Coping with Grief

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Mar'19

7 Ways to Treat Yourself With Kindness While Grieving

A while ago, we wrote an article about the need for self-compassion in grief.  At the time, we defined self-compassion …

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30

Jan'19

How to Cope When it Seems Like Everyone Wants to Forget

I recently read a quote from grief researcher and theorist Kenneth Doka that said: “All grief becomes disenfranchised over time” …

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17

Jul'18

Cry It Out With WYG’s Ultimate Grief Playlist

When my first serious boyfriend broke up with me the summer after I graduated high school, I was thoroughly and completely …

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01

Jun'18

The Summer of PERMA: a wyg coping challenge

WELCOME TO THE SUMMER OF PERMA!!!! Are you ready? Are you excited? Hmm . . . I’m guessing no.  I’m …

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May'18

The Need for Self-Compassion in Grief

Imagine you’re talking to a close friend who is grieving and she tells you she’s frustrated because she doesn’t think …

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18

Apr'18

I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Coping with Grief Without Saying a Word

I may be betraying my trade as a mental health professional to admit that, personally, I’m not much for counseling …

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10

Apr'18

What’s Your Memory? Remembering Everyday Moments

What are your memories of your loved one like? I suppose that’s a personal question, you don’t have to answer …

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29

Mar'18

Thanks For The Offer, But I Don’t Know What I Need!

We’ve all heard it before, from the well-meaning, tilted-head friends at the funeral and in the weeks to follow: “Let …

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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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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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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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