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Why do People Think we Move On After Death?

I always wanted an imaginary friend as a child, but my mind wouldn't stretch far enough. I envied kids who…
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A Grief Concept You Should Care About: Continuing Bonds

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! I…
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More Than Just a Teapot: The Items that Connect Past to Present

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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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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Grief is More Than Sadness

Grief Is More Than Sadness

There are a lot of things we love about writing a grief blog—but if I had to pick one of…
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How Do I Use a Belt Sander & Other Questions for my Dead Dad

How Do I Use A Belt Sander & Other Questions For My (Dead) Dad

You love someone who's died, right? I mean, if you read or follow What's Your Grief, that seems like a…
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Ongoing Relationships With Those who Have Died

I cling to scraps of my mother.  I'll take anything I can get. I’ve extracted all that I can from my…
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Making the Same Mistakes as Our Loved Ones

Making the Same Mistakes as Our Loved Ones

It's 10:30am and the girls are still in their pajamas. Actually, I'm still in my pajamas as well. This is…
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9 Creative Ways to Preserve Handwriting

9 Creative Ways to Preserve Handwriting

My dad had the most perfect penmanship. He attributed it to his Catholic school education: "The nuns beat it into me,"…
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