atlanta, GA. Mandy shares with us that she …

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17

Sep'19

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 …

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15

Aug'19

5 Benefits of Grief Journaling

Journaling is one of WYG’s favorite, go-to, grief coping methods for many reasons. First, it offers you a simple way …

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23

Aug'18

WYG Grief Resource Roundup [August 2018]

Well, I must say, it’s a beautiful day in Baltimore. Here on the East Coast, the temperature is cooling down, …

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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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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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17

Oct'17

Photographing Grief: Photos and reflections from friends of WYG

As some of you know, throughout this month we will be sharing content submitted by guest contributors.  We have a …

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30

Aug'17

Deconstruction/Reconstruction: WYG’s Fav New Teen Grief Journal

We are really excited to let you know about a new grief resource for grieving teens that came out this …

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02

May'17

What they meant to say: Looking beyond hurtful comments in grief

I want to be upfront with you. This post is about giving the benefit of the doubt to people who …

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03

Mar'17

February Feelings: In Photographs On Photogrief

If you are a WYG regular you probably know about PhotoGrief. But in case you aren’t a regular or you …

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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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12

Oct'16

Thinking About Thinking (and Grief)

We have talked many a time here about how grief can make you feel a bit like you’re losing it. …

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13

Sep'16

Anxiety in Grief

Think of something that scares you. Perhaps it’s the thought of giving a speech in front of a crowd, taking …

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01

Sep'16

Creating Grief Support Spaces

You know, life is hard. Well…I know you know life is hard…but let me say it anyways. Life is hard …

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24

Aug'16

Eight Times Grief Made Me Feel Ugly, Mean, or Crazy

Society has created this narrative that idealizes the idea of grieving with grace.  You have probably seen it in the …

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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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17

Mar'16

Making Time for Grief During Pregnancy

Today we’d like to welcome guest author Dana Schwartz to discuss what she has learned from her experience grieving during pregnancy. …

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09

Feb'16

The Reality of Growth and Grief: where the hell is my rainbow?

If you regularly read WYG you might have noticed that Eleanor and I can be a wee bit pessimistic from time to …

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23

Oct'15

Buddha, Nietzsche and Grief

Many moons ago I wrote a post about how philosophy became my primary grief support when I was in college.  …

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20

Aug'15

In Defense of the Grief Selfie

Once upon a time, many moons ago, Eleanor wrote an amazing post about self-portraits.  In that post, in case you …

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07

Jul'15

Internet Grief Support: With the good comes the bad

Obviously, we are big proponents of grief support on the internet…because WYG offers grief support on the internet, keep up …

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01

Jul'15

Grief Art Journaling for the Artistically Challenged

Those of you who follow WYG may have noticed a pretty glaring oversight during the month of June.  Father’s Day …

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26

Mar'15

Grief Support Groups: Positives and Pitfalls

The suggestion to “check out a grief support group” seems to be indiscriminately offered to people after the death of a loved one. …

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24

Mar'15

Grief and Forgiveness: Part One

I can’t remember when we first promised a post on grief and forgiveness and I couldn’t bring myself to look …

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16

Jan'15

Grief After Abortion: healing from unspoken loss

There are posts that we write here on WYG that travel like wildfire.  In the course of a day or …

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15

Dec'14

The Cost of Good Grief Support: We need your help

How long have you been a reader of What’s Your Grief? One year? A couple months? Two weeks? A day? …

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23

Sep'14

Grief Theory 101: The Dual Process Model of Grief

Those of you who love love LOVE WYG’s grief theory posts have probably been a little frustrated lately. After scouring …

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07

May'14

Mother’s Day Grief: Life without a mother’s love

Most parents with young children have some kind of a nighttime routine. My own household is far from regimented, but we …

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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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03

Apr'14

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. …

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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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18

Dec'13

Six Books for Grieving Teenagers

It is a little terrifying when you realize time is escaping you. I was going to start this post by …

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14

Oct'13

8 Great Comics About Grief (seriously)

In our Friday Favorites a couple weeks ago we shared a great buzzfeed post of 21 Comics that Capture the …

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25

Sep'13

The Evolving Emotions of Grief: an art journal activity for grievers

As you know if you spend any time hanging out around here, we are huge proponents of journaling as a …

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18

Sep'13

Speaking Up About Grief, Vol. 7

When you are in the grocery line and you see those magazines with a cover story featuring celebrities without their …

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16

Sep'13

Helping a Teenager Deal with Grief

It’s difficult to sum up how to support a child or teenager without being overly general because, just like big wrinkly …

