Understanding Grief

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Aug'17

Grief or Greed? When Families Fight Over Material Possessions

The death of a loved one can have a major impact on family unity. Each individual family member must reconcile …

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09

Aug'17

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 …

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20

Jun'17

Grief Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes

Last month we asked our readers to share their grief metaphors, analogies, and similes. I had made the observation that …

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25

May'17

Grief is like…

Grief is not an illness – physical or psychological – but sometimes it feels like one. Its onset causes an overwhelming …

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May'17

The Uncanny Nature of Grief

If I asked you to list a hundred words that describe your grief, my guess is “uncanny” wouldn’t be one …

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23

Mar'17

The Grief Coaster: Understanding stress in grief

Stress is a given, whether it’s experienced in response to major life events or minor everyday occurrences. When life is …

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14

Mar'17

Yearning in Grief and Loss

I’m a yearner; always have been and always will be. I ache for days and moments that exist only in …

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11

Mar'17

Warning: Grief Side-Effects May Include Building Emotional Walls

We’ve been a little quiet on WYG this week, but hopefully you have been keeping up over on photogrief, where …

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Mar'17

When Grief Gets Physical: dealing with physical grief symptoms

There is simply no way to anticipate what grief feels like.  It is one of those experiences that you can …

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23

Feb'17

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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12

Jan'17

Understanding The Two-Track Model of Bereavement

Today we want to fill you in on the Two-Track Model of Bereavement.  Why, you ask?  Because we love talking …

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07

Dec'16

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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