All posts by Litsa Williams

30

Jan'13

How to Give Away the ‘Give Away’ Pile: Selling and Donating Old Items

In our last post we discussed the overwhelming task of going through your loved ones belongings.  If you missed it …

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28

Jan'13

Dealing with Stuff (literally): sorting through a loved ones belongings

When my grandmother died she had lived in the same house for over fifty years.  It was the house where …

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25

Jan'13

Memorials Large and Small: Real People Remembering Loved Ones

We have been talking this week about holding on to memories.  Though the pain of loss seems impossible, people somehow …

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18

Jan'13

What Not To Say part II: Guilt and Grief

We posted a couple weeks ago about what not to say to someone grieving.  In case you missed it, our …

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16

Jan'13

After a Suicide Death: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids

“Kids are resilient”.  It is a phrase you have undoubtedly heard if you have had the misfortune of supporting a …

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11

Jan'13

End of Life Wishes and Conversations

The other day my husband and I were in the car and Into the Mystic came on the radio.  Exchange …

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04

Jan'13

What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Grieving

  So often we find ourselves stressing out about saying the right thing to a friend or family member who …

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02

Jan'13

Recreating Family Recipes: an epic fail?

Most people who know me know I have never been a holiday person (I was one of those kids who …

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29

Dec'12

The Disappearance: A Primer of Loss

Written nearly twelve years after her four and seven year old daughters were killed in a car accident in France, …

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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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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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16

Dec'12

Seeking Professional Grief Support: The nuts and bolts

“I think I could benefit from some professional help”. Sounds easy enough, right? Over the past weeks, months or years …

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