Grief Makes You Crazy

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Grief, Emotion & Major Life Decisions

I should start out by saying this post is not about some disastrous decision I made while grieving, so don’t expect the story to end in a smoking pile of wreckage. Excuse the spoiler, but it actually ends with a sweet smelling chubby cheeked bundle of wonderful. Most decisions – good, bad, hasty, or impulsive …

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So Much For Happily Ever After: When life doesn’t turn out the way you planned

Although I like books, I haven’t authored a single grief book review for What’s Your Grief. Book reviews are Litsa’s forte because, as she’s mentioned before, she has a book-buying problem. I consider this an okay problem for her to have because she can read a book cover to cover in what I consider warp …

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Reconnecting With Your Passions: Getting over the Meh’s

Have you ever fallen in love with a thing? Not a person or a place, but a thing? Well maybe not a thing but an activity; otherwise known as a hobby, outlet, creative endeavor, or passion? I hope everyone knows the joy of falling in love with a thing at least once in life. Passions …

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Nostalgia and Yearning in Grief

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” ~Edna St. Vincent Millay Yearning is a concept that’s hard to pin down. At its core yearning is a deep longing, a strong …

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Stress Overload and Dealing with Head Lice

I’ve written about the 2013/2014 winter being pretty craptastic for my family. Although this wasn’t grief related per-say, it was related to significant life stressors and my capacity to focus on any other nonsense has been pretty limited. It seems only fair that when life gets really bad you should be able to take a …

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All About Anger: The good, the bad, and the self-loathing

I originally intended today’s post to be about forgiveness. You know how sometimes you learn a new word like kerfuffle (a disorderly outburst or tumult) and all of a sudden you start seeing it everywhere? That’s how I feel about the concept of forgiveness; I’ve been running into it everywhere both in my personal and …