12 Things Harry Potter Taught Me About Grief

If you hang out here regularly you may already know that Eleanor and I are both pretty big fans of Harry Potter. You may have been tipped off when we wrote our very own Harry Potter Grief Theory. That post required a bit of explaining for those who haven’t read the Harry Potter books or seen the movies.  Fortunately, …

two track model of bereavement

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 about grief theory!  Why, you [emphatically] ask again? Because we believe that grief theory isn’t just for grief counselors, therapists, and researchers.  We believe that understanding a little bit about grief theory is really helpful …

Coping with Self-Doubt in the New Year

This morning Litsa and I ran our usual Thursday morning workshop at an emergency shelter in Baltimore City.  We’ve been visiting this particular shelter for almost three years now, so from start to finish our visits have become pretty routine.  We come, we put out coffee and donuts, a handful of residents turn up to eat and drink …

We Remember in 2016: Reader Remembrance Gallery

Litsa and I thought about writing an obligatory New Years post.  Maybe ‘Top ten posts to motivate you in 2017‘ or ‘WYG’s most popular posts of 2016’ or something like that.  We thought about it, we brainstormed, but we didn’t feel inspired.  If you really really want New Years posts, we’ve written them in the past. Here are our favorite two: …

Hang in there…

We want to take a minute (really, this will only take a minute) to remind you to hang in there. Hang in there when you struggle through making their favorite, most special recipe. Hang in there when you hear that song that reminds you of them and always makes you cry. Hang in there when you have one …


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