All posts by Eleanor Haley

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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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14

Jul'16

Grief is Love

What is grief in relation to love? Quite often I think they’re the same thing. When people think of love …

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12

Jul'16

The Moments that Matter: Looking at life in hindsight

I didn’t have a meaningful moment with my mother before she died. Well, that’s not true, my life with her was filled …

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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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21

Jun'16

Death, Grief, and Shattered Assumptions

“Some people’s lives seem to flow in a narrative; mine had many stops and starts. That’s what trauma does. It …

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02

Jun'16

Questions of Life, Mortality and Grief

Existential angst and death anxiety run in my blood.  I think I get it from my Dad’s side of the …

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17

May'16

Grieving a Suicide Death

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 there were 41,149 suicides in the United States.  This rate is …

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05

May'16

17 Posts to Help you Cope With Mother’s Day Grief

We’ve written quite a few posts related to Mother’s Day. I guess because Mother’s Day relentlessly happens once or year and …

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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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26

Apr'16

Being there for Grieving Friends and Family: Support vs. Comfort

First and foremost, please allow me to explain what’s happening with this post. For those of you who don’t know, …

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21

Apr'16

What is Normal in Grief?

Here’s a test question for you: Which of the following grief related behaviors is abnormal? A.  A father who visits his son’s …

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12

Apr'16

Your Guide to Assessing Online Grief Support

The Internet can be an amazing source of information, inspiration, and community for people who are grieving.  One can turn to …

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