All Kinds of Coping

Eight Step Plan for Mastering Grief (and other important nuances)

William Shakespeare once said, “Well, everyone can master a grief but he that has it.” Now this may have been true in 1598, but that was before WYG’s ‘Eight Step Plan for Mastering Grief’! Read on grief friends and you will see that we have demystified and distilled the ever confusing experience of life after …

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 …

Conceptualizing Progress in Grief

We often use the simile that grief is like a journey and while grief is a little bit like a journey, it’s not the perfect comparison.  The word ‘journey’ is not quite right because (1) I think it makes grief sound way more exciting than it is and (2) journeys are usually direct and typically have an endpoint. Grieving is …

Problem Solving Grief

Grief isn’t a problem that can be solved. I want to make sure we’re all clear on this before proceeding. Agree? Great. Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s talk about problem solving. I know I know, I just said, “grief is not a problem that can be solved”, and it isn’t.  But here’s the deal, WYG …

5 Reasons Why it Can Be Hard to Cope With Loss

A few months ago we received an email asking us to explain the difference between “grieving” and “coping”.  Although these are two distinct and different undertakings, they do intertwine so I can see where someone might have difficulty differentiating between them. If we define grief as distress caused by bereavement or a person’s response to loss; then we …

Reconnecting with Life After Loss (One step at a time)

http://media.blubrry.com/whatsyourgrief/p/traffic.libsyn.com/whatsyourgrief/march_20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you prefer to listen to your grief support, check out our podcast on this same topic. ———————————————————————— You’ve been there before.  Heck, we’ve all been there. It’s been a long week, you’re tired, the weather’s not that great, the newest season of House of …


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