Author Archives: Litsa

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 …

8 Tips For Supporting A Grieving Friend This Holiday

Most people don’t intentionally set out to be unsupportive of their grieving family and friends.  We know you may disagree, but let’s be generous and give people the benefit of the doubt. It is the holiday season after all. Think about it, even people who’ve lost a loved one or, heck, people who’ve been trained in grief …

Help us keep What’s Your Grief going

Dear Grief Friends, Today is our blogiversary.  It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since we posted our very first article on What’s Your Grief.  Back then we were averaging about 27 page-views a day and 24 of them were us + family and friends.  But now, thanks to you, WYG has become a …

spending the holidays alone

A Griever’s Pocket Guide To Spending The Holidays Alone

The other day I did a Google search looking for articles about spending the holidays alone. What I found was a shocking number of articles written by people spending the holidays alone by choice and loving it.  Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this perspective. These posts are lovely, and hearing about the ways in which …

Thinking About Thinking (and grief): Volume II

A while back I wrote a post about how your brain can’t always be trusted.  Sadly your brain can process information in ways that aren’t always helpful or accurate.  It can distort reality in ways that ultimately impact grief.  I know, its a bummer.  We like believing our brains are reliable. But sadly there is …


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