Search Results for "holidays"

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19

Dec'19

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

I’ll get straight to it – the reason why I’m writing about remaining present during the holiday season is personal. …

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11

Dec'19

7 Ways to Go Easy on Yourself While Grieving at the Holidays

If you’d like to hear our video summary, start here.  If not, hit pause and ease on down to the …

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24

Dec'16

Just Hold On…When Grieving at the Holidays

We want to take a minute (really, this will only take a minute) to remind you to hold on. Hold …

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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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10

Oct'16

Managing Grief on Holidays and Special Days

After someone important dies, holidays and special days are never the same again. Traditions, events, parties, songs, and decorations – …

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10

Oct'16

Managing Grief on Holidays and Special Days

After someone important dies, holidays and special days are never the same again. Traditions, events, parties, songs, and decorations – …

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09

Dec'15

6 Things to Consider Before You Skip the Holidays

So, you are thinking about skipping the holidays altogether. Let me assure you, you wouldn’t be the first and you …

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18

Nov'14

Holidays and Hardship: Will the kids be alright?

My pretty little girls with your sweet little curls, dreamy eyes, and snow globe-sized world; what I wouldn’t give to …

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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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07

Sep'14

A Practical Guide For Grieving During The Holidays

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11

Dec'13

Remembering Loved Ones During the Holidays: 19 practical suggestions

There’s no way around it – after someone important dies the holidays are never the same again. Traditions, events, parties, …

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04

Dec'13

A Practical Plan for Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

The main tenant of our Practical Guide for Grieving During the Holidays is the thought that one of the best ways to make …

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02

Dec'13

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.  …

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21

Dec'12

Practical Plan for Dealing with the Holidays After a Loss

One of the best ways to deal with the holidays after a loss is to plan ahead. Notice I say …

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22

Nov'19

Mom’s “Almighty” Rolls – Grief Recipe Stories

This grief recipe story is brought to us by Julia Walsh of Laguna Niguel. Julia shares: I am a teacher …

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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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21

Dec'18

Guilt and Grief During the Holiday Season

I’ve been feeling a little distracted this holiday season.  Maybe a little stressed.  Maybe a little numb.  I’m not feeling …

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25

Oct'18

Grief at Halloween: It’s Spooky Scary

I’m just going to say it, I don’t love Halloween. Please don’t be mad at me and TP my house or …

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21

Dec'17

Four Easy, Last-Minute Ideas For Memorializing Loved Ones This Holiday

Between the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the spontaneous fits of tears sparked by grief triggers everywhere, it …

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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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21

Nov'17

Grief at Thanksgiving: Gratitude with a grain of salt

I’ll go ahead and acknowledge the giant turkey in the room, Thanksgiving can be the pits for people who are …

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14

Nov'17

Hey Old Friend: reconnecting with people who matter

For a while now I have been thinking about the way people come in and out of our lives.  This …

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02

Nov'17

‘Comfort in warm memories’ holiday card – 10 pack

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02

Nov'17

Everyone Needs a Prayer

Those of you who follow WYG know that for the last few weeks we have been publishing guest posts from …

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19

May'17

The Uncanny Nature of Grief

If I asked you to list a hundred words that describe your grief, my guess is “uncanny” wouldn’t be one …

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26

Apr'17

Hey there grief-brain, I’m ignoring you today.

I am in a massive writing rut.  Wait, let me restate that.  I am in a massive rut that has …

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18

Apr'17

We interrupt your regularly scheduled grief support

Notice anything different about What’s Your Grief?  I’ll give you a hint – we got a makeover! It’s been a while …

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29

Dec'16

We Remember in 2016: Reader Remembrance Gallery

Litsa and I thought about writing an obligatory New Years post.  Maybe ‘Top ten posts to motivate you in 2017‘ or ‘WYG’s most popular …

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20

Dec'16

8 Tips For Supporting A Grieving Friend This Holiday

Most people don’t intentionally set out to be unsupportive of their grieving family and friends.  We know you may disagree, …

