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Valentine’s Day grief, in six words

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  • Litsa Williams
We asked and you answered (as you always do!). We challenged you to share your six-word story about Valentine's Day…
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Grief in Six Words: A New Site by WYG

Grief In Six Words: A New Site by WYG

If you're a long-time WYG grief-friend, you know that Eleanor and I looooove six-word stories. Why? Well, because we love creative…
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Dear Love: Healing Through Writing Letters

Dear Love: Healing Through Writing Letters

A letter from the influential physicist, Richard Feynman, to his high-school sweetheart and wife, Arline Feynman: [From Letters of Note]…
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Parliament Hill Fields Poem: "On this bald hill the new year hones its edge. Faceless and pale as china the round sky goes on minding its business. Your absence is inconspicuous nobody can tell what I lack."

Sylvia Plath’s Parliament Hill Fields: A Poem About Miscarriage

Last night I got sucked into a Wikepedia black hole. It started harmlessly enough with a Sylvia Plath biopic and…
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full mailbox - writing letters to loved ones who have died

Missing Moments & Letter Writing: A Journal Exercise.

I still feel a small tinge of excitement when the mail comes.  It’s a fleeting feeling, one left over from…
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for sale, baby shoes, never worn, hemingway, six-word stories

Six-Word Stories, Statements, and Exclamations: A Journaling Exercise

Legend has it that famous author Ernest Hemingway, out to lunch at the Algonquin, bet a table full of fellow writers he…
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thoreau quote: "Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh."

Love Your Regret

Please don't tell me you don't have any regrets...please...I beg of you.  Normal people have regrets; it doesn't make you…
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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…
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grief journals

Grief Journals: Should Picking a Grief Journal Really Be This Complicated?

Journaling is a tried and true coping tool for exploring grief, as well as other complicated emotions.  Why does it…
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