Archive for Grief Brain & Thought Processes

Grief Signs and the Frequency Illusion

Over the last few years I’ve had several friends die, all completely unexpectedly. I’ve been thinking a lot about the…
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forgetfulness in grief

64 Tips for Coping With Forgetfulness in Grief

We've said it once, and we'll say it a million times: You're not losing your mind, you're just grieving. Yes,…
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Grief and Concentration: 8 Tips for Coping With an Inability to Focus

Grief and Concentration: 8 Tips for Coping with an Inability to Focus

You’re sitting at your desk at work and suddenly realize you have been staring at the wall—lost in thought or…
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grief brain

Hey There Grief Brain, I’m Ignoring You Today.

I am in a massive writing rut. Wait, let me restate that. I am in a massive rut that has impacted my…
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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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hindsight bias in grief

“I should have known…”: Understanding Hindsight Bias in Grief

  • General
  • Eleanor Haley
People have a natural tendency to sift through the ashes of tragedy in search of explanations. To quote Holocaust survivor…
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Thinking About Thinking (and grief): Volume II

A while back I wrote a post about how your brain can't always be trusted.  Sadly your brain can process…
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Thinking About Thinking (and Grief)

We have talked many a time here about how grief can make you feel a bit like you're losing it.…
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Problem Solving Grief

Grief isn't a problem that can be solved. I want to make sure we're all clear on this before proceeding.…
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