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“Maybe, Someday”: Staying Open to Possibility

It's disgusting out today. Yesterday I sat at my window and watched charming white snowflakes fall gently from the sky...…
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The Truth about Posttraumatic Growth After Loss

Litsa and I have long had a bee in our bonnet over the rhetoric around grief self-help.  Not all grief…
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Life With a Grief Monster

Life with a Grief Monster

This is my grief monster. He was born the day my mother died. I was really frightened of him at first…
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Grief and the Fear of Letting Go

Grief and The Fear of Letting Go

In the beginning, grief is a fog—a thick, dense, and never-ending barrier between you and the world as you once knew it. You figured it…
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Meditations on the Word ‘Loss’: Can we really ever lose those who die?

I've been thinking about the word loss as it pertains to someone's death.  More specifically, as  Merriam-Webster defines it, "A person or thing…
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Everyday Love: The Death Anniversary Several Years Later

For most newlyweds the first wedding anniversary is day of happiness and joy. Hopefully the couple's year together has been one…
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Growth from Grief (and a Journaling Exercise)

Growth from Grief (and a Journaling Exercise)

There is a lot of pain in this world. This is a truth that’s impossible to ignore. It’s everywhere—in our…
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