Understanding Grief

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Jul'19

WYG’s Definition of Grief

We’ve written extensively about grief over the years. We’ve expanded and clarified; we’ve waxed poetic; and, yes, perhaps we’ve even …

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19

Jun'19

Grieving Someone You Didn’t Know (or Hardly Knew)

Loss takes many shapes. Sometimes loss takes the shape of someone we knew well. It’s tangible and detailed and reflects …

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06

Jun'19

Mourning the Passage of Time

I’ll be a year older next week as far as my license is concerned. That’s a fancy way of saying …

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23

May'19

Self-Stigma in Grief: What is it and why does it matter?

Death, loss, and grief are experiences that impact almost every being on Earth at some point. These universal experiences touch everyone …

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03

Apr'19

We Don’t Recover From Grief, and that’s Okay

After some discussion with our insightful readers, we’re adding a brief preface to this article.  We feel it’s important to …

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08

Mar'19

7 Ways to Treat Yourself With Kindness While Grieving

A while ago, we wrote an article about the need for self-compassion in grief.  At the time, we defined self-compassion …

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21

Feb'19

Becoming a Parent After the Death of a Parent

After someone you love dies, almost all “blessed events” thereafter become a mix of happy-type emotions and sad-type emotions.  In …

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18

Jan'19

Grieving Who I Used To Be

As common as the term ‘new normal’ is among those grieving, I am always shocked how many people email or …

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09

May'18

I Am Still Your Daughter…You are Still my Mother

I am still your daughter and, though I often feel motherless, you are still my mother. Our here-on-earth connection has …

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01

May'18

What it Means to ‘Change Your Relationship With Grief’

There are things that you get over in life. For example a cold, your first breakup, or an argument with …

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08

Mar'18

When Feeling Okay Feels Wrong

I look at grief as more of a frienemy than anything else. To be honest, it’s been this way since …

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14

Feb'18

A Grief Concept You Should Care About: Continuing Bonds

I’ve always thought of continuing bonds as an ‘a-ha’ grief concept. As in…  “A-ha! That makes so much sense.” “A-ha! …

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