Emotion

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Feb'15

Mourning the Past While Living in the Present

Last night I fell asleep trying to piece together the fragments of a memory. It was a summer evening at …

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17

Feb'15

Understanding Avoidance in Grief

Avoidance is an important concept for grievers to understand.  Some of you may remember we briefly touched on this subject when …

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11

Dec'14

The Utility of Laughter in Times of Grief

Among the kinds of coping you expect to see from a griever, the reaction that seems to surprise people the …

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21

Oct'14

Grief Triggers and Positive Memory: A Continuum

Central New York, where I grew up, overachieves when it comes to cold weather seasons.   I won’t even get started …

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14

Oct'14

Grief and Isolation

10 signs you’ve been spending too much time alone: 1.  Your laundry basket is filled with a soft pile of …

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25

Sep'14

Grief, Emotion & Major Life Decisions

I should start out by saying this post is not about some disastrous decision I made while grieving, so don’t …

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15

Sep'14

64 Thoughts on Individual Worth and Forgiveness

Litsa and I have been promising a forgiveness post for months now.  No one has specifically asked for this particular …

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08

Sep'14

Dear Daughter: Mourning lost memories

Dear Daughter, You will be 5 in a few short days. You’re starting pre-school, you’re learning your letters, you can …

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24

Jul'14

Guilt and Grief: coping with the shoulda, woulda, couldas

When my dad died I remember well the intense guilt I had in the months that followed.  Though his death …

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07

May'14

Mother’s Day Grief: Life without a mother’s love

Most parents with young children have some kind of a nighttime routine. My own household is far from regimented, but we …

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28

Apr'14

Nostalgia and Yearning in Grief

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in …

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26

Mar'14

All About Anger: The good, the bad, and the self-loathing

I originally intended today’s post to be about forgiveness. You know how sometimes you learn a new word like kerfuffle …

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