All posts by Eleanor Haley

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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25

May'17

Grief is like…

Grief is not an illness – physical or psychological – but sometimes it feels like one. Its onset causes an overwhelming …

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11

May'17

The Link Between Hardship and Creative Expression

  Although Litsa and I are different in many ways, one thing we’ve always had in common is a love …

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09

May'17

A Mother’s Chorus: Grieving a Child on Mother’s Day

A few days ago, we reached out to our readers and asked for their help writing a post in anticipation …

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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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20

Apr'17

Who’s in Charge Here? Coping with loss of control

Grief isn’t an emotional experience, it’s an entire paradigm shift.  When something bad happens that’s beyond a person’s control, like …

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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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23

Mar'17

The Grief Coaster: Understanding stress in grief

Stress is a given, whether it’s experienced in response to major life events or minor everyday occurrences. When life is …

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14

Mar'17

Yearning in Grief and Loss

I’m a yearner; always have been and always will be. I ache for days and moments that exist only in …

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23

Feb'17

Using Defense Mechanisms in Grief

Defense mechanisms refer to behaviors used to protect oneself from unpleasant thoughts and emotions like guilt, anger, shame, and jealousy. Some …

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09

Feb'17

“I should have known…”: Understanding Hindsight Bias in Grief

People have a natural tendency to sift through the ashes of tragedy in search of explanations. To quote Holocaust survivor …

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24

Jan'17

Coping with the Conflicting Emotions of Grief

How are you feeling today? Yes…you. It’s a simple question. You’re asked a version of it every day. You know …

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