Author Archives: Litsa

Warning: Grief Side-Effects May Include Building Emotional Walls

We’ve been a little quiet on WYG this week, but hopefully you have been keeping up over on photogrief, where we posted our posted our March challenge!  In that post we challenged you to post your #griefweeds and #griefwildflowers images on photogrief and social media.  If you can’t even imagine what that means, go read …

February Feelings: In Photographs On Photogrief

If you are a WYG regular you probably know about photogrief.  But in case you aren’t a regular or you don’t know about photogrief, here’s a quick history: we love using photography to express and cope with grief.  Lots of you love using photography to express and cope with grief.  We thought it would be …

When Grief Gets Physical: dealing with physical grief symptoms

There is simply no way to anticipate what grief feels like.  It is one of those experiences that you can describe to someone, but it is impossible to really understand it until you are forced to live with it.  Of all the unimaginable aspects of grief, there is one thing we hear people say time …

Valentine’s Day grief, in six words

We asked and you answered (as you always do!). We challenged you to share your six-word story about Valentine’s Day grief over on griefinsixwords.com. We were incredibly moved by the flood of replies on the site and facebook.  We are sharing some below and, don’t worry, there is still time to submit and read more …

Grieving Someone You Didn’t Like (because it happens)

Let’s be honest, sometimes people die who you…well…hated. That sounds really harsh, but sometimes it’s true.  Or even if you didn’t hate the person, maybe you really didn’t like them…or you had a love/hate relationship…or you found them very difficult…or your relationship with them was difficult.  There are a number of ways this can play out, but …

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, …


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