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06

Aug'13

Introverts and Grief: Exits are to the front and rear of the funeral home

You know those emergency exit announcements they make whenever you’re in a crowded place? Ladies and gentlemen, please note the …

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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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08

Jul'13

Disen-whaaaat?? Understanding Disenfranchised Grief

Disenfranchised grief: you may have heard this term thrown around and wondered what it is all about. Disenfranchised grief is …

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26

Jun'13

Grief and Baking a Cake

26 was a number I always liked as a kid. My sister and I were both born on the 26th.   …

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14

Jun'13

DIY Grief Journal: Learn from my mistakes

Here are a few things I do well… 1. Remember the words to songs 2. Make children laugh 3. Forgive …

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08

Apr'13

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 …

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05

Apr'13

Grief and Pinterest

Pop Quiz!  What are some tools for exploring grief?  Go. Therapy?  Of course.  Support groups?  Yup.  Journaling?  For sure.  Art?  Definitely.  …

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25

Mar'13

Self-care in Grief: The Myth of Keeping Busy

I am very excited to introduce today’s guest author, Nick Frye.  I’ve known Nick since my ‘Tests and Assessments’ course …

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15

Mar'13

Grief Journals: should picking a grief journal really be this complicated?

Journaling is a tried and true coping tool for exploring grief, as well as other complicated emotions.  Why does it …

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22

Feb'13

Speaking Up About Grief

I am going to clue you guys in on a little secret:  here at WYG we talk about grief and …

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04

Feb'13

Grief and Mindfulness: spending time in the present

I was worried that if I posted on mindfulness and grief you might get the impression I am a new-age, …

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15

Dec'12

Normal Grief vs Not-So-Normal Grief

Though I have done no official research, I feel fairly sure most people who experience a significant loss go through …

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07

Apr'15

Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: a guide for parents and caregivers

Back in August of 2014, when millions of people collectively gasped and grieved the tragic and unexpected death of Robin …

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24

May'13

When Kids Can’t Remember: Am I Like My Daddy?

Back in early April, Eleanor posted about the results of a survey in which people were asked if they would …

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27

Mar'20

When You Can’t Be With A Dying Family Member

It’s a new world we live, one of the difficult restrictions that protect our health and safety. As we struggle …

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12

Mar'20

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Coronavirus

Our thoughts go out to the many family members who have already lost loved ones to the coronavirus. Even if …

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17

Dec'19

Love and Loss Entwined: A Holiday Cookie Twist

By Joni Sensel Joni is the author of more than a dozen books, including several for teens, and writes frequently …

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10

Sep'19

Talking to Kids About Mass Tragedies and Other Events

I’m in my late 30’s which means I grew up pre-internet, at a time when it wasn’t unheard of to …

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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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27

Oct'17

Trust Me As I Grieve

We continue this month with a little help from our grief-friends.  Today we have a post from Laura Abbruzzese, a child …

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26

Jul'17

NFFF Parenting and Self-Care While Grieving Notes

Thank you so much for attending the Parenting While Grieving and Self-Care sessions with us in Denver!  As promised, below …

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11

Jul'17

NAGC 2017: “Secure Your Own Mask First” Presentation

Thanks to all of you who attended our session at the 2017 National Alliance for Grieving Children Symposium on Parenting …

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06

Jun'17

A Balanced Approach to Coping With Life After Loss

When coping with grief, it’s logical to prioritize managing the distressing thoughts and emotions that have become a part of …

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10

Apr'17

Widowed Dads: A Resource Round-Up

Losing a spouse comes with challenges no matter the circumstances, something we have talked about before .  But one specific type …

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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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22

Sep'16

Winter is Coming: 64 tips for grieving through the winter blues

Weather can have a real impact on mood and coping, whether you like it or not.  There are those of …

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19

Jul'16

More Than Just a Teapot: The items that connect past and present

The acorn necklace my sister, Jessie, gave me the Christmas after my mom died is in this twisted, tangled mess …

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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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25

Jun'16

The Smart Parent’s Guide to Supporting Grieving Children

Eleanor and I have been sitting around sulking because our shoestring budget prevented us from attending the National Alliance for …

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03

May'16

Lessons My Mother Never Taught Me

I’m writing this post from my front porch where I’m watching my almost nine-year-old daughter, Evelyn, teach my six-year-old daughter, Virginia …

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13

Jun'15

9 Creative Ways to Preserve Handwriting

My dad had the most perfect penmanship.  He attributed it to his Catholic school education, the nuns beat it into …

