Author Archives: Litsa

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, …

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 …


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