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07

Dec'16

Thinking About Thinking (and grief): Volume II

A while back I wrote a post about how your brain can’t always be trusted.  Sadly your brain can process …

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22

Nov'16

Surviving Thanksgiving: 6 tips for grievers

You hoped and prayed, you wished on a star, you stuck your head in the sand, you ignored your calendar, …

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09

Nov'16

‘May the memories of those we love shine brightly’ holiday card – 10 Pack

The holidays are a bittersweet reminder of those who are no longer with us to celebrate.  Whether you are grieving, know someone who is grieving, or are an organization that supports grievers, this What's Your Grief Holiday Card card reminds everyone to cherish the memories of those we've lost this holiday season.

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07

Nov'16

How to Support a Grieving Family Member or Friend: 6 Principles

It’s common to feel anxious and intimidated in the “grief support” role. This is one of the reasons why otherwise …

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15

Jun'16

An Open Letter From A Grieving Friend

Dear close friend who disappeared after someone I love died, Hey there.  It’s been a while since we talked, a …

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24

Dec'15

Holiday Grief: When The First Holiday Is NOT The Worst Holiday

the first holidays are NOT always the worst. Sometimes they are, sometimes they are not, but just know if this holiday is feeling even worse than the first holiday after your loss, that is totally normal. And when you think about why, it kinda makes sense, so read on.

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22

Dec'15

10 Times Grief Made you Cry this Holiday Season

It seems like the older I get, the more happy-sad life becomes.  Happy-sad is my new favorite grief saying and …

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17

Dec'15

16 Ideas for Creating New Holiday Tradition After a Death

Someone you love has died and now the holidays will never be the same. I’m sorry to put this so …

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01

Dec'15

Everything You Wish You Didn’t Need To Know About Holiday Grief

We all wish we weren’t members of this terrible club where socks bring you to tears at Target, where you …

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17

Nov'15

‘Tis the Season for Grief-Related Social Anxiety

Part of my self-care regime is reading The Onion articles whenever possible.  I don’t know what it is, their headlines just …

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24

Sep'15

State of What’s Your Grief: Updates and Announcements

Approximately once a year, Litsa and I take a break from grief support in order to give a little ‘State of …

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18

Aug'15

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. …

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07

May'15

Sharing Memories on Mother’s Day

Last year around Mother’s Day I read an article that has really stuck with me called Dear Kids by John …

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16

Apr'15

Grief Meets The Smart Phone

It won’t be news to any of you when I say that while you are grieving you can be doing …

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03

Mar'15

8 Reasons why Winter is the Worst (for grievers)

What’s cold, icy, really uncomfortable, and sometimes makes you sad? Gosh darn winter, that’s what. You can spare me your …

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12

Feb'15

Dear Love: Healing Through Writing Letters

A letter from the influential physicist, Richard Feynman, to his high-school sweetheart and wife, Arline Feynman.   From Letters of …

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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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24

Dec'14

The Art of Regrouping (aka it’s not a Hallmark movie Charlie Brown)

Late the night before Thanksgiving I got a call from my mom, who explained that she slipped and fell down …

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18

Dec'14

You’re Not a Grinch, You’re Just Grieving

I would like to take a moment to stand up in defense of holiday villains. You know who I mean, …

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04

Dec'14

A Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Grievers

Whether you are shopping as a griever or for a griever (or both!), shopping at the holidays can be tough. …

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02

Dec'14

Holiday Music Out of Key: When songs become sad

My Christmas season starts with a quiet tradition; it’s one I picked up from my mother although it was never …

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26

Nov'14

Holiday Togetherness Game Plan: 11 tips for taking a time out

Alright, let’s have a quick pre-holiday huddle to discuss your game plan for tomorrow.  Not where you’re going to celebrate or …

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04

Nov'14

Grief and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

When my 5-year-old daughter is tired it’s obvious to everyone but her. As far as she’s concerned, everything is awful.   Nothing …

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30

Oct'14

Comings and Goings

We have been pretty busy lately with all sorts of random WYG projects and life in general. If you don’t …

