Search Results for: journaling

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, we had

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, in our current societies, and in our individual stories. Turn on the television, open a book, talk to

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

To Me, From You: Writing Letters From Those We've Lost

In grief (and in life), if you can no longer talk to someone you love, people will often advise you to write them a letter. Write a letter with the things you wish you'd told them. Or maybe an apology,

Growing Through Grief

Today we're welcoming WYG mental health intern Patricia Cole with a guest article about her personal story of growth through grief. A personal story of growing up through major loss and coming out the other side. The Beginning The transition

The First Birthday After the Death of a Loved One

I've always thought of birthdays as a mark that someone's grown a year older. For me, it's always seemed like birthdays are about age because we celebrate them on the exact day a person was born to recognize they've made