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ways to get in touch with grief

4 Ways to Get In Touch With Your Grief

A few weeks ago, we published a post about absent grief (i.e., feeling like you're not grieving as much as…
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benefits of grief journaling

5 Benefits of Grief Journaling

Journaling is one of WYG's favorite, go-to, grief coping methods for many reasons. First, it offers you a simple way…
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How to Cope When it Seems Like Everyone Wants to Forget

How to Cope When It Seems Like Everyone Wants to Forget

I recently read a quote from grief researcher and theorist Kenneth Doka: "All grief becomes disenfranchised over time." I actually…
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Grieving with a "Higher Power"

Grieving With A "Higher Power"

  • General
  • Litsa Williams
C.S. Lewis famously wrote: “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” I’ve often thought all grieving…
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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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The Path

by Erik Boone Every night, I stayed with my dad as he slowly transitioned. He was in hospice. In the…
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I Don't Want to Talk About It: Coping with Grief Without Saying a Word

"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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Tell Two Jokes and Call me in the Morning: How Humor Helped my Family Grieve

We are working on some projects over here at the WYG headquarters (otherwise known as 'whatever coffee shop we wandered…
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Using Defense Mechanisms in Grief

Defense mechanisms refer to behaviors used to protect oneself from unpleasant thoughts and emotions like guilt, anger, shame, and jealousy. Some…
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