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13

Jan'15

Parenting While Grieving

When it comes to parenting, humans are a protective bunch. I feel qualified to say this as I am the …

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30

Sep'14

The Ideal of Grieving Well

It seems crazy to think that the world would keep on spinning after someone you love dies. Yet, on the …

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10

Sep'14

Keep In Touch: how to maintain relationships after a death

A couple years ago (almost exactly two years ago, in fact) the mom of one of my best friends died.  …

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08

Sep'14

Dear Daughter: Mourning lost memories

Dear Daughter, You will be 5 in a few short days. You’re starting pre-school, you’re learning your letters, you can …

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27

Aug'14

So Much For Happily Ever After: When life doesn’t turn out the way you planned

Although I like books, I haven’t authored a single grief book review for What’s Your Grief. Book reviews are Litsa’s …

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08

Jun'14

The Fault In Our Stars: A WYG Review

When I decided to go see The Fault In Our Stars the day it opened in theaters I should have …

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14

Apr'14

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 …

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21

Mar'14

Friday Favorites Goes List Crazy

This week we published yet another 64 list, 64 More Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief.  This was …

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17

Mar'14

Saying Goodbye to a Home and Grieving Places Past

My grandmother belonged in her home like a doll in her dollhouse. Each article of clothing, piece of furniture, and …

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24

Feb'14

64 Self-Care Ideas for People Who Are Grieving

Self-care is a lot like flossing, you know you should do it regularly, but most people don’t. Why?  Probably because …

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29

Jan'14

8 Guilt-Free Alternatives to a Funeral

Monday we tackled a reader question about whether it is ‘wrong’ not to have a funeral.  Like with so much …

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23

Oct'13

Litsa and Eleanor build a Day of the Dead Altar

Because..why not? Actually, that’s not why. Here’s why… First of all, do you know what ‘Day of the Dead’ is? …

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21

Oct'13

Coping With Cooking After a Death

It just seems unfair that when you lose a spouse you are left with the unbearable pain of grief and …

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18

Aug'13

Weekend Edition: August 18, 2013

Time for our weekly wrap up of interesting grief stuff we saw, loved, and wanted to share. Anders Nilsen: drawing …

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28

Jul'13

Weekend Edition: July 28, 2013

“… millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” ― Susan Ertz It’s …

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10

Jun'13

Meaningful Grieving After Pregnancy Loss

We want to welcome Hannah Mirmiran back to ‘What’s Your Grief’ to continue our discussion about grieving after pregnancy loss. …

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19

Apr'13

Your Wedding Day after a Loss

In case regular days aren’t tough enough, big life events can be especially painful reminders of people we have lost.  …

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14

Apr'13

Weekend Edition: April 14th

Extra, extra!  Read all about it.  It’s time for us to distill the hours we’ve spent on the internet reading …

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11

Mar'13

The Impact of Death on Life

I guess I’m probably one of the lucky ones.  I was a complete stranger to tragedy well into my twenties. …

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05

Mar'13

Self-Portraits: Expressing Emotion Through Art

I don’t particularly enjoy talking about my feelings, not unless there’s a punch line involved. I am happy to express …

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27

Feb'13

What to Send to a Funeral Instead of Flowers

When my dad died there were more flower arrangements at the funeral home than we could count.  We were overwhelmed …

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25

Feb'13

Self-Care for the Rest of Us

Self-Care is a phrase thrown around quite a bit in the mental health field. As in, self-care is important for …

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07

Feb'13

The Woman of the House: The Death of an In-law

by Laura Davies When a woman gets married, she not only becomes a wife.  She also becomes the woman of …

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30

Jan'13

How to Give Away the ‘Give Away’ Pile: Selling and Donating Old Items

In our last post we discussed the overwhelming task of going through your loved ones belongings.  If you missed it …

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28

Jan'13

Dealing with Stuff (literally): sorting through a loved ones belongings

When my grandmother died she had lived in the same house for over fifty years.  It was the house where …

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16

Jan'13

After a Suicide Death: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids

“Kids are resilient”.  It is a phrase you have undoubtedly heard if you have had the misfortune of supporting a …

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09

Jan'13

Does time heal all wounds?

I’m not sure when it happens, I guess for everyone it’s different.  What day was it when I stopped remembering …

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29

Dec'12

The Disappearance: A Primer of Loss

Written nearly twelve years after her four and seven-year-old daughters were killed in a car accident in France, Genevieve Jurgensen’s …

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