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30-Day Grief Journaling Course

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 to cope that requires only a pen and paper (or computer or tablet). Second, it doesn't require you to 'talk it

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 came and went and we didn’t do a single new article about it.  We reposted old articles on social media,

Growth from Grief (and a Journaling Exercise)

There is a lot of pain in this world. This is a truth that’s impossible to ignore. It’s everywhere - in our collective history, current societies, and individual stories - turn on the TV, open a book, talk to your

Six-Word Stories, Statements, and Exclamations: A Journaling Exercise

Legend has it that famous author Ernest Hemingway, out to lunch at the Algonquin, bet a table full of fellow writers he could write a short story in just 6 words. His companions had their doubts and wagered 10 dollars each to

Support System Superlatives: A Journaling Exercise

You've probably heard this phrase a few hundred times since your loved one's death... Let me know if there's anything I can do. Expert advice suggests that those wishing to support grieving individuals should not make such generalized offers because

Struggling to Remember the Past

Fourteen years after my mother's death, I find I'm not only grieving her but also my memory of her. I mean that literally, as in, I'm grieving the loss of actual memories as I struggle to really remember her in any tangible

Supporting Shattered Worlds View presentation slides References and Resources: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Posttraumatic Growth in Adults Bereaved by Suicide Complicated grief and related bereavement issues for DSM-5 (Shear et al, 2011) Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of

What Happened to Best Friends Forever? Grieving The Loss of a Living Friend

The loss of a living friend feels especially relevant right now. Sure, breaking up with a friend has always been hard to do, but 2020 seems to be a banner year for the disintegration of relationships. I blame the giant