Archive for Coping Tools

warning: the side effects of exploring grief

The Side Effects of Exploring Grief

I’m pretty sure when a doctor prescribes medication to a patient, they’re supposed to discuss the potential side effects with…
Read More
man giving thumbs up: "I'm fine... That's why I'm giving you two thumbs up!"

The Facade of “I’m Fine” and What to Do About It

Today's post is brought to you by none other than the one and only Nick Frye, LCPC.  Nick is a…
Read More
"Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends"

Support System Superlatives: A Journaling Exercise

You've probably heard this phrase a few hundred times since your loved one's death... Let me know if there's anything…
Read More
found poem:I think of you and I'm haunted So often feel little and vulnerable I would change fate for one more embrace Another eternity

Beautiful Pain: Found Poems and Creative Healing

Show of hands, who's heard of 'found poems'?   Ahhh I see some of you aren't acquainted.  Here's a simple…
Read More
grave grief and photography

Coping with Death: Grief and Photography

There are times when we want to express and explore our emotions and experiences, but we really don't want to…
Read More
grief and mindfulness

Grief and Mindfulness: Spending Time in the Present

I was worried that if I posted on mindfulness and grief you might get the impression I am a new-age,…
Read More
See All Posts