Talking to Kids About Death and Grief: 10 Comprehensive Tips

If you came here looking for a script for talking to your child about death and grief, I’m sorry, we can’t give you one. Your child is an individual and your situation is unique, so what you say and do will depend on a number of different factors. But here’s some good news: (1) As a …


Thinking About Thinking (and Grief)

We have talked many a time here about how grief can make you feel a bit like you’re losing it.  Emotions overwhelm you, thoughts and feelings are running amok, it can feel like your brain was highjacked.  Some days you feel like your brain is somehow disconnected from yourself, you are feeling, thinking, and doing …


Grief In Six Words: a new site by WYG

If you’re a long-time WYG grief-friend, you know that Eleanor and I looooove six-word stories.  Why?  First, because we love creative expression as a tool for coping with grief.  Writing, of course, is one of those creative tools.  We also know from many years of working with grievers and hanging out here with all of you, …


The Uninvited Guest: Making Room for Grief

“Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.” ~ Brené Brown, The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto On the day your loved one died, or perhaps the day when you realized your loved one was …


Winter is Coming: 64 tips for grieving through the winter blues

Okay, so it may feel like we are jumping the gun with a post about winter blues on the first day of fall, but we have good reason.  I promise.  Weather can have a real impact on mood and coping, whether you like it or not.  There are those of you who love the dark …

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