Essays, Books, and Poetry

Grief Is More Than Sadness

There are a lot of things we love about writing a grief blog, but if I had to pick one of my favorite things about the work we do it is meeting new grief friends – lots of new, fabulous grief friends.  What do grief friends do?  We talk about grief, of course. Allison Gilbert, …

32 (More) Books About Death and Grief

A few weeks ago, we put together the first half of a book list about death and grief. Today, we’re finally getting around to posting the second half. Some of these books we’ve read, while othes are on our ‘want to read’ list.  Although there are many self-help/advice/informative type books out there written specifically to help people …

32 Books About Death and Grief

Well, we’ve gotten a bit carried away…again.  Our intention was to provide you with a list of 64 memoirs or novels about death and grief; you know, so you could add a little light reading to your summer book list.   I quickly realized that 64 books (with links and descriptions) might be a bit much, so instead we’re going to start …

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64 Quotes About Grief, Coping and Life After Loss

A good quote serves many purposes.  A quote helps us put our own thoughts and feelings into perspective, it allows us to use the words of others to communicate or to convey a message, and it helps us to feel a sense of commonality when we find our feelings, experiences and observations match those of …

fault in our stars review

The Fault In Our Stars: A WYG Review

When I decided to go see The Fault In Our Stars the day it opened in theaters I should have anticipated that I would be among a sea of 13 year olds.  As I sat through the previews I was getting concerned that the giggles, whispers, squeals and glow of cell phones was going to force …

Grief Quote Round-up: grief quotes we love

If you have spent any time on our facebook page you have probably noticed that we don’t share grief quotes nearly as often as some other grief sites out there.  It isn’t that we don’t like grief quotes.  It is just that the interweb is already filled with zillions of images with quotes imposed on …


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