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100 Songs about Grief and Loss: Volume Two

Back in April we posted 64 Songs About Grief and Loss: Volume One. Some songs on our grief mix were WYG picks and some were suggested by you, our readers. After posting the first volume we received tons of song suggestions which told us we clearly needed to make a Volume Two. If you read WYG with …

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Guilt and Grief: coping with the shoulda, woulda, couldas

When my dad died I remember well the intense guilt I had in the months that followed.  Though his death didn’t fit into one of the categories known for guilt, that didn’t stop me from feeling guilty.  I felt guilt that I wasn’t a match for a bone marrow transplant, though rationally I knew I …

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Online Memorials in the Modern Age: An interview with Mandy Benoualid

Today we’d like to welcome honorary WYG girl, Mandy Benoualid, to the blog.  Mandy is the founder and Executive Creative Director of   Qeepr, a site that brings family and friends together to honor and remember deceased loved ones by linking real life memorials to online memorials and social media. Qeepr provides a platform for online memorial …

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64 Things We Learned at the Compassionate Friends National Conference

1. It takes approximately 12 hours to drive from Baltimore, MD to Rosemont, Il. 2. A 12-hour road trip without kids is like heaven compared to a 5-hour road trip with kids. Just sayin’ 3. It’s not actually impossible to come up with enough topics to fill 12 straight hours without turning on the radio. …

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What’s Your Question: Should Children Attend Funerals?

I was talking some friends a while back about when they went to their first funeral (that’s what you get when you hang out with a gal who writes a grief blog).  It was prompted by a conversation in which a friend mentioned that he was not “invited” to attend his grandmother’s funeral when he …

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