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21

Mar'18

Grief and Oral History: keeping memories alive

Almost every time I delete a voicemail from someone I love I have a thought that some might consider morbid: …

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08

Mar'18

When Feeling Okay Feels Wrong

I look at grief as more of a frienemy than anything else. To be honest, it’s been this way since …

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22

Feb'18

What is ‘Found Family’?

This morning we held a workshop on coping with loss. I know, it’s a very broad topic, but we planned …

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14

Feb'18

A Grief Concept You Should Care About: Continuing Bonds

I’ve always thought of continuing bonds as an ‘a-ha’ grief concept. As in…  “A-ha! That makes so much sense.” “A-ha! …

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10

Feb'18

This Is What Social Isolation Looks Like

It’s winter.  It’s cold.  It’s dark.  I’ve been socially isolating.  There, I said it. I’m guessing I might not be …

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30

Jan'18

I Don’t Know Who I Am Anymore: grief and loss of identity

Identity is a funny thing.  The way we think of ourselves, how we define ourselves, the story we tell ourselves …

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17

Jan'18

Grief Support Gone Wrong: When You’re Beyond Second Chances

Nothing puts a person’s support system to the test quite like a crisis. When the clouds of hardship dull the …

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12

Jan'18

When Grief Goes From Just Plain Miserable to Problematic

Addressing the question of what’s “normal” or “expected” in grief is part and parcel of working in the field of grief and bereavement. Nevertheless, …

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04

Jan'18

The more we learn about grief, the less we know

Dear Readers, Some of you may have noticed, most of you probably didn’t, that we skipped our annual anniversary/state-of-the-blog/thanks-for-your-support/request-for-donations post …

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21

Dec'17

Four Easy, Last-Minute Ideas For Memorializing Loved Ones This Holiday

If you’re like me, you can’t believe the holidays are here.  Between the hustle and bustle of the holiday season …

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12

Dec'17

Nighttime Rumination in Grief

Some nights feel like an abyss.  It starts small, with a thought or a memory or a worry that cracks …

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06

Dec'17

Sending Holiday Cards After A Death: the great debate

After losing a loved one there are approximately a million holiday grief challenges that arise.  From bursting into tears in …

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