Gratitude in Grief

grief is love

Grief is Love

What is grief in relation to love? Quite often I think they’re the same thing. When people think of love, most often they think of hearts, romance, and warm-fuzzies, but love is far more complicated.  Love is positive and amazing, yes, but it can also feel very very bad.   Love can hurt.  Love can cause …

The Grief Lens and its Impact on Outlook

One thing that keeps me up at night is the subjectivity of life.  Yes, I do have better things to worry about.  Trust me, I also lay awake plenty of nights wondering who will win this season of The Bachelor. William Shakespeare once wrote…“…there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Although …

The ‘Yes, and…’ approach to gratitude

Every once in a while we bring up the topic of gratitude and I know when we do a good percentage of you zone out. Be honest, when you’re feeling down it’s extremely annoying to have some lady-blogger tell you to be grateful. Sorry I’m not sorry. You know how when you decide someone is annoying; all …

A Grateful State of Affairs

Wow, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I know it’s hard to believe because posting on WYG has been scarce to say the least, but please believe we’ve been working super hard behind the scenes. Case in point:   Someone has to count how fast Ginny can run around the dining table for lords …

A Simple Thank You

If you read ‘What’s Your Grief’ with any regularity you probably know we usually dedicate Friday’s post to our ‘Friday Favorites’.  I’m sorry if you came here looking for your weekly fix of grief related articles, but frankly I don’t feel like writing that post.  There’s a different post I feel compelled to write and …

A Grateful Farewell to 2013

2013 has been a rough year, to put it mildly.  Like so many of you, we’ve had our ups and downs.  If you’ve been here with us through the year, you’ve probably noticed that when life get tough, we get grateful.  Or at least we try.  Sometimes we fail because, let’s be honest, when life sucks finding …


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