Understanding Grief

16

Jun'15

Making the Same Mistakes as Our Loved Ones

It’s 10:30am and the girls are still in their pajamas. Actually, I’m still in my pajamas as well. This is …

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09

Jun'15

Grieving the Loss of Hopes and Dreams

I just realized my birthday is tomorrow. Seriously, I totally forgot. Although I’m always bad with dates, truthfully I think …

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27

May'15

Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Sometimes grief can cause such extreme distress that it becomes unclear to the person what they are really dealing with. …

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22

May'15

Guilt vs Regret in Grief

When it comes to grief, guilt and regret are words that get tossed around pretty regularly.  We all have things …

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12

May'15

Grief and Gender: Intuitive and Instrumental Grief

We are usually pretty hesitant to even hint at categorizing, labeling or classifying grief. There are so many different grief …

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06

May'15

The Limited Language of Grief

I have been thinking about the limitations of language a lot lately, specifically when it comes to grief.  When you …

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21

Apr'15

Feeling Nothing During Grief: The Experience of Emotional Numbness

There are so many things one can feel in this life – anger, joy, jealousy, love, shame, happiness, embarrassment, amusement, sadness, …

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02

Apr'15

What would you tell your younger self about grief?

When my mother died, I knew nothing about grief. Truthfully, I knew nothing about life either. Like most, I entered …

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19

Mar'15

You Remind Me: People who remind us of our loved ones

Last night I watched ABC’s special “The Untold Story of ‘The Sound of Music.’” I stopped on the special because I …

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17

Mar'15

The Role of the Acute Stress Response in Grief

I want you to think about the worst moment of your life.  When was it?   What was happening?  Personally, …

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12

Mar'15

The Unprecedented Nature of Individual Grief: Trading answers for understanding

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say they like ambiguity, I’d be pretty broke. Studies …

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26

Feb'15

Mourning the Past While Living in the Present

Last night I fell asleep trying to piece together the fragments of a memory. It was a summer evening at …

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