Understanding Grief

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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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27

Jan'15

12 Challenges for Grieving Extroverts

A while back Eleanor wrote a great post on grieving as an introvert; if you missed it you should check …

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22

Jan'15

No One is Alone

I’ve been mulling over the idea that no one is alone. It’s a belief I aspire to, but not a …

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13

Jan'15

Parenting While Grieving

When it comes to parenting, humans are a protective bunch. I feel qualified to say this as I am the …

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08

Jan'15

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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20

Nov'14

When Grief Changes Our Priorities (aka should I join a commune?)

I have this very vivid memory of sitting in the lobby of my college dorm talking to my boyfriend at …

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23

Oct'14

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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21

Oct'14

Grief Triggers and Positive Memory: A Continuum

Central New York, where I grew up, overachieves when it comes to cold weather seasons.   I won’t even get started …

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