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27

Oct'14

13 Questions with a WYG Reader: Roni and Ron

Litsa and I write on WYG about our personal grief experiences with regularity.  We talk about our grief so much that I’m …

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19

Sep'14

Dear Readers: Growth and Grief Resources

Dear Readers, I want to take a moment to write this quick and humble update. Quick because we’re talking about …

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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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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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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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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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12

Feb'14

Good Grief Scrapbooking for the Artistically Challenged

Valentine’s Day is not at the top of our favorite holiday list around here, grief or no grief.  If facing …

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10

Feb'14

Grief and Valentine’s Day

I don’t want to alarm you, but I just had a look at the calendar, and it’s almost Valentine’s Day. …

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08

Jan'14

Speaking Up About Grief: Vol 8

We do a monthly feature here on WYG, which many of you know and love (okay, at least we know …

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30

Dec'13

64 New Years Resolutions for Grievers

Like many, I have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions.  On the one hand, they can be a great kick …

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23

Dec'13

5 Tips: Surviving Tradition for the Children’s Sake

After a family member dies it’s common for adults to feel they have to engage in holiday ritual and tradition …

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20

Dec'13

Friday Favorites: December 20th 2013

Hello internets!  TGI ‘Friday Favorites’.  I’m starting to think calling these ‘grief related’ articles is a bit of a stretch; …

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13

Dec'13

Happy Blog-i-versary to What’s Your Grief!!

That’s right, this Sunday, December 15th, marks our 1 year BLOGIVERSARY!  Holy moly, we can scarcely believe it. Don’t worry …

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09

Dec'13

Understanding Grief, Alcohol and Your Brain

When the holidays roll around it is an especially painful time of year for those of us who are grieving. …

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21

Nov'13

A Thanksgiving Grief Activity for Kids (and grown-ups)

We have tons of ideas for remembering deceased loved ones at the holidays. We have suggestions for creating a practical plan for …

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11

Nov'13

Thanksgiving Grief: Finding Gratitude When You’re Anything but Grateful

Up until now, I have been in full-on denial about the holidays approaching. But Halloween has come and gone. My …

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28

Oct'13

Coping with a Loved One’s Death Anniversary: 30 Ideas

My mother’s death anniversary was this past week, October 23rd to be exact. As soon as the fall weather hit, I …

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07

Oct'13

64 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief

We think about grief a lot around here – we write about types of grief, grief theory, personal reflections, creative …

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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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12

Jun'13

Father’s Day Sulking Without Apology

No two ways about it, Father’s Day is pretty much my least favorite holiday. In fact, I pretty much hate …

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27

May'13

Putting the ‘Memorial’ back in Memorial Day

The first November I lived in England I was overwhelmed by the appearance of poppy pins everywhere.  Everywhere you looked …

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06

May'13

A Letter to My Daughters on Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day After a Death

Dear Girls, You are probably vaguely aware that Mother’s Day is on Sunday. I want you to know I love …

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31

Mar'13

Weekend Edition: March 31, 2013

It’s Sunday! Time for WYG’s Weekend Edition, where we share great grief stuff from around the web. Nancy Berns on the Space …

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04

Mar'13

Crying In Public (aka sometimes socks are sad)

Sometimes you are in a store and you start to cry, uncontrollably.  A small child standing nearby says to her mom “why …

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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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23

Jan'13

Grief Tug of War: Holding on to Memories as Long as We Can

I am kind of a preservationist.  And by ‘kind of’ I mean only in my imagination.  You see, I am …

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30

Dec'12

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Grievers

If you’re considering making a New Year’s resolution this year, there are quite a few you can choose that will …

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27

Dec'12

Playing Cards and Keeping Memories Alive

Six years ago, when we started spending Christmas with my husband’s family, his mom was very concerned that I was …

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15

Dec'12

Supporting a Friend After a Loss

Your friend has experienced a significant loss. You want to help, but you’re not sure where to begin. My guess …

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